• Welcome, Seniors! 

     

    Senior Meetings and Individual Appointments

    Seniors participated in a large group meeting during the first week of school led by Mrs. Harmer, D200 Career Facilitator. She outlined the appropriate next steps for various post-secondary educational and training goals, including college applications, meeting with military representatives, applying to trade schools, as well as the financial aid process and resources to use for scholarship opportunities.

    During August and September, every senior is scheduled for a one-on-one session with their school counselor to discuss specific details of their personal process.

    While the large group Senior Meeting has ended, you can still watch the Senior Meeting video

    In February, Seniors will participate in a presentation with counselors focusing on the steps they should be taking in the last semester of high school to be prepared for their post-secondary plans. They also will complete a Xello online lesson regarding Career Backup Plans. Students are encouraged to return to their Xello page to complete other grade-level appropriate lessons to help them prepare for life after high school.  

     

    UPCOMING ACT & SAT DATES 

    Seniors who want to ensure that they will earn their best SAT score, or who want to take the ACT, need to register for a national test date. Please check with the College Board or ACT several days prior to your test to check for any changes.

    ACT – Register and find test dates at www.actstudent.org

    SAT – Register at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register and find test dates 

     

    FINANCIAL AID

    The first step for any senior is to apply for the 2023-24 FAFSA or Alternantive Application starting October 1. Please see the Financial Aid & Scholarship tab for more information. 

    FAFSA Workshops 5-7pm - Oct. 4 at WHS' LRC, Oct. 5 at WNHS' Library 

    You'll need to gather the following items before starting the FAFSA or the Alternative Application:

    1. Student Social Security number (not required for Alternative Application)
    2. Alien registration number - if you're not a U.S. citizen
    3. Records of investments - including stocks & bonds and real estate (not including the home you live in), and business and farm assets.
    4. Student Driver's license number (if they have one)
    5. 2021 Federal taxes - including W-2s for parents and students who worked
    6. Records of untaxed income - child support, interest income & veterans non-education benefits
    7. Student and Parent bank statements

    Hola Clase de 2023, es tiempo de completar su FAFSA, ¡antes de que se acabe el dinero! (Además, es un requisito de graduación).

       

    EVENTS FOR SENIORS, 2022-2023

    Aug. 23 - Senior Appointments begin

    Oct. 1 - FAFSA submission begins

    Oct. 1 - National College Fair in Chicago

    Oct. 4 - FAFSA Completion workshop at Woodstock High School (5-7pm) LRC (please bring the items above)

    Oct. 4 - MCC College Fair (5:30-7:30pm) in the MCC Gymnasium

    Oct. 5 - FAFSA Completion workshop at Woodstock North High School (5-7pm) Library (please bring the items above)

    Oct. 12 - Manufacturing, Trades and Industry Expo (6-8pm) at Mchenry High School

    Oct. 20 - ASVAB Test for career exploration and/or military entrance (sign up in the Student Services Office) Free

    Oct. 25 - Underclassmen take standardized tests, Seniors are not allowed in the building and are encouraged to take college visits, job shadow or apply for scholarships

    Dec. 14 - Last day to request transcripts that are guaranteed to be sent before Winter Break when the office is closed

    Dec. 16 - Last day of semester 1 finals

    Apr. 1 - Colleges notify students of admission decisions

    Apr. 12 - No school for seniors since all other grade levels are testing - seniors are encouraged to work on post-secondary plans

    Apr. 20 - Honors Banquet

    Apr. 27 - Senior Assembly

    May 1 - College Decision Day (Students notify colleges of intent to attend or open spot for other students)

    May 12 - Graduation Practice

    May 12 - Senior Service Day

    May 14- Graduation

     

    IMPORTANT RESOURCES

    Records Release form

    How to request a transcript

    Brag Sheet to request Letters of Recommendation (please give recommenders at least 2 weeks to write your letter)

    D200 Scholarship page

    NCAA Eligibility Center

    NAIA Eligibility Center

    Post-secondary resources for students interested in Jobs, Military, Gap Year, Americorps, etc.

    Register for Selective Service (18 year old males) 

    Add a SAT or ACT score to my transcript

    AP Credit Policy Search find out how colleges will accept your AP scores