WLHS Senior Newsletter
Class of 2021
January and February Application Deadlines
REMINDER: Students should be reaching out to teachers and counselors two weeks before their deadline in regard to letters of recommendation. The proper etiquette is to first contact the teacher/counselor asking if they have time to write a recommendation. If the teacher/counselor say yes, then the student must send them a completed student information form. For teacher letters of recommendation, students must place a formal request on Naviance. Students do not need to place a formal request on Naviance for counselor recommendations.
OSAC provides funding and programs to Oregon students and families.
Each year, OSAC awards grants and scholarships of more than $118 million to thousands of Oregon students. Prominent programs include:
- Oregon Opportunity Grant
- Oregon Promise Grant
- Chafee Education and Training Grant
- Oregon Student Child Care Grant
- Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)
Check out these helpful resources from OSAC:
WHERE TO FIND HELP FOR THE FAFSA AND ORSAA
Clackamas Community College offers meetings to all students and families in our community where they can help with FAFSA completion, FAFSA corrections, Federal Student Aid ID and more. These meetings are available to all students and their families planning to attend a two of four year college or university. Click here to schedule a virtual appointment with the CCC Financial Aid Resource Lab
Important College Process Information
Please watch the videos that are available to you regarding the college application process and the Naviance Instructions. These videos are in this newsletter and also on the WLHS website.
It is important that you pay attention to your application deadlines and make your transcript and letter of recommendation requests 2 weeks before your deadline.
All seniors applying to a college/university MUST request their transcripts to be sent in their Naviance Student account. Without these requests we will not know where you are submitting your applications or where to send your documents. Without these documents, you applications will be incomplete.
Applying Via Common App:
- If you are applying to multiple schools via Common App you need to send a completed Student Information Form to your counselor. There are additional required documents that have to be completed in order for us to send your supporting documents (such as your transcript, school profile etc.)
- If you are using Common App to apply to only Oregon State University and University of Oregon, (after you have made your Naviance transcript requests) you need to reach out to your counselor or Ms. Vermillion letting them know. OSU and U of O do not need a counselor recommendation but still require additional common app forms to be completed on your behalf.
College Process Presentation
At this time all transcript requests are for your initial transcript. Mid-year transcripts are automatically sent for students who apply via Common App. If a school that you did not apply via Common App requests that you submit your mid-year transcript, you will need to make a mid-year transcript request in Naviance. Final transcript requests will be submitted at the end of the year and are typically only sent to the school that you plan on attending.
Common App and Recommendations
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGE INFORMATION FOR ALL GRADES, FAMILIES/GUARDIANS INCLUDED Pre-Recorded Presentation
These counselor forms and recommendations are NOT optional, we cannot send your transcript without these additional forms and documents.
If you are only applying to University of Oregon and Oregon State University via the Common App, you do not need a counselor recommendation written. If this is the case, you need to let your counselor or Ms. Vermillion know ASAP indicating that U of O and OSU are the only schools you are applying to via common app.
You do not need to make a letter of recommendation request on Naviance for a Common App Counselor Recommendation.
Teacher Letter of Recommendations
WLHS Honor Graduate Program
Virtual College Fairs
Class of 2021 Senior Announcements
BUY YOUR YEARBOOK!
Yearbooks are $50 and are an excellent way to commemorate the year. The Green & Gold Yearbook is an award-winning book and more importantly, it’s a historical time capsule of this unique part of our community that includes YOU! Click here to purchase your yearbook at the school web store or send a check for $50 with "Yearbook:Student Name" in the memo to WLHS Bookkeeper at 5464 West A. St. West Linn, OR 97068.
GRADUATION CAP/GOWN/TASSEL ORDERS
Class of 2021 Seniors, just a reminder if you did not drop off your graduation Cap, Gown, Tassel order during Josten's drop off dates in September and October, at this time you can order online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1045862/West-Linn-High-School/
If you have any questions regarding your Josten's order please contact email@example.com or ph. 503-723-8006.
About WLHS College & Careers
Materials and assistance are available to students and parents alike. Reach out to Kami Vermillion in the College & Career Center for more assistance or guidance. Check out the @WLHSCollegeandCareers Instagram for updates as well!