There are now over 700 Common Application members in 48 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 44 international universities from 14 countries. Member colleges and universities are committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.
In addition to collaborative learning environments, committed teaching faculty, high levels of student engagement and participation, and successful graduation rates that help students pursue their future goals quickly, the personal attention students receive at CTCL schools is priceless.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of student-athletes and equipping them with the skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and throughout life.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education. SCHEV administers a variety of educational programs that benefit students, faculty, parents, and taxpayers. SCHEV serves as a catalyst to promote greater access, quality, affordability, and accountability throughout the system.
Virginia is one of 15 members of the Academic Common Market (ACM). This consortium of states/commonwealths allows students who are residents to attend out-of-state universities for in-state tuition rates if they meet the requirements – typically, ACM applies if a student’s state of residence does not offer a particular college major offered by one of the partner institutions. Not all colleges in member states participate. At this time, ACM member states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Not all majors are eligible and in some cases (for example, the reduced tuition benefit may apply only for the junior and senior years of college, once the student has taken general education/core curriculum college classes during the first two years and declared a major). It is important to understand the details – and to recognize that participation and particular majors may change from year to year. These contracts are renegotiated every year and subject to change.
The SCOIR College Network
SCOIR's mission is to improve access to the opportunities that a college education provides. The SCOIR network is for everyone involved in the college admission process — students, parents, counselors, and colleges.
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (Fair Test) works to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers, and schools is fair and open, valued and education based. The list of colleges offering test optional/test flexible admission review is at www.fairtest.org/university/optional.
To register for tests of English proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening — for students for whom English was not their first language. Foxcroft has recommended test dates each year and provides transportation to test sites on these dates.
The College Counseling Office provides online Method Learning to all students (freshmen through seniors). Students can develop stronger vocabularies, identify and practice test taking strategies and approaches for both the ACT and SAT. Practice problems and full-length test sections are available 24/7. Ms. Conner recommends all students spend 10-20 minutes every day on the Method Learning site.
Each spring, Foxcroft brings Kaplan to campus for an eight-week test prep program. The class is typically held on Sundays from 1-4pm and is ideal for motivated sophomores and juniors. Parents register directly with Kaplan. The course is offered at an affordable special Foxcroft rate. Details will be mailed home to families of sophomores and juniors each fall.
An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.