Transfer Student Registration Process
Pre-Registration: Please contact Kelly Schaffner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 224-765-2005) to arrange a time to complete all forms and provide proofs of residency.
Setting a Transfer Meeting with the Counselor: Once residency is verified, you will be contacted by the Counseling Department Administrative Assistant to set a time to meet with a counselor for the intake meeting. Both student and parent/guardian must be present at this meeting.
The student is assessed in reading and math using STAR (online) for placement purposes. Then the counselor meets with the student and parent/guardian. Additional paperwork is completed, and a tentative schedule is made. The student may meet with department chairs for course placements and other department representatives for various programs and services, as needed. This process takes about 1-2 hours. Please be prepared to share information regarding previous academic experiences and discuss student preferences for courses. If you would like to review course offerings prior to your appointment, click here to view our Program of Studies.
On the student's first day of school, they will be matched with a Peer Helper. The Peer Helper will take the student on a school tour and will help the student get an ID card, locker, and Chromebook and set up an email account. If a schedule is ready, the Peer Helper will guide the student from class to class and will help the student purchase books. If a schedule is not ready, the student will get an opportunity to observe classes. Students will need to purchase a TI Inspire calculator. Click here to view DHS calculator requirements.
For Late-Spring and Summer Transfers:
Student and the parent/guardian meet with the registrar to complete forms and submit documentation for residency verification. Once residency eligibility is approved, student and the parent/guardian will meet with a counselor for an intake meeting. Sophomores, juniors, or seniors, will participate in our Transfer Student Orientation in August. There is a program for parents/guardians as well. Freshman transfers and families will participate in our Freshman Orientation Program, held for all incoming freshmen and their parents/guardians.