Posts in Category: College Admissions

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.   

How can I explore colleges that I was accepted to or might be interested in applying to since campuses are closed?

Many colleges are now offering their on-campus visit programs virtually. This includes virtual campus tours, virtual information sessions and virtual chats with students, professors and admissions counselors. Visit the admissions website of a college you are inserted in learning more about to see details on the specific virtual programs they are offering. A sample list of colleges and their virtual options are also available on the DCPSGoesToCollege website.  Students can also use platforms like Naviance to learn more about specific colleges and universities and do a college search. Click here for directions on how to do a college search in Naviance. 360 degree virtual tours of many colleges are also available at You Visit.