TJHSST Sophomore Application Process

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) Admissions

Admissions Process

TJHSST Admissions accepts a very limited number of students for its sophomore class (10th grade) each year. Students who wish to apply for the 2018-2019 sophomore class should do so by May 25, 2018. TJHSST does not admit students to the sophomore class at any other time during the school year.

Students that applied for the Freshman Winter or Summer Rounds and were not offered admission may be eligible to apply during the Sophomore Round.

  • The number of students who can be accepted to the sophomore class is based in part on student attritionStudents cheering at TJHSST. In recent years, the number of admitted sophomores has ranged between 7 to 18 students. 
  • The sophomore admissions process is completed in its entirety in June each year.  The TJHSST Admissions Office administers all aspects of the sophomore admissions process.
  • Students may only apply to the Sophomore Round Class of 2021 if their school division has not exceeded its attendance cap for the 10th grade.

Students that do not live in Fairfax County need to contact the Admissions Office at 571-423-3770 or by email at tjadmissions@fcps.edu before you apply to make sure that applications will be allowed from your school division.

Class of 2021 Application Information

All applicants to the Sophomore Round (10th grade) of admissions at TJHSST must complete the following:

  • Part I of the Sophomore Application requests general demographic information about the applicant.
  • Part II of the Sophomore Application is a Student Information Sheet that includes a series of questions and short answer prompts as well as a personal essay. All applicants will use the TJ Admissions Online System to complete both sections.
  • Transcripts
    • All sophomore admissions applicants need to submit a copy of their high school transcript. The transcript must include 9th grade first semester marks for all high school courses taken or being taken at the time of application, as well as courses taken prior to 9th grade for high school credit.
    • Please see "Important Dates for 2018" for deadlines below.
  • Three Teacher Recommendations
  • Eligibility Documents
    • Proof of residency
    • PSAT/SAT scores

Sophomore Eligibility Requirements

Students interested in applying to the sophomore round (10th grade class) of admissions must fulfill all eligibility requirements at the time of application.

Important Dates for Sophomore Round, Class of 2021

  • March 10, 2018 – The last SAT date before the PSAT/SAT and transcript deadline (Applicants are responsible for providing test scores prior to April 27, 2018, deadline.)
  • April 2, 2018 – Sophomore Applications available
  • April 27, 2018 – PSAT/SAT and transcript deadline (Do not submit prior to April 2, 2018)
  • May 25, 2018 – APPLICATION DEADLINE*
  • June 29, 2018 – Final Admissions Decisions Posted (See Sophomore Round Decisions)*

For information on final admissions decisions, please see the sophomore section of Decision Process.
 

*THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SOPHOMORE ROUND APPLICANTS (TJHSST CLASS OF 2021) is May 25, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON.