Ok, you’ve done your research and gathered all the documents you think you need. What comes next? Check out the information below on the steps to complete an application (remember: You need to do this before each year you plan to go to college). You can also go back and print a checklist.
How do I apply?
To apply for DCTAG follow these steps:
- Complete the DC OneApp yearly.
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Provide the DC OneApp Required Supporting Documents.
This looks simple (three basic steps), but it can be a little complicated. For example, sometimes it can take a few tries to provide the correct supporting document.
At this time, all DCTAG applicants must upload PDFs of required documents to the DC OneApp. Once you have completed the DC OneApp online, you can then upload all required documents online.
If you choose to upload documents, they must be uploaded as PDFs, and should all be uploaded at the same time. This is why preparing all your documents in advance is important.
You can upload documents from Feb. 1, 2020 - Sept. 7, 2020.
Follow the links above to break it down and don’t forget the three keys to success we shared earlier: start early, be persistent, and ask for help. The DCTAG team and OSSE are here to help you through the DCTAG application process.
At this time, DC Government employees are operating on a telework schedule. Students, parents and guardians may continue to apply for DCTAG online and upload their supporting documentation. We will review applications electronically and send updates by email.
Applicants who need more than three tries to upload the correct documents and applicants who cannot convert their documents to PDF files should call their DCTAG counselor.