Information about Colleges and Universities for Seniors

Colleges
  • Class of 2020

    ASCA Toolkit: Choosing a College When You Can’t Visit Campus (A Guide for Students)

    Struggling to make a final decision because you haven’t been able to visit the campus?  The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has created a tool-kit for graduating seniors to assist them in making a decision using virtual tools.

    NACAC College Admission Status Update

    Wondering when your deposit deadline is for your final decision for college?  Want to know about potential registration dates?  NACAC has compiled the list above that contains changes in decision deadlines, updates on standardized testing including their handling of Advanced Placement (AP) scores from the spring of 2020, and more.

    NAIA Flexibility During COVID-19

    The NAIA member schools have provided some additional flexibility regarding eligibility requirements for the class entering in the fall of 2020.  Please continue to check the website linked above for the most up-to-date information, in addition to maintaining communication with college athletic offices.

    National Association for College Admissions Counseling College Options List

    Still looking for the right fit and match in a college or university for the fall of 2020?  The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) publishes an annual list of those schools who still have space for admissions for the fall.  In addition, many of the schools still have financial aid and scholarships available for students.

    NCAA Flexibility During COVID-19

    Both Division I and Division II colleges and universities have provided some additional flexibility regarding eligibility requirements for the class entering in the fall of 2020.  Please continue to check the website linked above for the most up-to-date information, in addition to maintaining communication with college athletic offices.

    Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Enrollment and Placement Updates

    NOVA continues to enroll students for the fall 2020 semester per the standard admissions procedures which are mainly online. Families considering a four-year plan that currently includes NOVA may want to consider looking at the NOVA-Advance opportunity with GMU. Please note that they have changed the placement requirements given that students are not currently able to test in most scenarios:

    Peer Forward Program

    The Peer Forward Program (formerly College Summit) is designed to help First-Generation students realize that college dreams and goals are attainable with guidance and positive peer influence and determination. The students can research and investigate colleges and universities in a safe nurturing environment during the school day and learn about various careers through curriculum and instruction. Students enrolled in the Peer Forward Program will receive additional support through this ACPS course for Seniors.

    The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Guide to Applying & Paying for College

    The SFA’s Guide presents easy access to college information that TC students need, including how to pay for college, how to select a college, average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of Virginia colleges, colleges that meet 100% of financial need, and resources for Non-FAFSA eligible students.

    The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s Scholarship Application 

    Seniors can apply for a scholarship through the SFA from November through the end of January.  The SFA awards about $1M each year to graduating seniors and graduates. Scholarship recipients with financial need are eligible for at least $3,000 each year of college.