Clarksville High School/Renaissance Academy Basics of the College Admission Process – Graduating Year
Retake the SAT/ACT, if desired
- Dates for these tests are posted in the Guidance Office and online under Testing Information.
- Be aware of deadlines; registration deadlines are about 4 weeks before the test.
- Clarksville HS CEEB# is 150535 (school code) for both the SAT and ACT. Both CHS and RA students will use this code.
- Apply to the school(s) of your choice online at the college/university website, or via the Common Application (if applicable). Once you have submitted your application electronically, complete a Transcript Request through Parchment. Your school counselor will process your transcript and a Secondary School Report (counselor recommendation), if needed. A student brag sheet must be on file with the Guidance Office.
- If you need letters of recommendation, you may request those from teachers, coaches, counselors, or other community members of your choice. Remember to give recommenders at least a two-week notice in order to complete a thorough letter of recommendation.
- Inform Guidance of your college acceptances and scholarship offers!
- Opportunities may be posted online through the counseling website, announcements, and in-person through the counseling office.
College Representatives at CHS/RA
- The Guidance Office will schedule and announce these visits.
- Sign up on the sign-up sheets in the Guidance Office to meet with representatives, if applicable.
- Check Scoir, announcements, or the Guidance Secretary to see the schools that will be visiting.
College Campus Visits
- These are limited to three school days 12th grade year and one day (2nd semester only) 11th grade year; other visits can be scheduled on free days, holidays, etc.
- Select “non-critical” days (i.e. exam days are critical).
- Confirm date with college you plan to visit.
- Use your days wisely-it is important to investigate the schools that you are seriously considering.
- FAFSA must be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov; not available until after October 1.
- Student and Parent/Guardian must create a FSA ID to confirm identity. Click HERE.
- FAFSA forms are due to the federal processor by April 15. Some universities choose earlier deadlines. Know your school’s deadlines.
- Some schools also require a form known as the PROFILE and/or a supplemental FAF in order to award financial aid. Schools will vary in what they will have you fill out-be sure to fill all paperwork out before the deadline.