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Important Reminders

  • Check this page regularly for important updates!
  • All seniors should check their transcripts immediately to be sure all college and/or graduation requirements will be completed by June.
  • Remember, all UC and Cal State schools require one year of a visual or performing art.
  • If you are applying to a private university, please remember to fill out and turn in a Letter of Rec packet ASAP for your Academic Advisor to write a quality letter.
  • Give yourself plenty of time when applying to colleges.  We understand this is a busy time, but the sooner you finish college applications the less stress you will feel going into senior year.
  • When choosing a college, think of what is most important to YOU!  Consider location, student body size, surrounding towns, cultural opportunities, athletics, etc.
  • Athletes who plan on participating in a college sport should be registered with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse.
  • Check the scholarship page regularly for updates.
  • If you are not happy with your SAT/ACT scores, you can always test again!
DHHS 2019 Senior Presentation
2019 Senior Presentation

Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That! At midnight, Oct. 1, students can get their first look at the 2019-'20 FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This year, in an effort to make the notoriously complicated form easier, the U.S. Department of Education has given the FAFSA a new look: a smartphone application.


Letters of Recommendation

The Common Application (as well as many other private and out of state schools) as well as some scholarships will require you to obtain letters of recommendation from counselors, teachers and other professionals who know you well.  Be sure to give your recommender plenty of time to write your letter.  Please adhere to the deadlines when submitting your letter of recommendation form (links to the right of this page). to your academic advisor.  Make sure the packet is neat and that you have answered all of the questions thoughtfully and completely.

Saddleback Counseling 100

This course is offered on the DHHS campus during the spring semester.  It meets once weekly and must be taken as a 6th class.  Students must be on track to graduate and not need these credits.  It is designed to introduce students to college and life success skills.  It focuses on the attitudes, habits and behaviors of successful college students.

Updates from Futureology

Futureology is a great resource for all students and their college planning!  Check them out.

Saddleback College visits

A representative from Saddleback College is available at DHHS in the library at lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to answer any questions you may have regarding concurrent enrollment, Freshman Advantage Program, Counseling 100,  the application process, etc.  You may also sign up for an appointment in the Guidance Office on the orange folder under the college map.

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