TJHSST Application Deadline Is October 19

Tick-tock, girls and boys.

The deadline for submitting online and paper applications for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) for the 2013-14 freshman class is 4 PM this Friday (October 19).

Paper applications should be turned into the designated TJ liaison counselor at the student’s middle school or to the Thomas Jefferson Admissions Office if the student’s school does not have a liaison counselor. There are no exceptions to the application deadline. Applications postmarked on the deadline day will not be accepted.


Eighth-grade students are eligible to apply to the freshman class at TJHSST if, at the time of application, they live with a parent or legal guardian who resides full time in, and meets the residency requirements of, one of the Northern Virginia school divisions that participate in TJHSST.

Those participating school divisions are the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William, and the City of Falls Church. Students must also be enrolled in Algebra 1 or a higher level mathematics course in grade 8 to be eligible to apply to TJHSST.

Paper applications are available at all public middle schools in participating school districts and at many private schools. At each public middle school, the TJ liaison counselor has applications as well as guidelines for the paper application process.

Students who do not attend a public middle school may obtain a paper application at the Thomas Jefferson Admissions Office, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A new online application system is accessible through the admissions Website.

The Thomas Jefferson Admissions Office is located at the Gatehouse Administration Center, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Suite 2600, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, 571-423-3770.