Over 800 colleges and universities use the Common App for admissions. The Counseling Center offers ‘camps’ to incoming seniors to assist them create and update their Common Application. Please refer to this video and this video for help on creating your account. Many generic answers are available on this Class of 2024 cheatsheet. Regardless of the method used to admit students it is vital that students complete all required sections review it before submitting.
ACT / SAT / SAT Subject Test: Students must ensure they send all official scores from the testing agency to the schools they are applying.
A good essay can make a difference. Review the Common App Essay Prompts.
Start early and have someone review it.
Attend CHS summer camp to have your essay reviewed by a college admissions counselor.
Letters of Recommendation
When requesting a teacher recommendation, the student must provide the teacher with the ‘Request for Teacher Recommendation’ form and responses to three of the questions listed on the form.
Record and summarize all work experience, volunteer service, extracurricular activities, awards/certificates and athletic achievements obtained during your high school career. This information can be recorded in Naviance or a format similar to this sample.
Your initial transcript will be sent when applying to colleges.
Your final transcript will be sent to the college you will be attending, as reported on your senior survey.
If a school requires additional grades, please fill out the Google request form for:
- If you have taken any College Level Classes at the high school, you need to contact the college(s) directly to send your transcript to the school you have committed to. Please refer to the course affiliation list for additional information.
- Your IB scores will be automatically sent to the school you have committed to. For additional information please refer to the IB Programme Website.
- You must also report any AP scores to the school you committed to for evaluation. Please visit the AP College Board website for additional information.
- Student Athletes