Topics for Discussion Today. Important Dates for Senior Year Graduation Requirements A timeline for all post high-school plans Options for after graduation and how do you get there Sending applications, letters of recommendation & transcripts Financial Aid. Graduation Requirements
Total of 25 credits
Meet with Jostens about graduation announcements and cap and gown.
Wed, Jan 8 9:00am (2ndhr), auditorium
Tuesday Jan 14, collect orders and deposit for cap and gown, etc during lunches in hallway
(minimum of $60 required for deposit, if order is $60 or <, full payment required)
Distribution of grad orders TBA (spring)
WisCareers is our new student services software. WisCareers is a tool to help students establish meaningful post-secondary goals and connect those goals with their coursework and college planning activities. It seek to increase communication with parent around important decisions such as course planning, college admissions and post-secondary planning.
WisCareers encourages students to pursue more rigorous coursework by combining academic data with information about student college and career interests. Finally it provides more support, encouragement and guidance to students with a variety of communication tools that help students stay motivated.
Go to www.wiscareers.wisc.edu and login in using your West login.
Carpentry, Concrete Finishing, Cosmetology, Electrician, Heating and Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Roofing, Tool & Die
USE ONE OF THESE TWO WEBSITES TO GET STARTED.
WCTC has apprenticeship options - look under School of Applied Technologies
Recruiters are available for every branch of the armed services for the students at West
To apply, click here: https://apply.wisconsin.edu/
Applications can be submitted from September 1st on, and the review of the applications begins SEPTEMBER 15th! The sooner you apply, the better.
for the October
26th test date
West High School CEEB Code – 502394
To learn about each private college, click on the above picture, or use this link: http://www.privatecolleges-wisc.org/
To apply to each private college, you should go to the school’s website.
Some of the private colleges are on the Common Application - Beloit, Carroll, Marquette, Lawrence, Northland, Ripon, St. Norbert
Go to the Common Application at
Colleges in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, N. Dakota and Wisconsin have reache a tuition agreement where tuition is not to exceed 150% of in state tuition.
Check Website to see which colleges are participating
NOTE: This is not the same program as the standard Minnesota/Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement.
Check out financial aid for help with tuition
Consider programs that provide a good fit for the student
Offer opportunities to participate in research in many disciplines
Not sure where to start in your college search process - especially if you want to go out of state?
Online applications are preferred by most schools!
Check that all work is done neatly and spelling is correct.
Letters of recommendation (request 2-3 weeks in advance)
Include application fee or pay online.
Preferred deadline for applications- Dec 1, 2013.
Please submit all materials at least one week before admission dealines!!
Apply for financial aid through the federal government starting on January 1st, 2014
Average Costs Per Year
Two Year College: $5000
4 year Public university: $18,000
4 year Private university: $35,000
Scholarships can help!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form every students needs to complete if they plan to attend college in the fall of 2014. It opens the door to potential cash for college. Complete the FAFSA form in about an hour, our help will eliminate any possible confusion. At college Goal Wisconsin we walk you through the process step-by-step.
Bring- identification, SS security #, 2013 complete federal income tax returns, 2013 W-2 forms and other tax material.
1500 University Dr
For more information:
All Scholarships can be found on the West website www.waukeshawest.org under Student Services.
Click on the Scholarships heading
Scholarship opportunities are updated frequently throughout the year. Check the site often.
Most colleges have scholarship opportunities available on their websites
Ask teacher for letter of recommendation if required. Student Services will keep letters electronically on file.
Have teacher e-mail letter to Mrs. Mass, student services secretary.
Provide a copy of transcript or ACT scores if needed
YOU are responsible for mailing all applications and letters of recommendation.
SCHOLARSHIP DEALINES ARE FINAL!!!