Senior Page

Tips for Seniors

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
California State Universities

Chico State
Universities of California
California Independent Colleges and Universities  

Tractus Insight  Offers a free trial to explore college campus information. 

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 School, in conjunction with Butte College, offers seniors an opportunity to register for their first semester of college through a program called Reg-To-Go. By completing each part of a three-step process, students will have their first semester of college classes in place prior to graduating from high school.  Seniors who fail to complete any step of this program will delay the class registration process until after high school graduation.    Whether Butte College is your first choice or just 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 offers Study guides for taking the Assessment test. Check them out on their Assessment Page.

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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA - The window to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens on January 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.  Prior to applying students and parents must go on-line and sign up for Personal Identification Number.  
         1.   Sigh up for a PIN
         2.   File the FAFSA

The Chico High School with CSU, Chico will host a Cash for College Workshop on February 6th at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Chico High Library. You will receive counselor support for filing the FAFSA for Federal Student Aid and the GPA verification forms allowing you eligibility for Cal Grants. In addition, by attending this evening event it may put you in the running to win a $1000.00 scholarship. Don't miss this evening of financial aid support.

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.