Counseling Center

ADM Counseling Center Mission Statement

The ADM School Counseling Program, in partnership with our communities, is committed to developing a comprehensive, measurable, developmental program that addresses the academic, career and personal/social development of all students in a challenging and supportive learning environment.

• ADMHS Counselor Virtual Offices

If you need to see your Counselor, please visit their virtual office by clicking on one of the links in the column to the right.  You can also look around to see if there are any other helpful tidbits!

• Counseling Office Important Dates

  • Oct 1 2021 to Jun 30 2022 – FAFSA application period opens
  • Oct 15 2021 – PSAT/NMSQT Test @ ADMHS – Signup available 9/13 in Counseling Office
  • Oct 29 2021 – AP Test payment submission deadline
  • Nov 2 2021 – College Fair @ ADMHS (South Gym) 5:00-7:00 pm

• ADMHS School Profile

School Profile     A quick look at our high school, and the Adel DeSoto Minburn School district

• Transcripts

Request a Transcript     Current and former ADMHS students may request transcripts by using this link

What is the difference between an Official Transcript and an Unofficial Transcript?

An Official Transcript is generally what is required from colleges/universities, employers, and other institutions.  It must be obtained from the ADM HS Counseling Office, where it is signed by a designated official, and a raised school seal is then applied over the signature.  These are most-often sent directly to the institution requesting them.  If, however, they are sent to the student/graduate, they will be in a sealed envelope with an official signature.  These must remain sealed in order to maintain their Official status, as once they have been opened they become Unofficial.

An Unofficial Transcript will not be signed or sealed by a school official, and is generally used for informational purposes for the student/graduate.  (In some cases Unofficial Transcripts are acceptable for scholarship and other award applications, but requirements vary).

DMACC transcripts/credit transfers may be requested by the student at this link: DMACC Transcript

2021 Graduating Seniors:  your ADM final transcript will be sent to the institution you indicated on your Senior Survey and sign-out form. If you filled out a DMACC transcript request in our Counseling Office, we will submit that request on your behalf.


• College / Trade School / Military Representative Visits @ ADM

All college and military rep visits will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays during Power Hour.  Students may sign up via Flexisched.  Seating is limited so sign-up early!.  Unless otherwise noted, visits are in Room 105.

  • Oct 7 – Luther College
  • Oct 13 – Drake University
  • Oct 20 – Iowa State University (ISU)
  • Nov 11 – Northwest Missouri State (NWMSU)


• Course Catalog

Course Catalog – 2021-22               Courses offered at ADMHS for 2021-22 school year


• Scholarship Info

Local Scholarship Information   

General Scholarship Information

Find our currently-listed local scholarships and general scholarships.  Local scholarship offerings typically begin to post near the beginning of second semester.

• Links for College, Career, Financial Aid, ACT Test Info, & Mental Health Resources 

Quick Guide for College, Career and Fin Aid Web Links  


The ACT is administered at ADM HS annually on the April national test date. (ADM’s College Board High School Code #: 160-010.  This must be used to complete ACT registration if you want your scores to be reported to ADM HS).  Many other schools within the central Iowa area host for the other test dates noted below.  For testing locations and registration information, go to www.actstudent.orgregister early, as spots are held on a first-come, first-served basis.  

STUDENT-ATHLETES PLEASE NOTE:  if you are planning to register with NCAA Clearinghouse, designate it on your ACT registration by using the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center.  (There is a separate charge to send them later if you did not direct ACT to forward scores to NCAA.  The NCAA will not accept scores shared from ADM HS, they must be reported directly from ACT.)  NAIA Eligibility Center code is 9876.  Stay informed! – NCAA Eligibility Requirements are available at:




ACT: Important Registration Process Dates

Test Date Deadline Late Fee Required Photo Upload/Standby Deadline
Jun 12 2021 May 7 2021 May 8-21 June 4 2021
Jul 17 2021 Jun 18 2021 Jun 19-25 2021 Jul 9 2021
Sep 11 2021 Aug 6 2021 tbd tbd
Oct 23 2021 Sep 17 2021 tbd tbd
Dec 11 2021 Nov 5 2021 tbd tbd
Feb 12 2022 Jan 7 2022 tbd tbd
Apr 2 2021 Feb 25 2022 tbd tbd
Jun 11 2022 May 6 2022 tbd tbd
Jul 16 2022 Jun 17 2022 tbd tbd

*Late fee to be applied;  ** Based on past online score release timelines.

• DMACC/College Credit Transfer Info

You will need to contact the admissions department at the specific college/university where you are trying to transfer your DMACC credits.  Not all schools use the same format, so be aware that they could each be quite different from one another.  The State of Iowa Regent Schools’ transfer credit information may be located via these links:  Iowa State University; University of Iowa; and University of Northern Iowa.

• FAFSA Completion

  • Iowa State University – December 21, 2021
  • University of Iowa – December 1, 2021
  • University of Northern Iowa – January 15, 2022

FAFSA for Fall 2022 may be completed beginning October 1, 2021.  Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers FAFSA completion assistance via virtual meetings, and will offer online seminars.  Please check their website for all updates.

Additionally, The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) has nine Student Success Centers that will offer FAFSA completion assistance as part of FAFSA Ready Iowa. Each center has appointments available and can be scheduled at

• Paying for College

Check out Student Loan Report’s helpful guide to financial aid, scholarships, savings, and student loans!

Also, the Your Teen magazine is full of constructive information for parents of college-bound students: admissions, financial aid, campus life, etc.

• ICAN Activities Resumé

For students interested in tracking their high school activities history in one, easily accessible location for scholarship and college admission applications, try using this handy template available compliments of ICAN (you will need to make a copy via Google Docs so you can edit and make it your own)!

• Driver’s Education at ADMHS

Street Smarts Registration               

Driver’s Education classes are not offered as a part of the curriculum at the Adel DeSoto Minburn School District.  However, the district does contract with a private company, Street Smarts, that provides this instruction at our high school location for the convenience of our students and parents.  Terms of enrollment, conditions of training, and all correspondence shall be administered by Street Smarts.  Please visit the Street Smarts at the link above, or call 515-279-1112 for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: If you qualify for free or reduced lunches, and you have signed the waiver at school registration, you may be eligible for a free or reduced-price driver’s education class.  Please register online by choosing the check/cash/money order option and then call the Street Smarts office at 515-279-1112 to let them know of your status.

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Mental Health Helpful Links

LifeWorks, offering school-based therapy services at Adel DeSoto Minburn HS.


Ms. Jennifer Rebel
Professional School Counselor (M-Z)

Mrs. Rebel’s Virtual Office

Ms. Melonie Gill
Professional School Counselor (A-L)

Ms. Gill’s Virtual Office

Lori Mann
Administrative Assistant

Jill Harsh (Mon-Fri, 8 am – 11:30 am)
Assistant/Humanitarian Cord Tracking



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