Resources for Seniors

2020-2021 DHS Application Facts:

School CEEB: 141570

Class rank reporting: DHS does not rank

GPA scale: 4.0 (for both weighted and unweighted)

Graduating Class Size: 418

Graduation Date: May 27, 2021

Class credit value: semester course = 1 credit, full year course = 2 credits

Seniors will start college in Fall 2021



DHS Class of 2021 Distribution Chart through six semesters (August 2020):

Weighted GPA:

Lowest                                      Median                                   Highest



Unweighted GPA:

Lowest                                      Median                                   Highest



*Some colleges require additional information for scholarship consideration. Here is the GPA distribution for the Class of 2021:

Weighted GPA:

Top 10%: 4.46

Top 25%: 4.19


Unweighted GPA: 

Top 10%: 3.93

Top 25%: 3.80







DHS Application Tips:

  • Start early and save often.
  • When creating an account for an application, use an email address that you check often. It is advised to create one just for college applications and communications with admissions representatives so that nothing gets lost in your main email. This email address is the means by which colleges communicate with you! 
  • Be sure to keep track of all passwords! While you are able to save log-in credentials on your computer, it is a good idea to write them down in a safe place if something should happen to your computer, or you use another computer to log in.
  • Use your full, legal name when completing applications. It must match exactly with what is on your transcript and test scores. If your name is Katherine and you go by Kate, complete your applications with Katherine.
  • Write classes exactly as they appear on your schedule! You DO NOT need to include homeroom or lunch. If you have an Early Bird class, you will include the class, but you do not need to include the “EB” acronym.
  • Be sure to type your counselor’s and teacher’s name and email address correctly. If it is incorrect, they will not receive your recommendation request.
  • When asked to provide your Counselor contact info, this is your School Counselor and not your Postsecondary Counselor.
  • A District 113 Waiver of Access is required to be on file before any D113 employee can send a letter on your behalf.
  • If you are asked to list GPA (and nothing says “unweighted” or “weighted”), use your higher GPA, which is usually your weighted.
  • You can send different pieces at different times – colleges will collect all elements (application, test score(s), transcript, recommendation, etc.) and put them into a student file. Once all the pieces are there, it’s a complete application. It does not matter in which order the pieces arrive.
  • Submit all pieces of the application at least two weeks before a deadline.
  • Have someone check over your application before submitting.



Application Organizer

District 113 Waiver of Access (Recommendation Waiver)