College and Career Readiness

  • Junior College Day - March 5th. 

    Presentation for Juniors: 10am in auditorium. 

    There will be speakers on the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, and on essay writing.

    Mini-College Fair: 11:17 - 11:50 In the auditorium lobby. Admission reps from 15 colleges will be here to talk with juniors about their colleges. 

    *Juniors must have a 2.0 gpa or above and sign up to attend.



    College Admission Tool For Colorado, Information on colleges, scholarships, and financial aid for colleges in Colorado.



    Financial Aid



    Go to to apply. This qualifies students for Pell Grants, Student Loans, and other forms of financial aid. Many schools and scholarships will require FAFSA.


    *College Opportunity Fund: FREE money for Colorado residents going to       college in Colorado go to




    College Admission Representatives at Mesa Ridge

    February 21 University of Northern College. Admisson Rep will be here to meet with all students admitted to UNC.

    February 22 Adams State. Admission Rep will be here to meet with all seniors who have been admitted to Adams St.

    *Sign up on Navaiance to attend. See Mr. Burgess if you are having trouble signing up.




    *Fountain Valley Scholars in now open and due Feb. 3rd. There are 8 scholarships reserved for Mesa Ridge students with a 3.0 gpa! Go to


    *Widefield Elementary, Pinello Elementary, and King Elementary all have scholarships for students who attended those elementary schools. Pick up an application from the counseling center. 

    April 1st is the deadline to return these completed applications.


    If you are being offered scholarships, whether or not you will accept them, come see Mr. Burgess and tell him FIRST.


    A full list of scholarships can be found on Naviance 


    Transcript Requests

    *Mid year transcripts can be sent starting January 10th. Email Mr. Burgess if any of your colleges need them.

    As students begin applying to colleges they will need transcripts sent electronically from MRHS. In order for transcripts to be sent please list the college as one you are interested in and that you are applying to in Naviance. Once you indicate that you are applying to a school in Naviance there will be a prompt to request transcripts. If you are applying through Common App please notify Mr. Burgess.



    If you are planning to compete in athletics at the collegiate level you must register with the NCAA or NAIA in order to determine your eligibility. This can be done as soon as your sophomore year. 

    *Look at the courses required by the NCAA. You can also see the critieria for eligibility for all NCAA Divisions.

    NCAA - Go tostudent-athletes and click on Eligibility Center.

    NAIA -



     Scholarship & Financial Aid Links

    How to Graduate College Debt Free

    Financial Aid 101

    Scholarship Search Guidebook - Scholarships & Financial Aid - Federal Student Aid

    Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA

    COF - College Opportunity Fund

    WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) - reduced tuition for Western states

    NCAA Information - for Student Athletes


  • 2018 Testing Dates

    SAT Dates:  Oct 6th (register by Sept. 7th)

                      Nov. 3rd (register by Oct. 5th)

    ACT Dates:  Oct. 27th (register by Sept. 28th)

                      Dec. 8th (register by Nov. 2nd)

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