TJ Admissions Overview
Amid dozens of changes, thousands of media articles, court challenges, etc, many applicants and parents find themselves wondering where they can find a complete guide to the TJ Admissions Process. In keeping with our mission of taking the guesswork out of TJ Prep, here it is!
Historically, the TJ Admissions Process was a 2-round process. In the OLD admissions process (2020 and prior), the two rounds consisted of:
Round 1: GPA/Transcript Review Standardized Admissions Test (similar to the ACT Aspire)
Round 2: Teacher recommendations, Student Information Sheet (SIS), and Problem-Solving Essay (PSE).
This process also had an application fee, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
In 2020, several changes were made by the Fairfax County Public Schools School Board. This included the removal of the following components: