The CHA Guidance Office is available to advise students along their path to college and beyond. We will be emailing college planning information to you in addition to the helpful resources are also listed below. Please also refer to the College Guidance Checklist as you plan for college. If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office.
Transcripts for College Applications
Please drop off this request form to the Adina Pascotescu, Registrar, in the CHA Office. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
Official Transcript Request Form
NCAA College-Bound Athletes
If you are interested in competing at an NCAA school, please let the Athletic Director know.
IACAC College Admissions
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.
There are many wonderful Christian colleges in the US. To start your search and gather more information, please go to the NACCAP website.
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)
Wheaton College’s FREE Summer Bridge Program
Wheaton College is offering a free summer program for eligible students! BRIDGE is a FREE, four-week, academic, and leadership summer program for Chicago area high school students who are currently sophomores or juniors. The program, which takes place over two summers, prepares students for college through a college-level liberal arts curriculum that fosters their intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth. Throughout their junior and senior years, students are mentored, challenged, and provided academic support in the form of SAT/ACT classes, tutoring, and college application assistance. To qualify for BRIDGE , students must demonstrate a commitment to Christian faith, academic growth, and meet at least one of the following criteria: first-generation college bound, low-income, and students of color.
While program participants are not obligated to attend or apply to Wheaton College, students who do apply and gain admission to Wheaton College receive significant scholarships and aid (all members of the past two graduating BRIDGE classes have been offered full-tuition scholarships to Wheaton College if admitted). 100% of the two-year program graduates have been accepted into four-year colleges; additionally, several BRIDGE students have received full-ride scholarships to Wheaton College, Yale University, Northwestern University, and other prestigious institutions.