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College Guidance

Here is where the class of 2019 is going to college:

Abilene Christian U, U of Alabama/Birmingham, Arizona State, U of California/Santa Cruz, CNM (5), U of Chicago, U of Colorado/Denver, Columbia U, Evergreen State (WA), Fordham U, Fort Lewis, George Mason U, George Washington U, Humboldt State (CA), Loyola Marymount U, U of Lynchburg, Mesalands Community College (NM), NM Highlands, NM Tech (2), U of New Mexico (26 - including one to the BA/MD program), Northern Arizona U (2), Occidental College, Point Loma Nazarene U, RPI, Santa Clara U, Texas Tech (4),  U of Utah, Washington State, Wayland Baptist, and Western NM U (2).

Because each student’s college journey is unique, college guidance can never be successful with a one-size-fits-all approach. At Cottonwood, our prime directive is to provide individualized support and guidance to each student and their family from as early as sophomore year on through and beyond college matriculation.  

Our college guidance process formally begins early in the second semester of junior year, developing and concentrating through the senior year. Each student works with our College Counselor one-on-one. The College Office is available to students each day for drop in visits or scheduled appointments.

There are specific workshops and evening events throughout the year, focusing on understanding the college process and financial aid, along with student driven topics such as college essay writing and using the Common Application. In addition, Cottonwood’s growing reputation in the college community brings several dozen college reps to campus each fall and spring, providing students with the opportunity to meet them individually or in small groups.  

Naviance is our primary college guidance management system and all Cottonwood students have access to its resources and assessment tools from grade six onward.


For updates, information, and relevant links regarding the college process at CCPS and in general, follow our CCPS College Counseling Facebook page.

If you cannot find what you are looking, email our college counselor Ms. Dryfoos