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wsu-gearupGEAR UP / College & Career Readiness Resource Center

Senior Spring Survey

Action Plan

MEET with the school counselor or Career Center to complete and submit college applications.

TESTING, check each college for specific admissions requirements.

Take or retake SAT, www.collegeboard.org; take or retake ACT, www.ACT.org.

ADMISSIONS

Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through WA-HI Career Center presentations, schedule campus visits.

Make final list of colleges or programs. Use www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Create a student profile on www.thewashboard.org, an online scholarship matching tool for WA state students.

Check out the Career Center or www.wahibluedevils.org for an updated list of local scholarships.

APPLYING

Complete Personal Statement early. Apply to Walla Walla Community College

Be aware of application deadlines. Check out each college, program, or scholarship for deadlines.

Create a resume to use for college, scholarships, and job applications.

PAYING

Use the net price calculator at www.collegesavings.org to get an estimate for what you as a family might pay at a particular college.

Required FAFSA application opens October 1. Submit online as early as possible.

Look for information about annual FAFSA nights at your school.

ADMISSIONS

  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through WAHI Career Center presentations, campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Make final list of colleges or programs. Use www.WOIS.org (site key ADV295) and/or www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Create a student profile on www.thewashboard.org, an online scholarship matching tool for WA state students
  • Check out the Career Center or www.wahibluedevils.org/student resources for an updated list of local scholarships

APPLYING

  • Complete Personal Statement early. Visit the WAHI Academic Lab for additional help and resources.
  • Be aware of application deadlines. Check out each college, program, or scholarship for deadline information.
  • Create a resume' to use for college, scholarship, and job applications.

PAYING

  • Use the net price calculator at www.collegesavings.org to get an estimate on what you as a family might pay at a particular college.
  • Required FAFSA application opens January 1. Submit online as early as possible after January 1. Save the date for Family FAFSA Nights, Wednesday evenings in January.
  • Check out the CSS Profile on www.collegeboard.org if applying to private colleges.

 

Senior Packet Information

College to Do List

Colleges that change lives

Scholarship Resources

Washington State College Quick Guide

Writing your College Essay

FAFSA Myths and Facts

Senior students remember "hot scholarship" season runs from about mid-October through March 1st.

Be sure to make a weekly habit of going to the Career Center. Do not overlook scholarships that will mean a lot to you next fall when you begin college. For example, a $500 scholarship taking you 5 hours to complete pays you a $100 per hour in return (and most applications will not take you that long to complete). Deadlines will come and go so, do not miss out, begin your scholarship search this week! If you have questions, you may always talk with your counselor in the counseling center or with Ms. Clizer in the career center.