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Counseling – Applying to College

The Application Process

Applying to college takes thought, effort, and organization. The guidance department has many tools to help you navigate through the application process successfully. If you have additional questions, please make an appointment with your guidance counselor.

Senior College Application Instructions: Click here for the Manchester High School procedures for filing College Applications

MHS College Application Checklist: Please print, fill out, and attach this form to each application you bring to room 124 for processing.


Calendars and Checklists For Junior Year:  Start Planning for Life After High School

Grade 11 Calendar with Links to Resources: from the MHS Counselingwebsite

Information for Juniors: Important resources available through the MHS Career Center.


Calendars and Checklists for Senior Year: Decision Making

Grade 12 Calendar with Links to Resources: from the MHS Counselingwebsite

Information for Seniors: Important resources available through the MHS Career Center


Other Important Resources

NCAA Requirements: See Mr. Tarnowicz in the Guidance Office and visit the MHS Athletics webpage

MHS Career Services

Student and Counselor Responsibilities During the Application Process

SAT Registration


ACT Registration


Tuition Break for New England Residents

CSO College Centeris an initiative of Center for Student Opportunity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote college access and opportunity among first-generation and historically underserved student populations.

Fair Test For a list of Colleges and Universities that do not emphasize SAT or ACT in their admission process Offers college admissions tips and insider secrets about planning for college, applying for college, financial aid, admissions essays, college interviews, and much more. – is being built by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students. This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools).

“Call Me Mister” Program -The Call Me MISTER program is a collaboration between Clemson University and other leading edge colleges and universities to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the lowest performing public elementary and middle schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

For more information, click here

Paying for College: CHESLA, a useful website for students and families -Check out CHESLA’s updated website. It includes information on paying for college, financial aid, and the lending process. Learn about Connecticut’s alternative source of low interest fixed rate loan funding and link to the application.

CHESLA was created by the State of Connecticut in 1982 to help students and families afford the costs of a college education by reducing the financial burdens of borrowing.