Guidance Information

School Code

The school code for Dover High School is 361-975.

Scheduling

Most scheduling has been completed, however you may still have some questions regarding your schedules. Refer to your Program of Studies regarding the rules pertaining to scheduling. Please remember that you cannot have more than two study halls scheduled. Students participating in athletics must pass five major credits this grading period, and earn a 1.5 GPA in order to be eligible for the following grading period.

Credit Checks

Credit checks for seniors were completed over the summer. The counselors will visit all seniors during Language Arts classes to discuss the transcripts/credit checks. We are interested in talking with each senior about future plans and answering any questions.

College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus College Credit Plus is an option for students to earn college credit while still in high school. For information, guidelines and frequently asked questions click here.

NCAA Guidelines

All student athletes wishing to compete in Division I or II athletics during their freshman year in college must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse during their senior year. Registration should be done on-line at www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center. The athletic director is also available to help students and parents with this process. It is your obligation to schedule appropriate classes leading to athletic eligibility and to pass those classes. Also, please fill out a form to release your grades and scores to college athletic departments, and return to the guidance secretary. College entrance test scores should be sent to the college or university directly from the testing company.

Transcript Requests

To request a transcript from Dover High School, please complete a Transcript Request Form and mail it to Dover High School along with a stamped envelope or submit the form in person. Additional instructions are included on the request form.

College Information

College Prep Curriculum

Do you meet the entrance requirements for most colleges and universities? Most schools require you to have successfully completed 4 credits of English, 4 credits each of math, science, and social studies, 2 credits of a foreign language, and 1 credit of fine arts (art, music, speech, theater). A business/technology credit is often required, also. Deficiencies in any of these areas may result in required remedial coursework, delayed admission, or rejection.

College Applications

College application forms are starting to arrive from various schools, but almost all are available online. Please check in the Guidance Office or the college's website for more information. Don't procrastinate — many colleges and universities have early deadlines for admissions. You will need to bring your completed applications, along with your check and stamped envelope to the guidance secretary in order to have your transcripts sent to the college or university

Campus Visitations

Probably the most important source of information when selecting a college is the college itself. You should plan to visit as many colleges as possible. An excellent time to visit is during summer vacation. Many colleges are in session during this time and you will be able to get a realistic view of the college as well as the opportunity to talk with students and professors. Arrangements can be made by calling the admissions office. It is suggested that you make a list of any questions that you want answered. Juniors and Seniors are permitted four visitation days each school year to post-high school educational institutions on days that Dover schools are in session. Students are encouraged to visit on Saturdays and during vacations.

Military Recruiters

Recruiters from various branches of the military will visit DHS and occasionally set up displays. If you are interested in meeting with a recruiter to learn more about careers through the military, please make arrangements in the Guidance Office. If you are interested in an ROTC scholarship or if you are a junior considering an appointment to a military academy, you should begin planning now.

Resources and Links

Below are links that will help you find answers to many of your post-graduation questions. If you are planning to attend a collage or technical school after graduating, many of the links will help you find funding for your education. There also are links that will help you prepare for ACT and SAT testing, effectively manage your time, and guide you in studying various subjects.

Please stop by the office if you have any questions about the links provided on this page.

Career Advising

OhioMeansJobs allows students to learn more about their career interests and in-demand jobs, build résumés, search for college and training programs, create a budget based on future expenses, and develop meaningful academic and career plans for high school and beyond. Also there are various test preparations.

College Resources

How to Study

Time Management