In Parent Central, Upper School

Looking ahead to college and beyond? The CHA Guidance Office will be sending separate emails of information along with providing this information to you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Stuart Davis in the Guidance Office during the coming year.

Transcripts for College Applications
Please drop off this request form to the Rose Martinez, Director of Records, in the CHA Office. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
Official Transcript Request Form

To register to take the next SAT® Test, Click here.
To register to take the next ACT Test, Click here.

Attention All 9-12 Students –
NCAA College-Bound Athletes
Attention 9th-12th grade students, NCAA’s 2016-17 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is now available here.  If you are interested in competing at an NCAA school, please let Mr. Davis know.

IACAC College Admissions
2016 College Admission Update, compiled by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, includes information from 55 institutions of higher education, from Illinois and throughout the United States. Download information here.  For a list of local College Fairs, see this College Fair Calendar from IACAC.

Christian Colleges
There are many wonderful Christian colleges in the US. To start your search and gather more information, please go to the NACCAP website.

Common Application
As you know, the Common App is a way to apply to many colleges and universities. If you would like to investigate are new financial aid and scholarship opportunities available in students’ Common App account. See here for more information.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Nearly all colleges and universities in the USA use the data from the FAFSA to make financial aid decisions. There are two major changes to the FAFSA going forward, beginning with students enrolling in college during the 2017-18 academic year:
  1. The FAFSA is available on October 1, which is three months earlier than in previous years.
  2. The FAFSA will be using income tax returns which have already been filed, as opposed to asking for income tax estimates if your taxes have not yet been filed. For this year, data will be requested from 2015 income tax returns (i.e. the income tax returns filed in 2016).
Therefore, this year the US Dept of Education plans to make the FAFSA available on Oct 1, 2017 (two weeks from today) for the 2018-2019 academic year. It is highly recommended that all students fill out the FAFSA in October, particularly those who may attend a college/university in Illinois. The FAFSA is available online at
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