Applying to College

These resources were put together by the College Counseling team to help guide you and your family through the College Application Process. Please read everything carefully and do your best to follow the recommended deadlines.

College Application Resources

College Application Timeline – To help you stay organized, use this timeline (originally handed out at the College Night for Juniors in March). Please refer to this document to know what you should be working on between now and graduation.

Conservatory Timeline – Are you a Conservatory student? Please see this specialized timeline for your college application process.

College Application Packet – This packet gives you step-by-step action items to help you navigate the application process. It also includes details about the class of 2023 to help you fill out your college applications.

Letter of Recommendation Process – This document contains details on obtaining your teacher and counselor letters of recommendation.

Parent or Guardian Response Form – Parents, please complete this form. It will be used to assist your student’s counselor in writing their recommendation letter.

Reference Form – If you have someone who knows you well in your extracurricular activities and would like them as a reference to enhance the counselor’s letter of recommendation, please use this form.

Beyond the Application

Paying for College

As you think about paying for college, consider visiting FAFSA Estimator,, or for more information regarding financial aid, financial planning and scholarships. We also recommend that you research each individual college’s website for financial aid and scholarships resources. 

Want to Play a Sport in College?

All athletes who hope to play in the NCAA or NAIA should be sure to create an account on the NCAA Eligibility Center or NAIA Eligibility Center. This is a required first step in the process of meeting eligibility requirements. Please email Bill Bufton with any questions.

Other Questions?

Your Academic & College Counselor is here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions.