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:
- Guide to Applying & Paying for College
- Average GPA & SAT/ACT Scores of Virginia Colleges
- Average GPA & SAT/ACT Scores for HBCU’s
- Admission Essays
- Résumé Template
- Is Applying Early Right for You
- Paying for College
- Colleges that Meet 100% of Financial Need
- Colleges Requiring the CSS Profile
- Financial Aid Award Comparison Tool
- Citizenship & FAFSA Eligibility Flowchart
- Resources for Non-FAFSA Eligible Students
- Editable Résumé Template (Microsoft Word Document available for download)
- College Score Card-compare financial aid awards, graduation rates, internships across colleges
- College Search-compare college data; IES, National Center for Educational Statistics
- Net Price Calculator-sticker vs net price
- Career Search-career paths, hiring trends, entry level salaries and training/degree requirements
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.
- PowerPoint Presentation
Ready to Learn More?
Reach out to Alyssa Samuel, Director of College Advising and Scholarship Programming for grades 11-12 and T.C. Alumni.