Where Excellence is Expected

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Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected

College & Career Center


The FCHS Transcript Request Form starts the college application support process. Please return it to the College & Career Center. 

Official transcripts are $3 each, payable through SchoolPay or the FCHS Bookkeeper. Unofficial transcripts are available at no charge. One $3 fee will cover all your Common Application schools.

FCHS Graduates: Please order transcripts through the PSD Records online portal.


The College Application Process at FCHS:  

The College Application Process at FCHS  |  Common Application How-Tos  |  College Search Resources  |  Letters of Recommendation at FCHS  |  Academic Profile for Letters of Rec  |  College Essay Tips  |  College App Deadlines for 2024 Graduates - CO Schools  |  FAQ: College Application Terminology  |  Standardized Tests FAQ 


College Rep Visits:   (Please check back in the Spring)

Be sure to take advantage of the chance to visit with admissions counselors from schools all over the country! Students may be excused from class to meet with the college representatives but should check with their teachers first. 

Find an updated list of College Visits here.


 College Fairs, Presentations, Tours, & Resources:


College Fairs & Workshops:

In-State College Fair @ Fossil Ridge HS (Monday, Oct. 23rd, 6-7:30 pm)   I  2024 College Planning Presentation      


Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants: 

Paying for College  |  Diversity Resources  |  First Generation Scholarships  |  Federal Financial Aid FAQ  |  Federal Student Aid: Find The Information You Need  |  The Boettcher Scholarship (Spanish Version)  I  Gene Haas Scholarship  I  Blue FCU  l  Scholarship Newsletter  I  Daniels Fund I  Questbridge I  Finding Scholarships I  TOP SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH TOOLS

PSD Scholarship Application opens December 13, 2023!! Click Here for more information

PSD Financial Aid and Scholarships Information Nights start on January 11, 2024.  Click Here for more information



Your Xello account gives you access to 186 scholarships, vetted and posted by PSD!  Log in with your PSD ID, go to College Planning, and click on Local Scholarships.


FCHS Senior Class of 2024 Important Dates


Career  Exploration Opportunities:  

Fort Collins Work Based Learning


PSD′s ACE Mentoring Internship program

The application for PSD′s ACE Mentoring Internship program is now open! If you are interested in a career related to architecture, construction, or engineering, ACE Mentoring is for you. Learn from local industry professionals in Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Interior Design, Skilled Trades, and other related design pathways. Network with industry professionals. Develop teamwork and leadership skills! Earn internship credit. Open to all students in 9th - 12th grade interested in learning more about and getting hands on in these career fields. Application link: https://tinyurl.com/29yvh66h Have questions? See Mrs. Davidson, FCHS Work-Based Learning Coordinator, in student services.


                                                 Career Exploration |  Personality Assessments  

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Department Team

Department Leader

Shannon Dunlap

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.