pumpkinIt may seem scary how fast time flies and that college application deadlines are rapidly approaching.  We don't want you to be haunted by your applications!  Even though it may be getting dark earlier each night, on Wednesday, October 21st, during lunch periods, the counselors will be in Room 120 to assist you.  The most important trick is to bring your information with you.  Sometimes the essays may seem spooky and the common app can be ghastly, but do not be afraid - the counselors are here to help!  No costumes are required, but we will have some treats.  You don't want to boohoo because you miss it.

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    Text BubblesThe Pre-ACT is a practice test which provides students a predictive score for the ACT college admissions test. This test also includes a career interest inventory component to help with future planning.

    Students can register for the Pre-ACT using this Google Form beginning on Friday, October 1st.  The cost for the test is $16 and must be paid for through My Payments Plus.  Students in 10th-11th grade are eligible to sign up to take this practice test.

    The test will be held in the main gym at WKHS on November 8. Check in will begin at 7:30am. Students will be excused from their classes, but will be responsible for making up work missed.

    Registration will be limited to the first 200 students. Students can register through October 22nd if space remains available.

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    College Fairs allow students and parents the opportunity to explore and learn about many colleges gathered together in one centralized location.  Virtual college fairs are designed to try to achieve the same goal.  

    The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) will be hosting 5 traditional National College Fairs along with 3 specialty college fairs.  These college fairs will take place on August 29, September 12, September 28, October 3, October 14, October 24, November 2, and November 14.  To register and explore the opportunities at each college fair, visit their website: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/   Here is a short 2 minute video and a quick start guide to help you know how to navigate the National College fair.

    The Ohio Association of College Admissions Counselors (OACAC) is also hosting college fair experiences on October 18 and 21.  To register and explore the opportunities through this college fair week, visit their website: https://www.strivescan.com/ohio/ 

    All of these events are free of charge and parents are welcome to join their son/ daughter to attend the sessions.

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    financial aid checklist1 300x199Annually each fall, the WKHS Counselors have an expert in the Financial Aid process present to our senior families. Students with post-secondary plans, need accurate and up to date information on completing the FAFSA, loan eligibility, and all the other nuances of the financial aid process. We have been blessed to have Faith Phillips, Director of Financial Aid at OSU Newark and Central Ohio Technical College, present to our students and parents. Attached is her 2021 Presentation.  And her powerpoint slides.

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    plan aheadReady to start planning for college?  The Parent/ Student College Information Night is primarily intended for juniors.  The meeting will be held virtually at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 29th.  

    Highlights regarding searching for colleges, exploring careers, and making college visits will be addressed. WKHS counselors will also cover the college entrance exams (SAT and ACT), how colleges evaluate applicants, what students can be doing now to prepare for applying to college and provide helpful resources to use throughout this journey.

    We strongly encourage all juniors and their parents to attend this virtual meeting! 

    For those who were unable to attend the presentation on September 29th here is a copy of the presentation information:

    Presentation Zoom Video

    Presentation Slides

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