College and Career Information

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(For a complete list of college/career related events, please visit the Events Calendar page.)
College & Career Newsletters for NBHS Students
The first newsletter will be published on September 5, 2023.

STUDENTS: Want to get details and reminders for upcoming events sent directly to your personal email or by text? Visit and let us know what upcoming college and career events interest you.  


College Representatives Available to Meet with Juniors and Seniors
This fall, New Bedford High School will host college admissions representatives who wish to meet in a small group with interested juniors and seniors. To participate, students must register in advance using this Google Form.
Upcoming visits include:

Anna Maria College Tuesday, September 26 period 5
Franklin & Marshall College Thursday, September 28 period 5
Emerson College Thursday, September 28 period 6
Iona University Friday, September 29 period 1
Emmanuel College Monday, October 2 period 3
Salem State University Tuesday, October 3 period 2

Click here for a complete list of college representative visits.
Groups will be limited in size, and priority will be given to seniors if there are too many interested students. Registered students will receive a pass via Teams (or text) in advance of the visit. Students must report to their assigned class and show their pass to their teacher before reporting to the meeting location. Attendance will be taken. Students must register for the visit at least two school days in advance. Questions about the college visits can be sent to [email protected]. (College representatives who wish to schedule a visit should send an email to that same address.)
Golden Door Information Session, Thursday, September 14 at 5 pm.
Golden Door Scholars provides DACAmented & undocumented students with the financial aid and support needed to invest in their education and define their futures. More than scholarships, GDS is a vibrant and determined community that offers comprehensive support including career readiness programs, mentorship, and intentional programming, going beyond financial assistance.
Learn about the program, eligibility, and more. Click here to register. Session available in English and Spanish!

Common Application Help for Seniors, Tuesday, September 26 during all Lunch Shifts
Join counselors in the Maker Space during lunch for help with your Common Application. Bring your laptop. Bag lunches will be provided. No need to sign up in advance--just drop in!

College Fair Scheduled at New Bedford High School on October 19

New Bedford High School will host a college fair on Thursday, October 19, immediately following the school day until 5:00pm. We anticipate about 60 institutions in attendance. All high school students in the New Bedford Public Schools are invited along with their families, and students from neighboring districts are welcome as well. All students should pre-register at Be sure to select the correct fair! Colleges, military institutions should reach out to [email protected] for an invitation.

College Fly-In Programs for Rising Seniors Use the links provided to access the information page and application for the particular college.
Discover Middlebury Application deadline: September 8, 2023
Women of Distinction (Smith College) Application deadline: September 15

Military Mondays
We are excited to welcome our military recruiters to visit juniors and seniors during lunches every Monday beginning in mid-September. Representatives will be in the cafeterias according to the following schedule:

    Senior Cafeteria    Junior Cafeteria
September 18     Army    Marines
September 25    Navy    Army National Guard
October 2    Coast Guard    Air Force
October 16    Air Force    Coast Guard 
October 23    Army National Guard    Navy
October 30    Marines    Army 
November 6    Air National Guard    Marines