CFHS Counseling Department UPDATE!

The Career and College planning meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the CFHS auditorium. Please see below for more information.

Information for 2019-20 Registration

Scheduling classes for next year has started!! Please be prepared. This process is SO important and there are many options to choose from!!


2019-20 Registration Timeline


  • The core departments (English, Social Studies, Science and Math) have been working with students to choose appropriate classes. The weather has made it difficult so some departments are still working with students this week.
  • Information about the classes and their descriptions can be found on the CFHS Counseling website. Please check out all of our offerings!!
  • School counselors will be visiting English classes on Tuesday, February 12th for JUNIORS and Social Studies classes on Wednesday, February 13th for SOPHOMORES.
  • Students will be entering their classes under Course Planner of their Xello (previously Career Cruising) account. The log in to Xello is through the student's Power School account.
  • Students need to be sharing their course requests with their parents and having discussions about what courses are the best fit to prepare them for the next step!
  • Starting the week of February 18th, school counselors will be meeting individually with each student to finalize their requests. Copies will be sent home for parental approval.
  • The scheduling and registration process is so important and we are fortunate to have great options for our students. Please take time to check out the options and make sure they meet CFHS graduation requirements, postsecondary requirements and allow for exploration!!

College and Career Planning Meeting

Monday, Feb. 18th, 6pm

1015 South Division Street

Cedar Falls, IA

The presentation covers the following topics:

  • Career Exploration and Assessment
  • Academic Preparation and Requirements
  • Admission Process and Requirements
  • College Selection & Campus Visits
  • Application Process
  • Understanding Costs – Cost of Attendance
  • Scholarships
  • Successful Transitions to College

Sophomore and Junior Students and Parents/Guardians

  • When is the best time to take a college visit?
  • How do I sign up for a job shadow?
  • What is the FAFSA?
  • What apprenticeship opportunities are available?
  • When should I take the ACT?
  • When do I start applying to colleges?


To help you prepare for your future, the Cedar Falls High School Counselors and the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN) are offering a free presentation on career and college planning. This is your chance to receive help with all your questions about the career and college planning process and life after high school.

College Representatives

There also will be representatives from the University of Northern Iowa, Hawkeye Community College and the University of Iowa present to answer any questions you might have regarding programs, requirements, etc.

Financial Aid Presentation

Monday, March 11th, 6pm

1015 South Division Street

Cedar Falls, IA

John Holland will also be presenting a Financial Aid presentation on Monday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the CFHS auditorium for juniors and their parents/guardians. Sophomores and their parents/guardians are also welcome to attend this meeting. Please attend the first night of spring parent-teacher conferences and join us for the presentation.