College Planning

During their time at FTCHS, students will have the opportunity to use Naviance and work with their counselors to help navigate the postsecondary planning process.  Please continue reading below for information on Testing, and Helpful Resources related to your future planning process.

Testing - What schools are test optional?
 check out this spreadsheet for information on the colleges that are most common for our students.  Information presented here is based on our survey of the colleges in January 2022. Click here:  Future Planning Contacts and Events 01.2022.xlsx

SAT/ACT Testing 
More and more colleges are adopting a test optional admissions process.  Counselors recently met with the class of 2024 to discuss college admissions testing, the meaning of 'test optional' and to make suggestions/recommendations for testing.  Information regarding registration and/or test prep can be found on the Class of 20234 Team. 

Student's can register for an SAT at :

Student's can register for an ACT at:

Helpful Resources

Step Up to College is Philadelphia's Guide to the College Preparation, Application, Admission & Financial Aid Processes. Please visit Philadelphia Futures  website to download a copy of the College Guide. This guide includes information on preparing, searching, applying and paying for college. It also contains a variety of checklists, tips and additional helpful resources.

Virtual College Tours- Visiting colleges and universities is an important part of the post-secondary planning process. With our busy lives, sometimes getting on to a particular campus is difficult, or not possible due to travel limitations and distance. Students and parents who want to learn more about a college/university can get started with a virtual college tour. has compiled tours of many colleges and universities. Follow this link to get started.

At the bottom of this page, there are a variety of downloadable and printable resources that will help in the Future Planning process. Please reach out to your counselor if you have any questions.