The Aspen High School College Counseling Program is dedicated to helping students consider options and achieve admission to the college of their choice. AEF fully funds a full-time college counselor and full-time assistant. Our Aspen High School seniors exemplify our schools at work.  Not so long ago, they were learning science from Mr. G, preparing for their 8th grade Outdoor Ed solos, and wide-eyed on the first day of high school.  Today, almost every one of them has taken full advantage of our college counseling department.

High school students applied to college
Applications students submitted to colleges
Different colleges students applied to
  • Class of 2021 Matriculations

    Bates College ME Northwest Lineman College TX
    Baylor University TX Ohio University OH
    Brown University RI Pomona College CA
    California Polytechnic State University CA Purdue University IN
    Chapman University CA Santa Clara University CA
    Colby College ME Seattle University WA
    Colorado College CO Southern California Institute of Architecture CA
    Colorado Mountain College CO Southern Methodist University TX
    Colorado School of Mines CO The American University of Paris France
    Colorado State University CO The University of Alabama AL
    Columbia College IL Union College NY
    Columbia University NY University of California, Los Angeles CA
    Community College of Aurora CO University of California, Santa Barbara CA
    Cornell University NY University of California, Santa Cruz CA
    Davidson College NC University of Chicago IL
    Duke University NC University of Colorado, Boulder CO
    Emory University GA University of Colorado, Denver CO
    Gonzaga University WA University of Denver CO
    Grand Canyon University AZ University of Mississippi MS
    Harvard University MA University of North Carolina NC
    Harvey Mudd College CA University of Notre Dame IN
    Hult International Business School England University of Oregon OR
    Lake Forest College IL University of St Andrews Scotland
    Lawrence University WI University of Stirling Scotland
    Loyola Marymount University CA University of Utah UT
    Manhattan School of Music NY University of Vermont VT
    Marymount Manhattan College NY University of Virginia VA
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA University of Wisconsin WI
    Miami University OH Western Colorado University CO
    Montana State University MT Whittier College CA
    Northern Arizona University AZ Wilkes University PA
“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.