college application resources
- Senior To-Do List
- The College Application Process
- The Common Application
- Brag and Activity Sheets
- College/University Interview preparation
- Spring 2023 College Fairs Announced
Senior To-Do List
Click here to see a list of things seniors should be doing as they prepare for next year, as well as some important dates for you to know!
The College Application Process
The College Application Process
(INCLUDING VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOLS)
School Code (CEEB#) 220655
Wahconah Regional High School uses a comprehensive college and career readiness program called Naviance to assist students with their college/career search and application process. Students will be able to find application materials, request letters of recommendation, schedule a visit with a college representative and complete transcript requests directly through Naviance.
If your school requires College Board or ACT Test scores (SAT I), (SAT Subject Tests), (ACT), be sure to take all required tests by the school published deadline. You can register online for the SAT test at www.CollegeBoard.org; you can register online for the ACT test at www.actstudent.org. Students will need to report scores directly to the schools through the test agency. Note: SAT Subject tests are only required by small percentage of selective institutions. These tests are used for both admissions and placement purposes.
- Students who do not want their SAT score sent must notify the Guidance Office so that we may modify their transcript.
It is necessary to submit a transcript request on Naviance.com before we can submit your guidance recommendation form and official transcript.
- You must inform your guidance counselor when you submit a transcript request through Naviance, through e-mail or in person, so we are aware that you would like for us to submit that information.
- Please request transcripts through Naviance at least two weeks prior to your application deadline. This gives our office time to submit the necessary information.
Letters of recommendations from teachers and others. (Follow Each Colleges' Requirements Carefully)
- Begin requesting your reference letters early in the year; this will give the writer time to compose a more thoughtful and accurate letter.
- Your student activity sheet, parent brag sheet, and student brag sheet are available through the document library in Naviance.com and in the guidance office. These forms must be completed carefully. They are extremely helpful to us in writing your letters of recommendation.
- Students can check through their Naviance account to determine if the letters and required forms have been submitted. Remember many letters are being written at this time and it is important to be patient and consistent in following up with teachers/counselors.
- Students should thank the writers of their recommendation letters. (A handwritten note is strongly encouraged.)
Students will submit their own applications online. If you are using the common application, Naviance will communicate directly with Common Application through a link matching process. Please see your counselor or follow the instructions under the Common Application section for linking the Common Application to your Naviance Account.
If we are not given ample time to process your college or scholarship information, there is a chance we will not be able to meet your deadlines.
10 DAYS PROCESSING TIME IS REQUIRED
(The Guidance Department will be closed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations)
Naviance is available to all Wahconah Students and Parents
The Wahconah Regional High School Guidance Department is very excited to introduce the Naviance College and Career planning system to our school community.
Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, enhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.
The Naviance program was reviewed with students during course registration and all students applying to college will need to use the Naviance program in order to obtain teacher recommendations and request transcripts.
Students were provided with an access code & parents can receive an access code by contacting your child's School Counselor. You can access Naviance via the following webpage: https://connection.naviance.com/fclookup.php
Please note: Naviance also has a smartphone app that you can use to access and request information.
The Common Application
The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of nearly 900 member colleges and universities in 48 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, and many European countries.
Click here to use the Common Application website
- A Common Application Tour: https://youtu.be/5QuoTcTBoTA
- Steps for linking Common Application with Naviance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmIUs2V7TYE
Brag and Activity Sheets
Here is the link to the brag and activity sheet for seniors. You can make a copy for yourself and share your completed sheets with your guidance counselor:
College/University Interview preparation
This time of year students may be asked to participate in a College/University Alumni interview. Many colleges offer interviews with alumni instead of admissions officers. Interviews help clarify a student's passions, career goals, and reasons for wanting to attend. Asking interviewers thoughtful questions is key to making a good impression.
If you are in the process of doing this, you can find helpful tips that will help you prepare here:
- What to expect at your college interview: https://college.harvard.edu/
life-harvard/student-stories/ what-expect-your-college- interview
- College Alumni Interviews Pros & Cons & What To Expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Spring 2023 College Fairs Announced
College Fairs Announced
Juniors highly encouraged. All students welcome.
Spring college/university fairs have been announced through NECAC and NEACAC organizations: https://www.neacac.org/spring-college-fairs-2023
We are happy to report that that New England Association for College Admission Counselors are planning a College Fair event on Monday, June 5th at Berkshire Community College from 9:30am-11:00am. This College Fair will take place during the school day. Field trip parent permission forms were given out in homeroom and they will be available in the main office. Deadline to turn in a permission slip is Tuesday, May 30th.