Our counselors work with students and parents throughout their four years at LVHS to help navigate every aspect of the college preparation and application process – from course selection to SAT/ACT preparation to applications and essays.

Most colleges and universities have a set of basic curriculum requirements for applicants. At Lake View High School, our course offerings are designed as “College Preparatory” courses, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education.

College Resources: 

For Parents College Admissions Scholarships/Student Aid    

LVHS Parent presentation

BigFuture: College Search Step-by-Step Guide

Federal Student Aid


Naviance parent registration

Peterson’s: Finding the Perfect College


  Writing the College Application Essay


Employment College Application FAQs

College Greenlight


One Summer Chicago

College Selection FAQs



Illinois WorkNet Youth Employment Guide

Letters of Recommendation

CPS Academic Works




CPS Live Scholarship Workbook

Other College Resources  

City Colleges of Chicago STAR Scholarship


College Athletics Eligibility


One Million Degrees


LGBTQ Student support


Undocumented Students


College alternatives