Westview Counseling Newsletter

October 2019

Senior Reminders

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Senior Survey

Don't forget to fill out the Senior Survey!

Letters of Recommendation

If you need a letter of recommendation for the colleges you are applying to, fill out the Letter of Recommendation Packet and make an appointment with your counselor. To make an appointment, log onto MyConnect➔ Counseling class ➔ Seniors ➔ Letters of Recommendation. Once on this page, click on the name of your counselor.


Deadlines to request a letter of recommendation from your Counselor:

September 23th – October 11th – Early Decision and Early Action appointments

October 14th – November 22nd – Regular Decision appointments


If you are planning on asking someone other than your counselor (teacher, coach, etc.) for a letter of recommendation, be sure to fill out the Alternative Recommender Notification form.

Transcripts

If you need to request official transcripts for your college applications, complete and turn in the Permission to Release School Record Information form to your counselor in order to have your transcripts sent. (If you need a letter of recommendation this form will be part of the Recommendation Packet.)


After adding all colleges to your list in Naviance, you can request transcripts in the "Colleges I’m Applying To" screen by clicking + REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS. Any time you add a transcript request, please notify your counselor for there is no auto notification feature within Naviance.


Do not request transcripts for UC’s and CSU’s unless specifically requested by them. Most UC’s and CSU’s do not need an initial transcript but it’s recommended you check each campus individually to determine if you need to send a transcript.

FAFSA Workshops - October 10 and October 24

Promises2Kids in partnership with San Diego County Office of Education will be hosting two workshops during the month of October and would like to invite you and your youth to join us!

Our College Application workshop happening on Thursday, October 10, 2019 calls for All University Bound Foster youth to take their first steps towards applying for their dream University! Our college application workshop will have students connected with local University representatives to walk through the process of the CSU Apply portal. Additionally, students will be able to learn about the programs and services for foster youth on campus.

Our second workshop happening on Thursday, October 24, 2019 encourages ALL San Diego High School Seniors to take part in the San Diego County FAFSA Challenge! Not sure how to pay for college? No worries, during our workshop students have an opportunity to meet with a Financial Aid Specialist who can explain how to receive money for college! Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to your future college or university!

Students looking to complete the FAFSA should apply for an FSA ID prior to the workshop using the following link:

https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

Details of our events are listed below as well as on the attached flyers.

College Application Workshop:

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: San Diego County Office of Education

6401 Linda Vista Road

San Diego, CA 92111


FAFSA CHALLENGE:

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location:

San Diego County Office of Education

6401 Linda Vista Road

San Diego, CA 92111

PSAT on October 16th

All 10th graders will be participating in a District-wide PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) administration on October 16. Any 9th or 11th grade wanting to participate in the test must register and pay $19 fee at the Finance Office. The deadline to register is Friday, October 4. Westview is only able to accommodate PUSD students.


Why take the PSAT?


  • You will receive a report of your areas of strength and areas of improvement which is helpful in preparation for the SAT.
  • You will receive access to many scholarship opportunities based on the "Student Search Service"
  • You will have the opportunity to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program


PSAT & SAT Practice Tests

Wolverine Parent Academy Workshops

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PUSD District College and Career Fair

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College Visits

College representatives come to Westview almost every day! Take advantage of the opportunities to meet those who may eventually review your admissions applications. Ask questions, obtain business cards and contact information, and follow up with a 'thank you' note.


Why bother to get to know your college representative?


To participate in these visits, complete the permission form to have your attendance excused and register for these visits through Naviance (as seen below).

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Upcoming college visits can also be found on the Westview Calendar!

The University of San Francisco

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Westview recently had the opportunity to host a representative from the University of San Francisco for a college visit in the Wolverine Center. This private university is located in the heart of San Francisco within walking distance from almost anywhere in the city. The main focuses of this school include diversity, service, and social justice. Students are encouraged to get involved in the community through service projects and internships. With the wide variety of majors and student organizations as well, the University of San Francisco hopes students will receive a well-rounded and fulfilling experience. To learn more about this school, visit www.usfca.edu.

The University of Alabama

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Among the many college visits that Westview hosts, the University of Alabama was one that included unique information and opportunities as well. The University of Alabama was the first public college in Alabama founded in 1831. The classic college town and vibe of this school are apparent with the wide range of majors to choose from, the variety of sports to participate in and the abundance of student organizations to get involved with. The University of Alabama also offers generous scholarship opportunities for qualifying students. To learn more about this university, log onto www.ua.edu.

UC San Diego Extension Scholarships

Full ride scholarships are available through UCSD's Futures program to high school students, undergraduates and parents participants.


The three program sectors include:


  • Program Your Future: iOS Programming and Front End Web Development
  • Manage Your Future: Business Management
  • Formulate Your Future: Life Science Research



Apply online here , space is limited!


If you have any questions, be sure to contact precollege@ucsd.edu.

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