College and Career

Michelle Yeager, BCHS College & Career/Counseling Support 
[email protected]   (303) 982-4525

BCHS counselors and Ms. Yeager in College & Career are available to support students in learning about all aspects of the college admissions process--from options and exploration, to scholarships, letters of recommendation, and the application process.

IMPORTANT — It is your responsibility to know your college admissions deadlines so please plan ahead. Delays in letters of recommendation, official transcripts, or school reports could jeopardize your college admission. You, the student, are responsible for checking the college's website for requirements/checklists prior to meeting with your counselor. You also need to follow the school's policy for submitting applications, including all supporting documents. When in doubt, contact the college/university admissions office to confirm application requirements.

  • Common App linking with Naviance

    Common is a great way to apply to multiple schools from one platform and allows for us to send your transcript electronically. This video explains how to link Naviance to Common App

  • You can apply through Common App (make sure to match your account in Naviance) or apply through the college website.  
  • Read through each school's application requirements on their admissions website.
  • In NAVIANCE -  Navigate to Colleges > Colleges I'm applying toUse the drop-down arrow and select how you will submit your application (Common App or through the college website). *
  • Use the check box to indicate if your application has already been submitted from the menu options.
  • If you select Add Application, the college is added to Colleges I'm Applying To.
  • If your college requires a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION- request, in person of the teacher first, at least three weeks before your first application deadline. After you've spoken with the teacher, then come to counseling and work with Ms. Yeager who will use Naviance to invite the teacher to upload their letter and any other docs. Teachers write one letter for all of your college applications.  Please request letters from teachers at least three weeks in advance of the deadline. Only ask for a recommendation letter if the school requires one.
Important - You need to submit your application to the college first, BEFORE you request a transcript to be sent.  The school must have an applicant in their system in order to match the transcript to.

KEEP IN MIND: Transcripts and teacher's letters of recommendation can only be sent when school is in session. Plan ahead.  No one is available to send transcripts over days when school is out such as over winter and spring break.

Past/Graduated students
, if you need a transcript sent, please
access Student Records & Transcripts on the district website.

College Visits to BCHS  
*Sign up in Naviance to come to a college visit at BCHS. Go to: Naviance via the BCHS website >Links >Clever >Active Log>Naviance>at the top in Naviance look for Colleges >second column >College Visits >see the list of all colleges that have scheduled a visit to BCHS and click on Register for the college you would like to meet in counseling.  Passes will be sent out to students who sign up.
*Most visits to high schools happen in the fall
*Students can see a list of visits and sign up in Navance. - Request a pass to attend the visit by signing up in Naviance.
*Come prepared - What academics do you offer? What on-campus work programs do you offer? What elective courses do I need to take? Who will be my advisor? What do you need from me to apply to the college? etc.  Keep the admissions rep.'s contact information, they will likely be the person reviewing your college application!

As you are starting to think about the college application process, be sure to also make yourself aware of the Free Application for federal Student Aid FAFSA and the Colorado Application for State Financial Aide (CASFA).

As you embark on the college exploration and application process, be sure that you review the BCHS Graduation Requirements to ensure that you are on track to graduate.

College Night Presentations:
Welcome Presentation
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Community College Options & Opportunities
Finding the Right College Fit
Inside the Admissions Process
Exploring Majors and Careers
NCAA: Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete

College Information

College Opportunity Fund - COF Stipend
College Admissions Eligibility
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Common Application
Quest Bridge
College Fairs
College Fair Tips
Creating a College List

FAFSA Information
What You Need To Complete The FAFSA
FAFSA Information
Types of Federal Student Aid
FAFSA Resources
The FAFSA Process
How to Create a FSA ID
Financial Aid and Undocumented Students
CASFA (Colorado Application for State Financial Aid):
State Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

FAFSA Videos:
FAFSA Overview
Types of Federal Student Aid
Responsible Borrowing
Repayment: What to expect

College Search Websites
Naviance Login
Test Prep

Useful Resources
High School vs. College
Interview preparation

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