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How to Send Transcripts or Letters of Rec. to Colleges:

1. Start and/or submit your application to a college (via online application or Common Application).

2. Fill out an Official Transcript Request Form and submit to the Post-Grad Coordinator in the College/Career Center (requests to submit transcripts must be received at least two weeks in advance).

3. If you need a letter of recommendation, please use the Letter of Recommendation Form to provide information for the person writing your letter. Please give teachers/counselors at least 2 weeks notice before letter is due to college. 

4. Materials will not be fully submitted to your institution until YOU hit "submit/apply" on your online application.

5. If you graduated more than 1 year ago, you must request your transcript via the Jeffco Public Schools page, click "Academics," "Student Records & Transcripts," then "Ordering Transcripts or Records."

Colorado Free Application Day, October 15th:  

Seniors can apply for FREE at Colorado’s 32 public college and universities and several private institutions. Students must submit a completed admissions application between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2019 only. Any admissions applications that have been started but not submitted may not be granted a waiver. Each institution will have a unique process to waive the admissions application submission fee. Visit the Colorado Free Application Day Webpage to find specific information by institution.

College Planning Calendar:

We recommend that students and families are aware of upcoming dates regarding the college process. Even as a Junior in high school, there are dates to be aware of for ACT/SAT testing as well as College Info Nights and/or College Fairs. Please use the link provided to view our College Planning Calendar for 2019-2020. 

2019-2020 College Fairs and Testing Calendar 

College Process Timelines:

9th & 10th grade

11th grade

12th grade

College Representative Visits:

Throughout the year, representatives from colleges and universities throughout the country visit DRHS to share information about their school and programs, and to answer student questions. This is a great opportunity for students to meet our area representatives and be able to put a face to name if/when the student chooses to apply to that school. Our 'busy' season is typically September-November, so we recommend planning ahead if there is a specific college representative you would like to meet with. Please use the link provided to view a schedule of our upcoming admission representative visits and learn more about how to sign-up. DRHS College Representative Visits    


Upcoming College Workshops:

As we receive information from local college reps and/or private college counselors, we will post that information below. Many local college representatives put on free workshops for different things such as essay writing, FAFSA, application tips, etc. These workshops are typically at local coffee shops or libraries. We also receive information from local, private college counselors who offer different workshops for a fee. We will add links below as we receive information about any of these offerings.

'College Admissions Case Study'  Presented by ROAR (Regional Officers of Admission of the Rockies)

Wednesday August. 21st, 2019

College Representatives from the Midwest/Western State schools came in to present to our seniors through seminar on the ins and outs of what a college application. Students broke up into small groups, analyzed transcripts of fake candidates and discussed who would be admitted/declined/waitlisted. 

'FAFSA/Scholarship 101'  Presented by ROAR (Regional Officers of Admission of the Rockies)

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

College Representatives from the Midwest/Western State schools will be presenting to our seniors on the Financial Aid process, FAFSA and how to effectively apply to scholarships. This presentation will take place in the auditorium, so it is important that all seniors are on-time to seminar so we can begin promptly at 8:15am.

FAFSA/Scholarship Information Night Presented by Western Colorado University

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 6:00pm

DRHS Auditorium

Tanner, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, from Western Colorado University will be presenting on the key factors in understanding the FAFSA and best plan of attack when applying for scholarships. Western's presentation will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including the FAFSA (and best practices), types of aid, how financial aid packages are built, resources for scholarships and a Q&A time. The session will be helpful for students and families looking at all colleges! 

College Search Documents:

As you work on your college search process, these documents/links might be helpful in helping you find the right FIT based on different factors that are of great importance when considering the perfect College.

Finding Your College Fit

College Comparison Template: To make this worksheet your own, go to FILE --> MAKE A COPY. Create your own title and it will automatically save in your Google Drive. 

Career Comparison TemplateTo make this worksheet your own, go to FILE --> MAKE A COPY. Create your own title and it will automatically save in your Google Drive.