TJ Prep

Your TJ Admissions Roadmap

We at Inspiring Test Prep are proud to present the newly released Thomas Jefferson High School Application Schedule.

For preparation and practice proven to increase your chance of gaining acceptance into TJHSS, please continue reading.

Date Action
September 3, 2018 Online Applications Become Available
September 28, 2018 Application Deadline (4:00 p.m.)
November 10, 2018 Test Day
November 16, 2018 Accommodations Test Day
January 18, 2019 Applicants Receive Semifinalist Pool Selection Through Online System
January 25, 2019 Entry by Applicants of Teacher Recommendation Information Deadline
February 9, 2019 Essay/SIS Administration Day
February 11, 2019 Deadline for Teacher Recommendations
February 15, 2019 Essay/SIS Accommodations Test Day
February 16, 2019 Inclement Weather Date for Essay/SIS Administration
February 22, 2019 Inclement Weather Date for Essay/SIS Accommodations Test Day
April 30, 2019 Final Admissions Decisions Posted (No Later Than)

With the changes in the Thomas Jefferson Admissions schedule, we at Inspiring Test Prep has made some changes to our courses and classes. Our TJ Admissions Preparations Class runs for six weekends starting the week of September 30 and will maximize your chances of getting into the selective high school. For more information and to register, please click here.




TJ, SSAT, and HSPT Math, Science, and Reading Drills


Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare; enroll in our test preparation program for 7th graders. We are offering a math drill class every Tuesday from 7:00 – 7:55 pm, a science drill from 6:00 – 6:55pm, and a reading drill from 5:00 – 5:55pm to help students get the best scores possible on the SSAT, HSPT, or TJ admissions test.

This program is a supplement to, not a replacement of, our regular 8th grade comprehensive six-week summer/fall TJ prep program. The purpose of the drills is to thoroughly review and drill math concepts, science reading strategies, and practice reading skills to establish the base for the six-week class.  



What to Eat the Day of the SAT (or Other Long Test)

by Bess Dalby*

Whether you are too tired or too nervous, you may not feel like eating at all the morning of the SAT or ACT. However, I cannot stress enough how disastrous it can be if hunger strikes during a slew of difficult math problems.

The human brain uses a variety of nutritional components to function during strenuous activities, and requires even more nutrition if it is deprived of sleep. Here I will outline five major rules that will guide your test day food strategy so that you can avoid feeling hungry or sleepy during the test.



Updates on TJ Admission – 2018

I thought I would share the following information concerning the upcoming TJ SIS (Student Information Sheet).

A client asked me if I thought TJ would be having an essay or math problem this year (2018).  I suggested she call TJ and ask admissions directly.   She shared the following with me: