College Resources:

The PHHS guidance counseling department is committed to helping students through the many phases of college planning. Students and parents need to be fully aware of this process and the deadlines involved. Please use the downloads and links available to you and contact us with questions.

Senior College Planning Downloads & Forms:


College Application Procedures - Learn about the steps pertaining to applying to college.

College Application Organizer - Keep track of all your college applications, dates, and additional responsibilities.

Suggestions for College Visit - Read about being prepared for a college visit.

What to ask yourself before enrolling into a college - Go over these questions before enrolling into a college or university.

College Visitation forms are located in the door organizer of Mr. West office.

Activity/Leadership Sheet - Students can print and use to organize extra-curriculars for scholarship, college application, employment and resume purposes.  Also encouraged to attach completed sheet with teacher letter or recommendation request form.

Helpful Downloads:

Tips for Parents - Click to read an article about how to prepare your child for the social aspects of college.
10 Things Every Parent Should Know about College - College planning article from Readers' Digest.
Who Will Get Through College?  - Article from USN&WR about why only slightly more than half of college students today make it all the way through four years of school.

College Admissions Video - Why colleges revoke admissions offers from high school seniors. Click to view short clip through YouTube from USNews and World Report.

Trying to choose a field of study?

Visit the Ohio Means Jobs website and check your backpack.

Early Decision vs Early Action

Early Action vs Early Decision Video - Click the link to view a brief video clip from US News and World Report to watch a college admissions counselor discuss the differences and pros/cons of early decision vs early action in regards to the college admissions process for seniors.

What are the benefits of Early Decision or Early Action admissions?  About 450 higher education institutes have early decision/early action programs.  However, it is very important to know the rules regarding these programs.  Click the link to read information to read the college board's advice on this topic.