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Senior Exit Survey


The Ultimate Grad of 2017

Senior Fall Survey

Applying to Colleges

Explore and Apply to Colleges on-line:   

College Board:  The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

ACT:  ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

California Community Colleges

Butte Community College               Find helpful links on the CHS - Butte College Page
California State Universities

Chico State
Universities of California
California Independent Colleges and Universities  

NCAA  Prospective student-athletes are strongly recommended to consult the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Clearinghouse regarding eligibility issues at Division 1 and Division II Colleges.  You are urged to read the "NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete"
Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse here
Chico High and Butte College collaborate to provide seniors an opportunity to register for their first semester of college through a program called Reg-To-Go. By participating in the program seniors are given priority registration and can have their first semester of college classes scheduled prior to graduating from high school.  Whether Butte College is your first choice or a back up plan, don't miss the Reg-To-Go program.                        

Community College is a great place to either get training for job placement, earn a certificate, earn an Associate Degree or complete General Education credits necessary to transfer to a 4-year college.

To find our more about Butte Community College and apply on-line, visit Butte College 

Butte College offers Study guides for taking the Assessment test. Check them out on their Assessment Page.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Early FAFSA In Fall 2015 the President announced two major changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. While traditionally the FAFSA filing cycle begins on January 1 of the year preceding the award/academic year (e.g., January 1, 2016, for the 2016-2017 award/academic year), beginning with the 2017–2018 FAFSA cycle, the application will become available to students and their families three months earlier on October 1 (e.g., October 1, 2016, for the 2017-2018 award/academic year).

The second change announced by the President is that, again beginning with the 2017-2018 cycle, the FAFSA will collect income information from the tax/calendar year one year earlier than has been used in the past. Thus for the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students and families will provide income information from calendar year 2015 and not from calendar year 2016. Because of this, almost all tax return filers will be able to electronically transfer their tax information directly into their FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

The window to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens on October 1, through March 2. After March 2nd students can still apply for Federal Aide through FAFSA but can no longer apply for California State financial aid.
Step one - Register for a Federal Student Aid Identification Number (FSA ID)
Step two - Apply for Federal Student Aid through FAFSA

FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. This information helps families plan ahead for college.

CHS will host a Cash For College Workshop where students and parents can file their FAFSA with assistance from representatives from CSU, Chico Financial Aid Department.  The event will be held in the Chico High Library on Monday, February 1st at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  If you attend this event with your parent and you qualify for Federal Aid through FAFSA, your name will go into a drawing for a $1,000 Scholarship!  Don't miss your chance to win!

Chico High Monthly Scholarship Flyer -  April Scholarship Flyer
The Chico Community Scholarship application will be available early in the second semester.  Watch the bulletin for an announcement.

Letter of Recommendation Request Form

Use these forms when requesting a Letter of Recommendation for your college or scholarship applications.

Forms for Requesting Letters of Recommendation

If need to create a Resume you may find this Resume Template helpful.

Keeping a record of your sports activities, awards, honors, and volunteer experiences are beneficial when applying to college or a job.  It can also prove valuable to a person when writing a letter of recommendation for you. We have TWO options available: 

Transcript Requests

When you have decided which college you plan to attend, you will want to request that an official transcript be sent to that college.  Prior to graduation, pick up a Transcript Request Form in the counseling office and turn it into the Counseling secretary, Sally Chandler.