Posts in Category: College Admissions

How will learning at home impact college admissions for students?

Generally speaking, colleges and universities evaluate students within the context of their high school (and school district). DCPS has consulted closely with our college partners, and they have assured us that colleges will be as flexible as they can be in evaluating student transcripts of future applicants. That said, they asked us to be as clear, concise, and consistent as possible in our grading policies and in the presentation of our transcripts.  

I am a current college student and need to switch my plans and go to school locally. What should I do?

You should reach out to your Counselor and/or College and Career Coordinator (all are available to connect virtually during learning at home) to explain your situation.  They can then help you identify colleges locally that are still accepting applications and help you find a school that will be the right fit. If you are a student participating in the DCPS Persists program you can also reach out to your DCPS Persists Coach.