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1 Senior Presentation Senior Presentation

2 Graduation Requirements Must Pass Reading and Writing HSPE Must Pass Reading and Writing HSPE Must Pass one Math End of Course test Must Pass one Math End of Course test Must Pass Culminating Project (Senior English) class Must Pass Culminating Project (Senior English) class Must Pass High School and Beyond Plan (plan done during advisory) Must Pass High School and Beyond Plan (plan done during advisory) Must earn 22 credits Must earn 22 credits Must be nice to your counselors Must be nice to your counselors

3 Options after high school Options after high school Begin working right away Begin working right away Join apprenticeship program Join apprenticeship program Join Military Join Military Enroll in technical school Enroll in technical school Enroll in community college Enroll in community college Enroll in a University Enroll in a University You should have a decision TODAY!

4 College Fair November 15th 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM For all Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors at W. F. West High School During English classes Visit with college, apprenticeship and military representatives

5 Senior Timeline Sept/Oct Sept/Oct Visit college campus Visit college campus SAT or ACT test (last time in Oct for admission) SAT or ACT test (last time in Oct for admission) Ask for letters of recommendation Ask for letters of recommendation Obtain transcripts Obtain transcripts Start college application essays Start college application essays

6 Timeline cont. Nov/Dec Nov/Dec Get your PIN# for FAFSA at Get your PIN# for FAFSA at Have college applications done by Christmas break – apply online Have college applications done by Christmas break – apply online Attend FAFSA information night at WF West Attend FAFSA information night at WF West Start looking for scholarships – local scholarships posted in counseling center Start looking for scholarships – local scholarships posted in counseling center

7 Timeline cont. Jan/Feb Jan/Feb Apply for financial aid – FAFSA Apply for financial aid – FAFSA Scholarships – local, online, and at college Scholarships – local, online, and at college Call college admissions office to check status of your application (application not complete until college has all info - transcripts, essays, application, and test scores) Call college admissions office to check status of your application (application not complete until college has all info - transcripts, essays, application, and test scores)

8 Timeline cont. March/June March/June Scholarships Scholarships Financial Award letters and college acceptance letters arrive in mail Financial Award letters and college acceptance letters arrive in mail Make final college decision Make final college decision NO SENIORITIS – maintain good grades!!! NO SENIORITIS – maintain good grades!!! Graduation – June 8th Graduation – June 8th

9 Remember…. Please do NOT ask us to fill out a recommendation or transcript request the day before it is due. Please do NOT ask us to fill out a recommendation or transcript request the day before it is due. 2 weeks advanced notice 2 weeks advanced notice

10 How to ask for transcript Fill out salmon colored sheet in counseling center Fill out salmon colored sheet in counseling center Can ask up to 5 official transcripts at a time Can ask up to 5 official transcripts at a time Transcripts will be done by the next day Transcripts will be done by the next day You send your own transcripts to colleges, insurance companies, scholarship committees, etc. You send your own transcripts to colleges, insurance companies, scholarship committees, etc.

11 How to ask for a letter of recommendation Fill out blue form located in counseling center that lists activities (resume would work as well) Fill out blue form located in counseling center that lists activities (resume would work as well) Ask teachers, counselors, employers, and community members Ask teachers, counselors, employers, and community members Make copies of recommendations and use for job applications, college applications, scholarships, etc. Make copies of recommendations and use for job applications, college applications, scholarships, etc.

12 Scholarships Local scholarships advertised through Local scholarships advertised through W. F. West W. F. West Notice in counseling center Notice in counseling center Advertised one month before due Advertised one month before due Local scholarships most active in Winter and Spring Local scholarships most active in Winter and Spring State and National scholarships on-line State and National scholarships on-line


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