11-12th Grade

Tips for 11-12th Graders

Junior and senior year make up the most critical time in the application process. Colleges want to see students on an upward trajectory as they prepare to leave high school. They expect students to begin enrolling in college level courses (AP or DE) and to continue to earn high grades (As and Bs). We are here to support you with planning out a college preparatory schedule and selecting colleges that are a good match for your career interests, academic performance, personality AND family financial situation. We will walk with you through the process of filling out applications, brainstorming and editing essays, submitting scholarship and financial aid forms, and more.

Please see the links below for more information:


Senior College Planning Meeting at T.C. Williams, cohosted with T.C. Williams School Counseling Department (for families of seniors on September 21th, 2020). 

School Counselors, the College & Career Center, and the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria will discuss navigating the college application process – Naviance and Common App; the “GREEN Packet” & letters of recommendation; college entrance exams – SAT/ACT; choosing match/fit colleges (academically, socially, and financially); how to pay for college – FAFSA, institutional aid, and scholarships.

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Ready to Learn More?

Reach out to Alyssa Samuel, Director of College Advising and Scholarship Programming for grades 11-12 and T.C. Alumni.

(703) 824-6685
Alexandria City High School
Room A-115
Make an appointment with me at calendly.com/alyssa-samuel