The Aspen High School Post-Secondary Counseling Program is dedicated to helping all students make the best possible decision for their time after high school. AEF fully funds one full-time post-secondary counselor and full-time coordinator. This means that our small high school is able to benefit from a post-secondary office of three dedicated professionals. Each student is able to benefit from highly individualized attention in a public school setting. Whether they are college bound, headed to trade school, participating in a transitional education program, gap year, or entering the work force, we are so proud of our students’ choices and the post-secondary office’s ability to support each of them in their decision making. 

High school students applied to college
Applications students submitted to colleges
Different colleges students applied to
  • Classes of 2021 and 2022 Matriculations

    Bard College Muhlenberg College
    Bates College New York University
    Baylor University Northern Arizona University
    Belmont University Northwest Lineman College
    Beloit College Ohio University
    Bemidji State University Pacific Lutheran University
    Boston University Parsons School of Design at the New School                         
    Brigham Young University Penn State University (3)
    Brown University Pomona College
    Bucknell University Purdue University (2)
    California Polytechnic State University Quinnipiac University
    Chapman University (5) Santa Clara University (2)
    Clemson University Seattle University
    Colby College Skidmore College
    College of Charleston South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Colorado College (2) Southern California Institute of Architecture
    Colorado Mesa University (6) Southern Methodist University
    Colorado Mountain College (3) South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Colorado School of Mines (3) Stanford University
    Colorado State University (3) Syracuse University
    Columbia College Temple University, Japan Campus
    Columbia University Texas Tech University
    Community College of Aurora The American University of Paris (2)
    Cornell University (2) The University of Edinburgh
    Cosumnes River College Tufts University
    Culinary Institute of America Tusculum University
    Davidson College (2) Union College
    Denison University University of California, Los Angeles (2)
    Duke University (2) University of California, Santa Barbara (4)
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University University of California, Santa Cruz
    Emerson College University of Chicago (2)
    Emory University (2) University of Colorado, Boulder (18)
    Endicott College University of Colorado Denver (2)
    Fordham University (2) University of Denver (3)
    Fort Lewis College (2) University of Georgia
    Franklin University Switzerland University of Hawaii, Manoa (2)
    Frostburg State University University of Iowa
    George Washington University University of Miami (5)
    Georgetown University University of Michigan (2)
    Georgia Institute of Technology University of North Carolina
    Gonzaga University University of Notre Dame
    Grand Canyon University University of Oklahoma
    Hamilton College University of Oregon
    Harvard University University of Richmond
    Harvey Mudd College University of South Florida
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges University of St. Andrews
    Hope College University of Stirling
    Kenyon College University of Utah
    Lake Forest College University of Vermont
    Lawrence University University of Virginia
    Loyola Marymount University University of Wisconsin (3)
    Manhattan School of Music Vanderbilt University
    Marymount Manhattan College Washington State University (2)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wesleyan University
    Miami University Western Colorado University
    Michigan State University Whittier College
    Middlebury College Wilkes University
    Minneapolis College of Art & Design
    Montana State University (3)  
“The goal of the Post-Secondary Counseling office is to help develop authentic, resilient, and informed decision-makers. By helping students identify their unique qualities and strengths, we can assist them in finding the best path to reach their goals for life after high school.”
Charlie Laube, Aspen High School College Counselor


Every single AHS student has access to a college counselor – who offers guidance on test taking, financial aid, essay writing and the complicated application process.


Most public high schools do not have a full-time college counselor and students are left to navigate the process on their own.


97% of our seniors are accepted to college. Proof that college counseling works. What is this worth to you?

Helping students reach their highest potential


Every October over 225 colleges and universities gather in Aspen to meet Colorado Western Slope students from more than 80 diverse high schools.