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Transition to College
These are the step you can take each year to prepare for your transition to college. It is important to be proactive in this process.
For helpful college-transition tips, check out the following guides:
Submit college applications, send transcript, request letters of recommendation,
apply for financial aide, etc.
Take the PSAT/NMSQT,
review admissions info at college websites,
tour colleges, take the SAT/ACT, etc.
Investigate career options,
select college/career prep courses, develop a resume,
take the PSAT-10
Automatic & Alternative Admissions
By state law, students ranked in the Top 10% of their class, can qualify for automatic admissions to any public college/university in Texas. In order to qualify, students must reach the Distinguished Level of Achievement on the Foundations with Endorsement graduation plan and must complete all admissions requirements by the college's admissions deadline.
*The University of Texas at Austin
(UT's standard varies from top 6-8%)
* Private colleges are not held to this policy
*Out-of-State colleges are not held to this policy
If you are not in the top 10% and are unsure if you will be admitted, check to see if your desired university has an alternative admissions program , whererby you could be accepted after successfully completing courses at a less competative college. Examples of these programs include:
Admissions Application Assistance
College & Career Center Personnel and CHS Counselors can assist students in
the completion of college admissions applications. Attached below is a calendar of dates when the CHS CCCtr is open. Walk-ins are encouraged when students have home passes. Or... to make an appointment, simply email your CHS schedule to the Facilitator, Cindy Hensley.
One application for as many public Texas universities as you want.
Grades, Rank & GPA
You can view your grades, rank, GPA, & (unofficial) transcript information via Home Access Center. Only semester grades are posted on transcripts. CHS recalculates Rank/GPA twice a year (January and June).
To access Rank/GPA information, log into Home Access Center, then click on the "A+ Grades" Icon.
An important college admission requirement is to send an official copy of your CHS transcript to your prospective college.
To request an official high school transcript, you can complete the online transcript request form.
or complete a transcript request form in the Registrar's office located in the CHS Counseling Center
At a meeting at the end of the school year, all seniors will complete a form indicating the colleges to which they would like their final CHS transcript sent.
See Dual Credit page of this website for links to request your ASU or Howard College dual credit transcript. Due to privacy laws, CHS cannot request a college transcript for a student.
If you plan to participate in collegiate sports (Division I or II), you should begin by registering at NCAA's website. Once a student finalizes the registration process, NCAA contacts CHS and requests an electronic copy of the student's current transcript. It is important that you also send your SAT/ACT scores to NCAA. This request can be made at the time you register for the test, using NCAA's code (#9999) . Your SAT/ACT scores & GPA are important factors that NCAA uses to determine if you are eligible to participate in collegiate sports. Talk to your counselor if you would like more detailed information.