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The Process


Getting organized;  Searching for colleges;  Managing applications

Remember: The CMHS School Code is 060268

Register to Play NCAA or NAIA Athletics

In order to be eligible to play NCAA or NAIA athletics, students must register at the NCAA Eligibility Center or the NAIA Eligibility Center.

Searching & Researching
1. Download a free copy of the National Association for College Admission Counseling Guide to the College Admission Process PDF copy:
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Search for Colleges that MATCH you:
The Pre-College Planner published by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest is a helpful resource for students as the research colleges for their college lists.
you to complete a variety of searches.
Side-by-Side Comparison creates college comparison charts.
• Manage the Process by using the CMHS College Services Transcript Request Form

• Applying to Colorado Schools?
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2. Download a free copy of the National Association for College Admission Counseling College Admission Process Breakdown PDF copy:
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College Campus Visits: Bring with you on your college campus visits a copy of the National Survey of Student Engagement copy of "A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College: Questions to ask on your college visit"  and a copy of the "Which college is right for you?" A workbook to help you find colleges that are investing in student success.  The Associated Colleges of the Midwest also provide questions for a campus visit.

The guides and the Campus Visits handout will be helpful resources for you on your college visits.  These resources are designed to help you find colleges that are right for you!


Attending college fairs is another good way to learn about colleges.  The Associated Colleges of the Midwest handout on Going to a college fair is full of tips for maximizing the college fair.

There are now over 700 Common Application members throughout the United States and worldwide. While they represent tremendous diversity in size, mission, location, and selectivity, they all share a commitment of promoting access through holistic admission.
* For a list of the Common App schools, click HERE!
• For help with the Common Application, click HERE! for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
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Tips for writing your college application essay is a handout created by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.  The handout is written by the people who read your application essays!


Checkout Dr. Rebecca Joseph's website All College Application Essays for a comprehensive list of colleges and universities and their essay requirements.

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More Essay Support and Tip from the College Board.
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"Making A Perfect Match"

The National Association for College Admission Counseling invites you to explore their Student and Parent Resources on their website.  The NACAC resources include advice on College Preparation, College Search, Applying to College, Paying for College and Succeeding in College.

1. Ask for a Recommendation ONLY if the school/program requires one!
2. Give your recommender ample time to complete the recommendation — preferably 4 weeks.
3. Provide all appropriate forms — plus any forms requested by teacher/recommender.
 4. Write a thank you note to your recommender!