HBCA 26th Annual Historically Black College Tour
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Tour Details

Bus departs from New London H.S. on Monday, April 16 and returns Saturday, April 21, 2018.


Howard University, Morgan State University, Bowie State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Delaware State University, and the University of Delaware (TWU).


2018 Schedule of Activities

Interview Schedule

All Workshops conducted at NL Science & Technology Magnet High School.

Thursday, March 1 - Financial Aid Workshop conducted at NL Science & Technology Magnet High School. No fees. Open to general public. Start time 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday, March 10 - Local College Seminar conducted at NL Science & Technology Magnet High School. Admissions counselors from such schools as Eastern Connecticut State University, Johnson & Wales University, Mitchell College, Three Rivers Community College, and University of New Haven discuss admissions requirements and more. Start time 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. No fees. Open to general public.

Saturday, April 7 - Pre-Tour Student Orientation conducted at NL Science & Technology Magnet High School. Start time 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Held only for students attending the tour.

Thursday, April 12 - Pre-Tour Parent Orientation conducted at NL Science & Technology Magnet High School. Start time 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

April 16 - 21, 2018 - HBCU Tour, Meet the bus at NLHS 8:00 am - depart 9:00 am Sharp!


How to Apply

Cost $295 per student (cost include hotel, transportation, student information package, and tee shirt). Cost applies to New London County residents. Non-resident fee is $375.

Students must submit an application, two letters of recommendation, and their grade transcript along with a minimum deposit of $100. Deposit is non-refundable. Recommendation letter must be written by a school offical. Mail application package and payment to: HBCA, College Tour Committee, PO Box 1385, New London, CT 06320. The application & payment can be mailed seperately from the transcript and letters. Deposit is required to reserve your spot. Full payment can be made at any time. Deposit will be accepted past the due date as long as space is available.

Once the student's application package is submitted in its entirety an interview will be setup with the tour committee. At least one parent must accompany the student at the interview.

Students will be required to attend all workshops and orientations. Unexcused absence may result in a rejection from the tour. Students who miss the Student Orientation will not be allowed to attend the tour.

Repeat students and students not living in New London County will be placed on a waiting list until the 2nd week of February. We will start clearing the waiting list giving priority to students who have submitted all required documents and payments. Students who were not selected from the waiting list will receive a full refund.

No refunds will be granted if cancellation is made after the cancellation deadline indicated on the application.

Payment Schedule

  • $100 non-refundable deposit are being accepted now
  • 2nd $100 payment due 1/26/2018
  • Final payment due 2/23/2018
  • Full payment must be made by 3/6/2018

Get Tour Application for 2018 now










Updated 2/22/2011