College Information

College Information


Requesting Transcripts through Naviance

Students must use Naviance to request transcripts and sign up for college visits. Please click on the following document for instructions on how to log in to Naviance!

Student Directions for Accessing Naviance

Allow two weeks to process a transcript request!

****The BDHS School Counseling Department asks for 10 business days to process college transcript requests and counselor recommendation letters.

Students are responsible for submitting their applications to the college
(usually online through the college website)
and requesting that their SAT/ACT scores be sent to each college (through the College Board or ACT).

Common Application Support- AXS Companion

The AXS Companion is a free, open online resource for the common application. Each section includes explanatory videos and helpful tips for the common application. Common App Support Link

Graduation Success & Beyond

Graduation Success & Beyond Newsletter

Prompt College Essay Seminar Zoom Recording

Be sure to check the bulletin boards outside the Counseling Office for additional information about College Visits, and College Fair information!


FAFSA Application Help

CAPS Program

The College Application process offers free monthly sessions to help you through the college application process.
CAPS Program Registration Link


Cyber Security Guide

Cyber Security Career Information Website

Parent Learning Series (PLS) - (Formerly Known As The Parent Summit)

The High School Parent Summit has become a mainstay in the post-high school planning experience for thousands of PWCS parents. We are taking the content previously shared at the Parent Summit and adding even more content to the new Parent Learning Series! The goal of the Parent Learning Series (PLS) is to continue helping families learn how to support their students as they navigate high school and beyond. Content will be delivered to parents through a select number of synchronous (live) Zoom webinars as well as asynchronous (recorded) on-demand sessions available through the Canvas platform. Parents will be able to view as many sessions as desired at a time convenient to their schedule.

Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS)

Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS), a virtual college and scholarship advising program for African American high school juniors and seniors. Our program invites students and parents to our online college access community for counseling and application support at no charge.


HBCU Virtual College Tour Series

Didn't get a chance to join us? Here are the recordings for each tour session!

Session 1: Alcorn State University, Bowie State University, Fayetteville State University, Southern University and A&M College, and Tennessee State University- Session 1 Recording

Session 2: Cheyney University of PA, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, North Carolina Central University- Session 2 Recording

Session 3: Bethune Cookman University, Dillard University, Florida A&M University, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore- Session 3 Recording

Session 4: Elizabeth City State University, Kentucky State University, Lincoln University, Xavier University of LA- Session 4 Recording

Session 5: Grambling University, Hampton University, Howard University, Tuskegee University: Session 5 Recording

Session 6: Delaware State University, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, and The University of the District of Columbia: Session 6 Recording

Session 7: Albany State University, Charles Drew University, NC A&T State University, Tougaloo College: Session 7 Recording

Session 8: Fisk University, Spelman College, University of the Virgin Islands, VA State University: Session 8 Recording

How to Apply to College: The Ultimate Guid

How to Apply to College: The Ultimate Guide Website Link


Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling Virtual College Fairs

Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling Virtual College Fairs Website


Virginia Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide

All aspiring teachers in Virginia are required to complete a state teacher preparation program from an accredited school in order to be eligible for employment in the state's school system. This guide to teaching schools in Virginia provides key information about the several colleges and universities in the state that offer degree programs. In order to find a school that meets your individual needs, take a look at our lists of top-rated teaching programs, table of accredited, state-approved teacher preparation programs, and student reviews found below. For anyone looking to obtain a teaching degree in Virginia, this informative school guide is a great place to start on your new career path.
Teacher Certification Degrees Website

Student Training & Education in Public Service

The guide helps people explore careers where they can make a positive difference in the lives of children. Our guide highlights 15 careers in fields ranging from early childhood education to occupational therapy and child social services. It also features an insightful interview with a child counselor and registered play therapist that gives readers a real-world look at what it's like to work with children, including both the rewards and challenges. You can read the full guide at the link below. I've also included a link to a companion guide we created about volunteering opportunities with children that I thought you'd also be interested in checking out.

Student Training & Education in Public Service Website Link

College Week Live - Allows students to attend virtual open houses and talk live with admissions representatives

How to apply to Northern Virginia Community College

Early College Scholars Program - Students who plan to take 5 or more AICE/AP courses in high school should sign and turn in the Early College Scholars agreement to the School Counseling Department

ECMC Foundation - Free help for students applying to college Phone: 703-680-3729 or 1-866-326-2827 (toll-free)

Best Colleges - Designed to show the ranking of all colleges, along with great comparisons of the financial aid the college offers.

College Board - Sign up for SATs, college search tools, much more!

Big Future - Website presented by College Board to help students plan for college

Common Application - Use the Common App to apply to multiple colleges

Southern Regional Education Board - The Academic Common Market program inventory includes programs that have already been approved for the Academic Common Market for your state.

NCAA Eligibility Center - Students who are interested in playing Division I or II sports in college must complete the NCAA eligibility process