College Application Process

What You Need to Know

  • The majority of colleges prefer that applications are completed online.
  • Make sure college entrance requirements and application deadlines are met.
  • Check application status online to make sure that all sections have been received.
  • Watch announcements and WSH Counseling Office bulletin boards for college visits, open houses, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Please allow 1 week for the counseling office to process the application.

Online Applications/Common Applications

 

  1. Speak with your counselor and teacher(s) about writing any required recommendations.
  2. Email those teacher(s) and counselor, as requested on the Common Application.
  3. Complete application with any required essay and pay application fee online.
  4. Send ACT/SAT test scores directly from ACT- External Linkwww.actstudent.org or SAT -External Link www.collegeboard.com (if not previously sent during MME testing).
  5. Send transcripts directly from External Linkwww.parchment.com
  • Set up Account - you’ll need an email address
  • Type “West Senior High” when asked for current high school
  • Select Destinations – colleges, scholarship funds, NCAA, etc.
  • Confirm Request – there is no fee for Michigan Students thanks to a grant
  • Track Delivery – you’ll get email notifications when delivered
  • Remember to send final transcript in June to college or university you are planning to attend
  1. If required, print “High School Counselor Form” by the college/university. Bring a #10 (4 1/8” x 9 ½”) mailing envelope addressed to college with 1 stamp in upper right hand corner to Mrs. Hozak in the Counseling Office. WSH mails this form.

Paper Application

 

  1. Fill out application completely. Type or print neatly in black ink.
  2. Attach application fee, if applicable. Make check payable to college.
  3. Print “High School Counselor Form” if required by the college/university. Bring a 9”X12” mailing envelope addressed to college with 1 stamp in upper right hand corner to the counseling office. WSH mails this form. Complete application with any required essay and pay application fee online.
  4. Send transcripts directly from External Linkwww.parchment.com
  • Set up Account - you’ll need an email address
  • Type “West Senior High” when asked for current high school
  • Select Destinations – colleges, scholarship funds, NCAA, etc.
  • Confirm Request – there is no fee for Michigan Students thanks to a grant
  • Track Delivery – you’ll get email notifications when delivered
  • Remember to send final transcript in June to college or university you are planning to attend
  1. Send ACT/SAT test scores directly from ACT- External Linkwww.actstudent.org or SAT -External Link www.collegeboard.com  

NCAA Clearinghouse Registration Required for Division I & II Athletes

NAIA registration is required for nearly 300 member institutions that make up the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

  1. PDF DocumentView NCAA eligibility requirements
  2. Potential college athletes should register by the fall of their senior year with the NCAA Clearinghouse at External Linkwww.ncaaclearinghouse.net or the NAIA at External Linkwww.naia.cstv.com
  3. Send transcripts directly from External Linkwww.parchment.com
  • Set up Account - you’ll need an email address
  • Type “West Senior High” when asked for current high school
  • Select Destinations – colleges, scholarship funds, NCAA, etc.
  • Confirm Request – there is no fee for Michigan Students thanks to a grant
  • Track Delivery – you’ll get email notifications when delivered
  • Remember to send final transcript in June to college or university you are planning to attend
  1. Send ACT/SAT test scores directly from ACT- External Linkwww.actstudent.org or SAT -External Link www.collegeboard.com