District of Columbia College Access Program

DC-CAP is a privately-funded, nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and enabling DC public and public charter high school students to enroll and graduate from college. In partnership with the DC Public School (DCPS) and DC public charter school systems, DC-CAP provides direct counseling and financial assistance to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to go to college. The overwhelming majority of students served by DC-CAP are from low-income, minority, single-parent households and are the first in their families to attend college.

Office location: 

1029 Vermont Ave NW Suite 400
Washington, DC



Support services: 

Career exploration
College preparation
College completion
College tours

DCPS schools served: 

  • Anacostia High School
  • Ballou High School
  • Benjamin Banneker High School
  • Cardozo High School at Meyer
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus
  • Coolidge High School
  • Dunbar High School
  • Eastern High School
  • Ellington School of the Arts
  • H.D. Woodson High School
  • Luke C. Moore High School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • School Without Walls High School
  • Spingarn High School
  • Washington Metropolitan High School
  • Wilson High School

DC public charter schools served: 

  • Booker T. Washington PCS
  • Capital City Public Charter School Upper
  • Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill
  • Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Upper
  • Friendship Collegiate Academy - Woodson
  • Hospitality SHS
  • IDEA- Integrated Design and Electronic Academy
  • Ideal Academy PCS
  • KIPP DC: College Preparatory
  • Maya Angelou PCS Upper
  • National Collegiate PCS
  • Options PCS
  • Perry Street Prep (formerly HYDE PCS)
  • SEED
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS
  • Washington Latin PCS - Middle School Campus
  • Washington Math Science and Technology

Hours of Operation: 

During school

Days of Operation: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Months of Operation: 

Academic school year

DC wards served: 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Ages served: 


Grades served: