CEEB Number (School Code for ACT, SAT) - 441485
while challenging, can be a great experience. Searching for colleges, examining
your interests, having discussions about your future with your parents can all
be enlightening experiences. The counselors are here to help you as you work
through this process. Let us know if you have any questions or need our
All four-year colleges require: 1) an application, 2) an official transcript sent from CHS and 3) SAT or ACT scores sent from the testing agency. Some colleges also require letters of recommendation.
First, list in Naviance under "schools I'm applying to" the school(s) to which you will be applying. This will help you understand which of the following three methods you will be using (you might use all three depending on where you are applying).
Common Application - Complete this application online at www.commonapp.org for any school listed in Naviance as using the Common Application (there will be a red "CA" in the computer monitor in the "submissions" column). Click on “Common Application Instructions/Information” on the right for information you'll need to complete it.
Other Texas schools – If you are applying to a Texas school that does not use the Common Application, then apply through Apply Texas at www.applytexas.org (some schools will use both the Common App and Apply Texas but always use the Common App for those schools), and
All other schools - they will have their own application that will need to be completed.
Both the Common Application and Apply Texas are available beginning August 1.
Counselor Letters of Recommendation
Counselors write a letter of recommendation for any school that requires it (almost exclusively these are Common Application schools). The schools for which a recommendation is not required are usually the larger public institutions. Acceptance at those institutions is based upon the student’s application which includes their essay(s), ACT/SAT test scores and the student’s transcript which shows strength of schedule and grades earned. We have conferred with many college admissions counselors at the large public schools and have been assured that counselor letters have little to no impact due to the volume of applications they receive.
If you are applying to a school that requires a counselor letter of
recommendation download the Counselor Recommendation Packet located
in the right-hand column. The following are the deadlines for that packet to be
to your counselor - September 15 for applications due in November
and November 15 for any applications due
The CHS Go
Center is located in Student Services and is a part of a grassroots network of
community-managed college recruiting centers located across Texas. In
partnership with Texas Women’s University, CHS will provide one-on-one
mentoring to explore post-secondary educational opportunities.
"G-force" mentors, comprised of TWU students and 9 CHS students, will
assist students and parents with applications, financial aid and more.