Counseling Office

ADM Counseling Office 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 Monthly Newsletter

ADMHS Counseling Newsletter     November 2022

• Counseling Office Important Dates

  • Oct 1 2022 – Seniors may begin filing FAFSA
  • Oct 12 2022 – PSAT
  • Nov 1 2022 – ADM College Fair – 5p-7p (South Gym)
  • Mar 7 2023 ICAN / Financial Aid Night @ 6p in ADM HS Media Center


• College / Trade School / Military Representative Visits @ ADM

All college and military rep visits will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Power Hour (1:30-1:55).  Students may sign up via FlexiSched.  Seating is limited so sign-up early!.  

  • Nov 17 – Wartburg College
  • Dec 6 – DMACC Criminal Justice Academy
  • Dec 13 – Buena Vista University
  • Jan 19 – DMACC Skilled Trades Academy


• 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

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

• Course Catalog

Course Catalog – 2022-23               Courses offered at ADMHS for 2022-23 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.  The next test date at the ADM HS campus will be Saturday, June 11, 2022.  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 11 2022 May 6 2022 May 20 Jun 3
Jul 16 2022 Jun 17 2022 Jun 24 Jul 8
Sep 10 2022 Aug 5 2022 Aug 19 Sep 2
Oct 22 2022 Sep 16 2021 Sep 30 Oct 14
Dec 10 2022 Nov 4 2022 Nov 11 Dec 2
Feb 11 2023 Jan 6 2023 Jan 20 Feb 3
Apr 15 2023 Mar 10 2023 Mar 24 Apr 7
Jun 10 2023 May 5 2023 May 19 Jun 2
Jul 15 2023 Jun 16 2023 Jun 23 Jul 7

*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 – January 3, 2022
  • 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


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

Dr. Patricia Tice, College and Career Transition Counselor (Tu & Th, 7:30a – 3:30p)
DMACC Career Advantage/ADM High School

Lori Mann
Administrative Assistant

Jill Harsh (Mon, Wed -Fri, flex hours)
PT Assistant/Humanitarian Cord Tracking


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