Going to College
Did you know that Northglenn is one of several participating schools in our district with the University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate programs? Did you know that many four-year schools in the area offer a pre-collegiate program for grades 6-12? To learn more information about the program: CU Denver Pre-Collegiate program. * Please know Pre-Collegiate is ONLY accepting applications for 9th grade students.
Northglenn school counselors work with all high school school students to promote a college-going culture. Students can start preparing now for an enriching and challenging plan of study that will continue with them all through high school, and prepare them to enter the college of their choice. Northglenn school counselors help to prepare our students to transition on to higher education with the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful and lifelong learners.
Colleges and universities look to accept high school students who:
- have diverse and rigorous course selections
- maintain average to above average grades
- perform well on college entrance exams
- challenge themselves with honors or AP coursework
- participate in extra-curricular activities
- have positive feedback in letters of recommendation
- volunteer their time through community service activities
- know how to self-advocate
CU Denver Scholars Program
Did you miss out on participating in Pre-Collegiate? Do you have a 3.0 GPA or higher? Then consider the CU Denver Scholars Program. The program enrolls students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are in their junior year of high school. The students will attend 2-3 sessions to learn about the college process in the summer after their junior year. Then students will take actual college courses on the CU Denver Campus during their senior year of high school. The classes students choose will need to be after the Northglenn classes end. These applications will be available in April. Please check out this website for more information: CU-Denver Scholars.
Upcoming College Visits:
Many colleges and universities schedule times to come to Northglenn High School and speak with our students about life on their campus. Any student can sign up to attend one of these presentations. Students must sign up in their Naviance account only.
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Want to attend college in the future, but not sure how receive in-state tuition? The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process might be worth a look.
After many years of hard work Colorado ASSET has passed the State Legislature and more students can now pay in-state tuition and go to college.
Check out the Colorado ASSET website for more information about how you could be eligible to receive an in-state tuition classification while pursuing your college dreams.
One way to pay for some or all of your college education is by earning scholarship money. Scholarship money can be earned many different ways:
MERIT-BASED: Money offered through colleges, universities or private organizations based on a skill or talent. This can include grades, test scores, or specific abilities like singing, athletics or leadership skills MERIT = how well you do something.
NEED-BASED: Money offered though the federal or state government, or private scholarships, based on the financial need of your family usually determined by either a set formula (FAFSA) or using other kinds of selection criteria (stated income).