Information about Colleges and Universities for Juniors

Colleges
  • Class of 2021 and Beyond

    ACT Testing for 2020-21

    Information on ACT testing options for the fall of 2020 can be found on their website.

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

    Developed more than forty years ago, AVID has become an equity- based college access system targeted to support a group of students and the entire school. The intent of AVID is to ensure college readiness and potentially change a student’s trajectory to ensure it includes post-secondary plans and readiness necessary for success.  This is especially important for those who may be at-risk or under presented in four-year colleges/universities. The AVID elective at T.C. Williams  is 255 students strong this year and growing each year. To consider AVID as an elective course, check in with your counselor regarding the application process. Thus far, the Class of 2020 has compiled more than $3.44 in scholarship offerings including collecting twenty (20) Scholarship Fund of Alexandria scholarships. 

    Campus Tours: Virtual Campus Tours

    Want to get a feel for a college without the travel? Campus Tours links to individual college and university website’s own virtual tours.  You can also go to the admissions website of any college or university in which you are interested and search for virtual tour options.

    ECMC Opportunities: College General Virginia Information | Spanish

    This booklet guides you through the college selection, application and financial aid process.  in this resource all types of higher education institutions as “colleges.”

    FairTest List of Schools that are Test-Optional for Fall of 2021 Admissions

    Wondering which colleges and universities are going to be test-optional (not requiring an ACT or SAT score) for admissions for the fall of 2021?  FairTest has compiled a list of these schools to assist students with planning.

    NAIA Flexibility During COVID-19

    Currently, flexibility in eligibility requirements for NAIA colleges and universities is mainly for the incoming college class for 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 athletics offices.

    NACAC College Admission Status Update

    Wondering if you’ll need an SAT or ACT score for the schools in which you are interested in applying for fall of 2021 admissions?  Want to know if there are virtual or future on-campus opportunities to take a tour?   The  NACAC link contains all of this and more.

    NCAA Flexibility During COVID-19

    Currently, flexibility in eligibility requirements for both Division I and Division II colleges and universities is mainly for the incoming college class for 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 athletics offices.

    The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program: Northern Virginia Community College

    The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program increases access to higher education for selected, underrepresented students from participating Northern Virginia high schools. The program is designed to serve students who have both the motivation and capacity to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Strong consideration is given to: multiple barriers to college access or success, recent high school grades and senior year attendance.  The Pathway Program provides multifaceted, individualized support during the transition from high school to Northern Virginia Community College and the transfer to George Mason University or another institution of the student’s choice.  We will begin accepting applications for our 2021 cohort group in late summer to early fall 2020.

    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. Students 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 receive additional support through this ACPS course for Seniors.

    SAT Testing for 2020-21

    The College Board has provided updates for dates and formats for SAT testing beginning the fall of 2020.

    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.