The process of researching, visiting, selecting, and applying to college is an important one. Our goal as a Guidance Team is to actively support students and families as they learn about and navigate their college options.
The following resources will be helpful to you as you begin this journey:
What to Expect Each Year:
- Freshman Planning Calendar
- Sophomore Planning Calendar
- Junior Planning Calendar
- Senior Planning Calendar
Florida Virtual School
Community Service Hours
- Guidelines and Procedures for Service Hours
- Community Service Opportunities
- Service Hour Student Report
Below are some helpful resources that will help you in finding the college or university that is the best fit for you!
- Christian College Guide Christian College Guide is dedicated to helping college-bound students and their families in the search for Christian higher education
- College Search An online tool provided by College Board that lets students search for colleges with the characteristics they're looking for.
- Colleges That Change Lives Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.
- Fair Test Find a comprehensive list of colleges and university that are test score optional (students are not required to submit standardized test scores with their admissions application)
- Student Search Service Student Search Service, the win-win way for colleges and prospective students to find each other
- Majors & Careers Students can get detailed information about jobs and the degrees needed to get them
- NCAA-National Collegiate Athletic Association The official web site of the NCAA includes information on recruitment rules and eligibility information
- Princeton Review Find the right school, learn about paying for it, and more.
- U-CAN The U-CAN (the University and College Accountability Network) website is a free "consumer-informed college information Web site" that offers a variety of college information that could be helpful in a student's college search.
- YouUniversityTV Gives students access to over 3,000 exclusive college and career related videos including campus tours, interviews and more!
Every year we have admissions representatives from in-state and out-of-state colleges in the nation visit the TMA campus. We encourage 9-12th grade students to visit with the college representatives. All presentations will take place either during lunch or the flex period. Students must pre-register for each college visit by registering on Naviance.
Search Upcoming College Visits:
- Applying to College - Khan Academy offers guidance from experts on topics such as admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and alumni interviews.
- Scoir- use Scoir to search for information on schools, view and register for upcoming college visits to TMA, create a list of colleges you are interested in, request transcripts, upload your resume, request teacher recommendations.
- Common Application - Nearly 700 colleges, only one application
- Coalition Application - Over 90 colleges, only one application
- S.S.A.R - Self-reported Student Academic Record. The SSAR allows you to enter, track, and submit your academic record electronically to participating colleges and universities.
Attention Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors!
Need some test prep?
Testing Accommodations for SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement (AP)
If you have a documented learning difference or physical disability, please contact Arlene Outerbridge to determine if you are eligible to receive special accommodations such as extended time for standardized testing.
Take the ACT on your home turf!
- TMA is now an ACT testing center!
- Please use this opportunity to test in a smaller group setting on a campus you are already familiar with! When registering for ACT, you will need to contact guidance for a our test code. Space is limited on testing day so make sure to register quickly once you determine what date you will test on.
TMA is now an SAT test center.
Students can start registering to test here for the January 28th SAT. This is a great opportunity of our students to test at small and familiar location which may help with test day anxiety. TMA students are not guaranteed space so they must register as soon as possible.
TMA High School Code
When registering for the SAT or ACT please make sure to include our high school code: 101-897. By including this code, CollegeBoard and/or ACT will know to send scores to us so we can include it in a student's cumulative record.
Requesting Official College Transcripts
Once a student has graduated from TMA, it is his or her responsibility to request the official transcript to be mailed to the college he or she will attend. We advise that students complete this task two weeks after graduation. Students will be charged a fee for each copy sent and it may take between seven and fourteen business days to process.
Dual Enrollment Codes
How to order official transcripts:
- Visit the National Student Clearing House
- Click the ‘Order/Track Transcript’ button located in the center of the webpage.
- Choose the college (Palm Beach Atlantic University, or Southeastern University) from the drop-down menu
- Click on ‘Order Transcript Now’
- Enter the required information
- Submit You can track the progress of your transcript on the Clearinghouse website.
The Guidance Office is available to answer any questions you may have regarding requesting official college transcripts.