College/Career Advising

ResourcesTop of Page

The college and career process can be quite complicated, so the CSHS Guidance Department will be using this page to store any publications that we create on the topic.
Please also check the following outlets regularly as we consistently communicate scholarship, career exploration, and college experience information:
  • Student emails
  • Parent emails
  • Daily Announcements (in emails or on website)
  • School Website 

3+ Steps to Apply for CollegeTop of Page

Step 1: Fill out your college's application

College websites allow easy access to their applications. Colleges want to make it easy to apply! Applications are often under the "Future Students" tab if they aren't obviously linked on the main page.
If you'd like a comprehensive spreadsheet of all Michigan college application links and requirements, click here.

Step 2: Send your transcript

Secure Transcript™ is provided through Parchment by Docufide, Inc, which takes care of sending out official transcripts, checked and approved by the school, to the colleges and scholarship funds you choose. You'll get an email when each transcript is sent, and for colleges that accept transcripts electronically, when they receive it as well.

To connect to Parchment, just go to

If you need to send your transcript to a college, please follow these instructions.
You can also watch this instructional video.

Step 3: Send your SAT scores

Hopefully, you've already sent your SAT scores to four institutions when you registered for the SAT test (in the pre-bubbling session). You can go to your CollegeBoard account to see where your scores have already been sent.
If you need to send more score reports, please watch this video to show you how to send scores. There is a fee for sending additional score reports. Please see your school counselor if you have circumstances that make this financially difficult. 
Can't find your SAT scores in CollegeBoard? Did you accidentally create two accounts? Here is the helpdesk number you'll need to call to resolve any CollegeBoard issues: 866-756-7346.

Bonus Step for Financial Aid:

To receive financial aid from nearly all postsecondary sources, you will need to fill out the FAFSA. The earlier that you fill it out, the more aid you are likely to receive. The deadline for the FAFSA is March 1st.
CSHS offers a two FAFSA support opportunities (please read and follow these directions before attending):
  • Attend the FAFSA Filing Frenzy with your Parent/Guardian on 10/23/18 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Media Center

  • Schedule an appointment on Thursday mornings with our FAFSA representative (Mrs. Becky Powell) to help you through the process! Have your parents call your counselor to set up an appointment.

To file the FAFSA, please use the official government website to complete the process:

Senior Parent Meeting PowerPointTop of Page

Click here to view the Senior Parent Meeting PowerPoint, which includes information about:
* Important Senior Dates
* Yearbook
* The College Process
* Financial Aid

Naviance/Family ConnectionTop of Page

Naviance Link:
All CSHS students can access college searches, scholarship information, and career assessments tools through Naviance.
Students can click on the link above and enter their PowerSchool login and PowerSchool password to access their accounts.
If you'd like more information about Naviance, please review this PowerPoint.