College Search

Finding the right college can be a complicated and confusing process. Students have some information from assessments they have taken in Xello.   Hopefully, the information in Xello and below make this process of discovery a little easier.

Schools and Programs
Read more about specific schools and the programs that they offer by clicking on this link:

Visiting College Campuses 
College admissions officials strongly urge students to visit the colleges that they are considering attending. This will help students choose a school that is the best fit for them, both academically and socially. Juniors and seniors at DHS have the opportunity to take one day during the school year (seniors in the fall, juniors in the spring) to visit colleges. The absence will be excused as a school activity if the student completes the first section of the College Visit Form and shows it to Mrs. Hayden in the high school office prior to the visit. The student must then take the form on the visit and have the second section signed by an admissions official. (Self-guided tours or tours by friends/siblings are not sufficient to be considered an excused school activity.) Upon return to school, the form should be taken to the office. Students will be responsible for making up any work assigned during their absence. Forms are available in the guidance office or can be printed by clicking here. Campus visits can be arranged by contacting the admissions office at the college. Check websites for details.

Applying to College 
Most colleges have an online application process. Go to the college's website, look for the section on how to apply and follow directions. Keep in mind that admission application essay answers not only influence the likelihood of admission, but are often used to award scholarships as well. For tips on writing good essays use this link: