FCPS Virtual College Week

Monday, October 18 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

Virtual College Week

Join us during our upcoming FCPS Virtual College Week and participate in one or all of the live virtual sessions. You will learn about the current college admissions process and how to be better prepared for the next chapter of your educational journey. 

Learn more about Virtual College Week by checking out the Virtual College Week Google Site (@fcpsschools.net credentials needed to log in)


To accommodate as many families as possible, families are encouraged to register as a household. Use the link below to register.

Schedule of Events

Date Time Title Description
Mon., Oct. 18th 5:00pm  Paying for College Presented by Tessie Wilson, Paying for College is an overview of the entire financial aid process, including understanding the terms used most often, how, when and where to   apply for aid, information about scholarships and where to get help and other information. 
Mon., Oct. 18th 6:00pm  Dual Enrollment Presented by Amy Nearman, Director of the Office of Dual Enrollment Staff at Northern Virginia Community College, Dual Enrollment provides an overview about how FCPS students can earn college credit while in high school. Join this session to learn about dual enrollment and the benefits of participating in the program.
Mon., Oct. 18th 7:00pm  Standardized Testing in the College Process Presented by Susan Rexford, Director of College Guidance at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Standardized Testing in the College Process explains the role of the ACT and SAT in the college application process.
Tues., Oct. 19th 5:00pm  Study in Spain - Universidad de Navarra Presented by Cristina McCarthy, the Admissions Counselor, USA East Coast for Universidad de Navarra, Study in Spain explores the ins and outs of studying abroad, with a focus on Spain.
Tues., Oct. 19th 6:00pm  What 9th Grade Students Need to Know About College Presented by Eric Welch, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program Coordinator and a Social Studies Teacher at Justice High School, What 9th Grade Students Need to Know About College explains how 9th grade isn’t too early to start the college exploration process.
Tues., Oct. 19th 7:00pm  Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search Process and Beyond Presented by Naomi Martinez-Jones, Director of Disability Services at George Mason University, and Maggie Contreras, Job Coach Supervisor with FCPS Career and Transition Services, Considerations for Students with Disabilities in the College Search and Beyond covers how students with disabilities can transition to a variety of postsecondary education options. 
Wed., Oct. 20th 5:00pm  Are You Common App Ready? Presented by Meredith Lombardi, Associate Director of Outreach and Education at Common App, Are Your Common App Ready? explains how to approach your college applications and discover tools for students and families to help along the way. 
Wed., Oct. 20th 6:00pm  Exploring Naviance Student Presented by Sarah Whipp, Enterprise Consultant at PowerSchool, Exploring Naviance Student showcases how Naviance Student helps students take charge of their learning goals, explore college and career opportunities, and build important life skills.  
Wed., Oct. 20th 7:00pm  Applying to a Military Academy  Presented by Jim Ripley and Marty Menez, Applying to a Military Academy explains the ins and outs of applying to a Military Academy.
Thurs., Oct., 21st 5:00pm  Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) in FCPS Presented by Rebecca Small, FCPS high school specialist for Advanced Academic Programs, and Daina Lieberman, the Educational Specialist for IB Programmes in FCPS, Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) in FCPS explains the AP and IB programs in FCPS.
Thurs., Oct., 21st 6:00pm  Scholarship 101 Presented by Marian Kendrick, Program Director for College Access Fairfax, Scholarship 101 provides an overview of the scholarship application process.
Thurs., Oct., 21st 7:00pm  Write Your Truth: A Guide to College Essays Presented by Dr. Lynette Henry, Manager of College Success Programs, Write Your Truth: A Guide to College Essays provides tips and techniques for writing a personal narrative as part of your college application.

Virtual College Fairs

Coalition for College

At the Coalition’s virtual college fairs, you’ll have the chance to connect with schools you may have heard of and discover new schools to add to your list.
Events and Registration

Go to College Fairs

Go To College Fairs organizes events that bring admissions officers from various colleges and universities to high schools, convention centers, and community spaces to meet with and answer questions from students and parents.
Events and Registration

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

NACAC Virtual College Fair Events:

Date Time
Sunday, September 12  1:00- 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 3 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 2 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

To learn more information, visit NACAC Fairs

Student Registration

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all virtual college fair opportunities; additionally, dates and times are subject to change or may have a fee to attend. We recommend you check with the event organizer directly.

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.