Apply to TJHSST - Freshman Winter Round - Class of 2021


Taking the Test

    The admissions test begins with a two-hour standardized test. The standardized test includes 45 verbal questions (5 scrambled paragraph exercises, 15 logical reasoning questions, and 5 reading passages with 5 questions each) and 50 multiple-choice math word and computational problems.

    Total testing time, including time for instructions and questions, is approximately 2.5 hours.

    For information on preparing for the admissions test, including a sample test, see Getting Ready.

    For information on testing accommodations, click here.


    All applicants to the freshman class of 2021 that submit a completed application by the October 14, 2016 deadline are automatically registered to take the Thomas Jefferson Admissions Test. This is the only way to register for the admissions test and all applicants to the freshman class of 2021 must take the admissions test. This year's test will be administered on Saturday, December 3, 2016, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 11:00 a.m.

    Selecting Your Test Site

    The test is offered at 17 locations throughout Northern Virginia (12 in Fairfax County, three in Loudoun County, one in Arlington County, and one in Prince William County). See Test Sites for a complete list. Applicants must select a test site location within the school division in which they reside (City of Falls Church applicants may test at any site because there is no test site located in the City of Falls Church).

    In case of inclement weather and the closure of school buildings on December 3, 2016, the test will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the same time and same locations. Click here for alternate dates for religious or other reasons.

    Confirming Your Test Site

    You will receive a testing newsletter through the online system confirming your testing site during the week of November 21, 2016.

    If you do not receive your confirmation by Monday, November 28, 2016, please call the Admissions Office at 571-423-3770. If you requested testing accommodations or an alternate test date for religious reasons, you will be contacted by November 30 regarding your requests.