TJ Admission Prep

TJHSST had announced a new admissions policy from the class of 2027 (2022/23 Freshman Round). Two key components are a “student portrait sheet” and a "problem-solving essay".

TJHSST Admission Eligibility Requirements:


  • New Requirements : Enrolled in both math and science honors courses. Enrolled in one additional honors course or identified as a Young Scholar*. (*Information regarding potential waivers will be forthcoming.)
  • Math Requirements: Applicants to the freshman class at TJHSST must be taking a full-year of Honors Algebra 1 for high school credit or a higher level math course in grade 8 to apply to TJHSST. Algebra 1, Part A does not satisfy the math prerequisite for freshman application. Your school must verify the math course you are enrolled in for grade 8 on the application form.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): All applicants to TJHSST, at the completion of 7th grade, must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in order to be eligible to apply.

Dates To Remember (2024-2025 Freshman Round)

  • Monday, October 21: Applications Available - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13:Last Day to Begin Application - 4:00 pm
    (including Accommodation & Alternate Test Day requests)
  • Friday, November 15:Application Deadline - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 11: Notification to Applicants who do not meet minimum Honors and GPA - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8: SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Saturday, February 22: Inclement Weather Date for February 8
  • Friday, February 14: Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Friday, February 27: Inclement Weather Date for February 14
  • Wednesday, April 30: Final Notifications Released on or Before (Per Regulation)

  • * Dates on calendar above may be subject to change

    Click here for "Steps to Complete the Application"

TJHSST Freshman Application Key Components:

Students will be evaluated on their grade point average (GPA); a portrait sheet where they will be asked to demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st centaury skills; a problem-solving essay; and experience factors.

  • Complete the Student Portrait Sheet: Students will demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills.
  • Problem-Solving Essay: May include math and/or science, but will most likely be a test mainly of the students’ ability to organize and communicate conclusions about a complex topic.

☞ Applicants will compose and complete the student portrait sheets and problem-solving essay themselves, but we can help the student to:


Skill Focus

  • Understand what TJHSST wants
  • Write effective essays
  • Manage their time

Student Portrait Sheet

  • Brainstorm and explain accomplishment
  • Think of activities and skills
  • Develop their personal statements

Problem-solving essay

  • Improve problem solving skills and scientific literacy
  • Learn to organize a many step explanation effectively
  • Practice technical writing to communicate the complex ideas
  • Master essay planning
  • Editing

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Admission Essay Tutor

  • Alexandra Nguyen — University of Virginia, National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary

2024 TJ Admission Prep Group Fall Course

TJHSST had announced a new admissions policy from the class of 2027 (2022/23 Freshman Round). Two key components are a “student portrait sheet” and a "problem-solving essay".

TJHSST Admission Eligibility Requirements:


  • New Requirements : Enrolled in both math and science honors courses. Enrolled in one additional honors course or identified as a Young Scholar*. (*Information regarding potential waivers will be forthcoming.)
  • Math Requirements: Applicants to the freshman class at TJHSST must be taking a full-year of Honors Algebra 1 for high school credit or a higher level math course in grade 8 to apply to TJHSST. Algebra 1, Part A does not satisfy the math prerequisite for freshman application. Your school must verify the math course you are enrolled in for grade 8 on the application form.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): All applicants to TJHSST, at the completion of 7th grade, must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in order to be eligible to apply.

Dates To Remember (2024-2025 Freshman Round)

  • Monday, October 21: Applications Available - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13:Last Day to Begin Application - 4:00 pm
    (including Accommodation & Alternate Test Day requests)
  • Friday, November 15:Application Deadline - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 11: Notification to Applicants who do not meet minimum Honors and GPA - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8: SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Saturday, February 22: Inclement Weather Date for February 8
  • Friday, February 14: Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Friday, February 27: Inclement Weather Date for February 14
  • Wednesday, April 30: Final Notifications Released on or Before (Per Regulation)

  • * Dates on calendar above may be subject to change

    Click here for "Steps to Complete the Application"

TJHSST Freshman Application Key Components:

Students will be evaluated on their grade point average (GPA); a portrait sheet where they will be asked to demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st centaury skills; a problem-solving essay; and experience factors.

  • Complete the Student Portrait Sheet: Students will demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills.
  • Problem-Solving Essay: May include math and/or science, but will most likely be a test mainly of the students’ ability to organize and communicate conclusions about a complex topic.

☞ Applicants will compose and complete the student portrait sheets and problem-solving essay themselves, but we can help the student to:


Skill Focus

  • Understand what TJHSST wants
  • Write effective essays
  • Manage their time

Student Portrait Sheet

  • Brainstorm and explain accomplishment
  • Think of activities and skills
  • Develop their personal statements

Problem-solving essay

  • Improve problem solving skills and scientific literacy
  • Learn to organize a many step explanation effectively
  • Practice technical writing to communicate the complex ideas
  • Master essay planning
  • Editing

See below for our full list of courses, offered at our Fairfax and McLean facilities. All classes are capped at 6 students to allow individualized attention.

"2024 TJ Admission Prep Group Fall Course Schedules"

Fairfax Branch Class # McLean Branch
Day Date Time Day Date Time
Sat Sept. 7 12:00pm - 2:00pm 1 Sun Sept. 8 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Sept. 14 12:00pm - 2:00pm 2 Sun Sept. 15 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Sept. 21 12:00pm - 2:00pm 3 Sun Sept. 22 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Sept. 28 12:00pm - 2:00pm 4 Sun Sept. 29 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Oct. 5 12:00pm - 2:00pm 5 Sun Oct. 6 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Oct. 12 12:00pm - 2:00pm 6 Sun Oct. 13 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Oct. 26 12:00pm - 2:00pm 7 Sun Oct. 27 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Nov. 2 12:00pm - 2:00pm 8 Sun Nov. 3 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Nov. 9 12:00pm - 2:00pm 9 Sun Nov. 10 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Nov. 16 12:00pm - 2:00pm 10 Sun Nov. 17 1:00pm - 3:00pm
*The student should bring the personal laptop during all classes.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Admission Essay Tutor

  • Alexandra Nguyen — University of Virginia, National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary
Early Bird Tuition: Register by August 7, 2024 for a tuition discount of 10%.
Tuition: $1,300 ⇒ $1,170 Enroll Now

Apply to TJHSST and Decision Process

Click here for TJHSST Admission Exam Information

TJ Admission Prep One-on-One Tutoring

TJHSST had announced a new admissions policy from the class of 2027 (2022/23 Freshman Round). Two key components are a “student portrait sheet” and a "problem-solving essay".

TJHSST Admission Eligibility Requirements:


  • New Requirements : Enrolled in both math and science honors courses. Enrolled in one additional honors course or identified as a Young Scholar*. (*Information regarding potential waivers will be forthcoming.)
  • Math Requirements: Applicants to the freshman class at TJHSST must be taking a full-year of Honors Algebra 1 for high school credit or a higher level math course in grade 8 to apply to TJHSST. Algebra 1, Part A does not satisfy the math prerequisite for freshman application. Your school must verify the math course you are enrolled in for grade 8 on the application form.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): All applicants to TJHSST, at the completion of 7th grade, must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in order to be eligible to apply.

Dates To Remember (2024-2025 Freshman Round)

  • Monday, October 21: Applications Available - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13:Last Day to Begin Application - 4:00 pm
    (including Accommodation & Alternate Test Day requests)
  • Friday, November 15:Application Deadline - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 11: Notification to Applicants who do not meet minimum Honors and GPA - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8: SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Saturday, February 22: Inclement Weather Date for February 8
  • Friday, February 14: Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Friday, February 27: Inclement Weather Date for February 14
  • Wednesday, April 30: Final Notifications Released on or Before (Per Regulation)

  • * Dates on calendar above may be subject to change

    Click here for "Steps to Complete the Application"

TJHSST Freshman Application Key Components:

Students will be evaluated on their grade point average (GPA); a portrait sheet where they will be asked to demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st centaury skills; a problem-solving essay; and experience factors.

  • Complete the Student Portrait Sheet: Students will demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills.
  • Problem-Solving Essay: May include math and/or science, but will most likely be a test mainly of the students’ ability to organize and communicate conclusions about a complex topic.

☞ Applicants will compose and complete the student portrait sheets and problem-solving essay themselves, but we can help the student to:


Skill Focus

  • Understand what TJHSST wants
  • Write effective essays
  • Manage their time

Student Portrait Sheet

  • Brainstorm and explain accomplishment
  • Think of activities and skills
  • Develop their personal statements

Problem-solving essay

  • Improve problem solving skills and scientific literacy
  • Learn to organize a many step explanation effectively
  • Practice technical writing to communicate the complex ideas
  • Master essay planning
  • Editing

☞ The TJHSST Admission Prep Tutoring will consist of One-on-One tutoring 20 hours (10 sessions) to help the students improve their writing. The student should bring an individual laptop to all the tutoring sessions.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Admission Essay Tutor

  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary
  • Alexandra Nguyen — University of Virginia, National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Tuition: $2,120 for 20 hours Enroll Now

Apply to TJHSST and Decision Process

Click here for TJHSST Admission Exam Information

2024 TJ Admission Prep Group Winter Course

TJHSST had announced a new admissions policy from the class of 2027 (2022/23 Freshman Round). Two key components are a “student portrait sheet” and a "problem-solving essay".

TJHSST Admission Eligibility Requirements:


  • New Requirements : Enrolled in both math and science honors courses. Enrolled in one additional honors course or identified as a Young Scholar*. (*Information regarding potential waivers will be forthcoming.)
  • Math Requirements: Applicants to the freshman class at TJHSST must be taking a full-year of Honors Algebra 1 for high school credit or a higher level math course in grade 8 to apply to TJHSST. Algebra 1, Part A does not satisfy the math prerequisite for freshman application. Your school must verify the math course you are enrolled in for grade 8 on the application form.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): All applicants to TJHSST, at the completion of 7th grade, must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in order to be eligible to apply.

Dates To Remember (2024-2025 Freshman Round)

  • Monday, October 21: Applications Available - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13:Last Day to Begin Application - 4:00 pm
    (including Accommodation & Alternate Test Day requests)
  • Friday, November 15:Application Deadline - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 11: Notification to Applicants who do not meet minimum Honors and GPA - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8: SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Saturday, February 22: Inclement Weather Date for February 8
  • Friday, February 14: Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Friday, February 27: Inclement Weather Date for February 14
  • Wednesday, April 30: Final Notifications Released on or Before (Per Regulation)

  • * Dates on calendar above may be subject to change

    Click here for "Steps to Complete the Application"

TJHSST Freshman Application Key Components:

Students will be evaluated on their grade point average (GPA); a portrait sheet where they will be asked to demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st centaury skills; a problem-solving essay; and experience factors.

  • Complete the Student Portrait Sheet: Students will demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills.
  • Problem-Solving Essay: May include math and/or science, but will most likely be a test mainly of the students’ ability to organize and communicate conclusions about a complex topic.

☞ Applicants will compose and complete the student portrait sheets and problem-solving essay themselves, but we can help the student to:


Skill Focus

  • Understand what TJHSST wants
  • Write effective essays
  • Manage their time

Student Portrait Sheet

  • Brainstorm and explain accomplishment
  • Think of activities and skills
  • Develop their personal statements

Problem-solving essay

  • Improve problem solving skills and scientific literacy
  • Learn to organize a many step explanation effectively
  • Practice technical writing to communicate the complex ideas
  • Master essay planning
  • Editing

See below for our full list of courses, offered at our Fairfax and McLean facilities. All classes are capped at 6 students to allow individualized attention.

"TJ Admission Prep Group Winter Course Schedules"

Fairfax Branch Class # McLean Branch
Day Date Time Day Date Time
Sat Dec. 21 12:00pm - 2:00pm 1 Sun Dec. 22 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mon Dec. 23 12:00pm - 2:00pm 2 Thu Dec. 26 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fri Dec. 27 12:00pm - 2:00pm 3 Sat Dec. 28 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thu Jan. 2 10:00pm - 12:00pm 4 Thu Jan. 2 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fri Jan. 3 10:00pm - 12:00pm 5 Fri Jan. 3 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Jan. 4 10:00pm - 12:00pm 6 Sat Jan. 4 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Jan. 11 12:00pm - 2:00pm 7 Sun Jan. 12 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Jan. 18 12:00pm - 2:00pm 8 Sun Jan. 19 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Jan. 25 12:00pm - 2:00pm 9 Sun Jan. 26 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat Feb. 1 12:00pm - 2:00pm 10 Sun Feb. 2 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Feb. 8, 2025 SPS/Essay Writing Administration. Good Luck!!
*The student should bring the personal laptop during all classes.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Admission Essay Tutor

  • Alexandra Nguyen — University of Virginia, National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary
Early Bird Tuition: Register by October 23, 2024 for a tuition discount of 10%.
Tuition: $1,300 ⇒ $1,170 Enroll Now

Apply to TJHSST and Decision Process

Click here for TJHSST Admission Exam Information

2024 TJ Admission Prep Group Summer Course

TJHSST had announced a new admissions policy from the class of 2027 (2022/23 Freshman Round). Two key components are a “student portrait sheet” and a "problem-solving essay".

TJHSST Admission Eligibility Requirements:


  • New Requirements : Enrolled in both math and science honors courses. Enrolled in one additional honors course or identified as a Young Scholar*. (*Information regarding potential waivers will be forthcoming.)
  • Math Requirements: Applicants to the freshman class at TJHSST must be taking a full-year of Honors Algebra 1 for high school credit or a higher level math course in grade 8 to apply to TJHSST. Algebra 1, Part A does not Tueisfy the math prerequisite for freshman application. Your school must verify the math course you are enrolled in for grade 8 on the application form.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): All applicants to TJHSST, at the completion of 7th grade, must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in order to be eligible to apply.

Dates To Remember (2024-2025 Freshman Round)

  • Monday, October 21: Applications Available - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13:Last Day to Begin Application - 4:00 pm
    (including Accommodation & Alternate Test Day requests)
  • Friday, November 15:Application Deadline - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 11: Notification to Applicants who do not meet minimum Honors and GPA - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8: SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Saturday, February 22: Inclement Weather Date for February 8
  • Friday, February 14: Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration
  • Friday, February 27: Inclement Weather Date for February 14
  • Wednesday, April 30: Final Notifications Released on or Before (Per Regulation)

  • * Dates on calendar above may be subject to change

    Click here for "Steps to Complete the Application"

TJHSST Freshman Application Key Components:

Students will be evaluated on their grade point average (GPA); a portrait sheet where they will be asked to demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st centaury skills; a problem-solving essay; and experience factors.

  • Complete the Student Portrait Sheet: Students will demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills.
  • Problem-Solving Essay: May include math and/or science, but will most likely be a test mainly of the students’ ability to organize and communicate conclusions about a complex topic.

☞ Applicants will compose and complete the student portrait sheets and problem-solving essay themselves, but we can help the student to:


Skill Focus

  • Understand what TJHSST wants
  • Write effective essays
  • Manage their time

Student Portrait Sheet

  • Brainstorm and explain accomplishment
  • Think of activities and skills
  • Develop their personal statements

Problem-solving essay

  • Improve problem solving skills and scientific literacy
  • Learn to organize a many step explanation effectively
  • Practice technical writing to communicate the complex ideas
  • Master essay planning
  • Editing

See below for our full list of courses, offered at our Fairfax and McLean facilities. All classes are capped at 6 students to allow individualized attention.

"2024 TJ Admission Prep Group Summer Course Schedules"

Fairfax Branch
(Tus 1-3pm & Sat 12-2pm )
Class # McLean Branch
(Thurs 1-3pm & Sun 1-3pm)
Day Date Time Day Date Time
Tue June 18 1:00pm - 3:00pm 1 Thurs June 20 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat June 22 12:00pm - 2:00pm 2 Sun June 23 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue June 25 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3 Thurs June 27 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat June 29 12:00pm - 2:00pm 4 Sun June 30 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue July 9 1:00pm - 3:00pm 5 Thurs July 11 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat July 13 12:00pm - 2:00pm 6 Sun July 14 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue July 16 1:00pm - 3:00pm 7 Thurs July 18 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat July 20 12:00pm - 2:00pm 8 Sun July 21 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue July 23 1:00pm - 3:00pm 9 Thurs July 25 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat July 27 12:00pm - 2:00pm 10 Sun July 28 1:00pm - 3:00pm
*The student should bring the personal laptop during all classes.

Top 1% "Experienced and Highly Qualified" TJ Admission Essay Tutor

  • Alexandra Nguyen — University of Virginia, National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • Anna DurdenTJ Graduate, College of William & Mary
Tuition: $1,300 Enroll Now

Apply to TJHSST and Decision Process

Click here for TJHSST Admission Exam Information

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