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This page is updated regularly with information that will help parents and students prepare for the College Planning process. 

Key documents:
  1. The College Planning Guide - a start to finish 'how-to' on the college application process
  2. Important Information for Juniors - upcoming dates to be aware of
  3. Class of 2025 Cheatsheet - College Application Questions & Answers
  4. College Process Checklist - steps to complete over Junior and Senior year.
  5. Junior College Planning Night Presentation - overview on the college process.
  6. College Process Calendar - timeline to reference.
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The National Association for College Admissions Counseling is hosting several large virtual college fairs. Click here to register and learn more.
Click here to learn about ROAM informational virtual events.


Winter/Spring of Junior Year Checklist:
Summer Checklist:
  • Create Common Application Account if you have not already done so!
  • Begin College Essay
    • Common App has specific essay prompts 
    • Colleges may have separate and/or additional essays they require
  • Begin working through college application(s)
  • Attend College Application Summer Camp at CHS in August (Dates to follow)
  • Attend College Essay Writing Workshop at CHS (Date to follow)
    • Admissions Reps will review completed essays
  • Add colleges to Common Application account
  • Complete FERPA on Common Application 
  • Complete Matching Process 
    • Log on to Naviance 
    • Select the “Colleges” tab, then “Colleges I’m Applying To.” The Common Application Account Matching screen is displayed at the top of the page
  • Verify transcript, mailed home in August/on the portal - See video
    • Verify CSIP is complete (“S”) for each year 
      • Exception of 2019-2020 school year: grade-W
  • Apply for Scholarships