Senior Year Guide

Class of 2022

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Access to Other Westview Newsletters

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Congratulations to our Westview Senior Class of 2022! This guide is meant to help answer questions and support you throughout your senior year.


Please note: We are working on updating this information. Please check back often for updates.

Student Google Drive

What can you do to keep information from your student google drive?

All the contents of your student drive are deleted after graduation (or when moving districts). Use these QR codes or links for directions on the transference of your documents to a personal account.

https://takeout.google.com/transfer (Google Drive Only)

https://takeout.google.com/settings/transfer (Select Google Data for transfer)

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Counselor Update 2022

Admissions
New CSU website for Fall 2023 SAT/ACT updates
The CSU Office of the Chancellor has published a web site to highlight updates and information regarding the discontinuation of the use of standardized test scores in undergraduate admissions. Visit Undergraduate Admissions and Standardized Tests | CSU (calstate.edu) to view key updates and FAQs. The CSU Trustees will vote on the proposed changes to Title 5 at the next Board of Trustees meeting on March 22 and 23.

CSU Campus Events for Admitted Students
Learn about all the events happening at the various CSU Campuses for admitted students. Events range from in-person, virtual, or hybrid. Visit Campus Events | CSU (calstate.edu) for more information.

Financial Aid
Encourage FAFSA/CADAA Filing
The priority filing period of March 2nd has passed; however, please encourage your students to submit the FAFSA and CADAA (CA Dream Act) application if they have not already done so. Over 80% of students at the California State University receive some type of financial aid. Visit Financial Aid | CSU (calstate.edu) to learn more.


CSU News
CSU Institutions Provide Greatest Economic Mobility, Return on Investment | CSU (calstate.edu)
Two different national rankings recognize the California State University for social mobility and good value for low-income students.

Meet 10 Members of the CSU Community Who are Paving the Way for Social Justice | CSU (calstate.edu)


California Colleges

SCOIR Updating Application Outcomes

Please log into your SCOIR account and update your application outcomes for each college and/or university you applied to this year. This will help us keep track of admissions data for future Westview students.

Click HERE to be directed to SCOIR Login

Click HERE for SCOIR step by step instructions for Updating Outcomes

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Reminders

ORDER YEARBOOK NOW BEFORE PRICES INCREASE

Pre-order your yearbook today. To buy, follow this link to the Herff Jones web site: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/jobSearch/displayHome. Westview’s school order number is 8078.


SENIOR PORTRAITS FOR THE YEARBOOK

Attention seniors: Click this link to schedule your senior portrait sitting with Keane Studios: https://www.keaneseniors.com/. The ONLY senior portraits we publish in the yearbook are those taken by Keane, and time is running out to book your photo session, so please do so ASAP.


SENIOR WORKSHOP

Seniors - If you are planning to apply to UC, CSU and Common App colleges, please watch the College Application Basics workshop Click HERE for the link to the Virtual presentation or go to the Senior Year Guide on your Counseling Canvas class.

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Think College - Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

College Search

The only directory of its kind, Think College Search features 314 colleges and universities that offer postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disability. Users of this searchable online database can filter by state, length of program, type of school, options for living on campus, and more. To learn more, view these Frequently Asked Questions about college programs, how we gather the information in the directory, and how to use the features of College Search.

Ready to start a college search? You may find this guide helpful - Conducting a College Search: Questions to ask College Programs, developed by Think College with input from families and students. It includes dozens of questions to consider asking to learn more about the programs you are interested in.

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is still accepting applications & enrollment for fall 22’. We have academic scholarships and housing available.

Application is free and takes 15 minutes: https://apply.gcu.edu/Account/login?molid=E294

Schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/lisa-palmer/gcu-introduction-meeting

Contact Lisa Palmer to go over your admissibility & scholarships.

Applying to College


School Code: 052986

College Applications

California State University (CSU) Application - The California State University (CSU) application is for all 23 campuses within the CSU system. The CSU App simplifies the process of applying to CSU campuses. Once your application is received by Cal State Apply, your application and materials are transmitted to all the campuses you have indicated on your application.

University of California (UC) Application - The University of California's application for undergraduate admissions and scholarships. All University of California campuses use the UC application. The UC application opens each year on August 1 and can be submitted from November 1-30.

Common Application - The Common Application is a streamlined college application system that allows you to apply to multiple schools at once. Over 900 colleges and universities use the Common Application including the majority of private schools and many public institutions. Note that many schools have a supplemental application found on the platform that students will need to complete.

Common Black College Application - The Common Black College App can be used for 65 member Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU's). The cost is $20 and students can apply to as many of the schools as they would like, ranking their top four choices.

Coalition Application - The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success is a relatively new application option for college admissions. The Coalition App can be used for 150+ college and universities. Students can store documents, artwork, and video content in their Digital Locker, beginning in their freshman year.

California Community Colleges - The California Community Colleges site will connect you with community college applications throughout the state of California.

UCAS - UCAS, which stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is a UK-based organization that operates the application process for British universities.

NOTE: There are some colleges and universities that may require their own application for admission. Please check the college website for more information.

Senior Workshop Schedule

How to Make Your Common App a Lot Less Common

The 2021-22 Collegewise Guide to the Common Application is now available to download for free. This guide offers 65 pages of guidance to help students complete the very best Common App. Collegewise allows school counselors to share this document with students and families to support them through the application process.
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The San Diego Foundation Common Application Opens Dec. 1

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship program provides scholarship opportunities for local students to help pursue their educational goals and achieve their higher education dreams. The Common Scholarship Application for the 2022-23 academic year will open Dec. 1. Details about this scholarship program are available on The San Diego Foundation website. To ensure that school counselors are prepared to support students, there will be two virtual scholarship application convenings to learn more about navigating the application.

Senior Workshop Presentations

A recording of the virtual presentations will be available after the live event.

Senior Year Timeline

Facts for your college applications:

Westview's CEEB Code: 052986

Term you are applying for: Fall 2022

Term Type: Semester

Class Size: 600

Class Rank: PUSD does NOT rank students

Graduation Date: June 9, 2022

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College Application Comparison Chart

Do you need a quick reference guide on the different application types and requirements for each application? Please check out the comparison chart below:

SCOIR: Our college & career platform

SCOIR is the one-stop online system that provides students with college and career planning tools to use during their time at Westview. Please note that SCOIR has replaced our previous system, Naviance.


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REQUESTING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM TEACHERS

Requesting Letters of Recommendation from Counselor

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Still deciding where to apply?

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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a regional tuition discount program, which enables students from one of 16 WICHE states and territories in the Western U.S. to enroll as nonresidents in 160+ participating public colleges and universities and pay 150 percent (or less) of the enrolling school’s resident tuition—which annually saves students an average of $9,000 each on the cost of non-resident tuition. Please visit the WUE website for more information

2021-2022 College Guide to CA Independent, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

The 2021-22 College Guide to California Independent, Nonprofit Colleges and Universities is now available online at aiccu.edu/collegeguides. Our college guide provides important information students will need when considering California’s independent, nonprofit colleges in their future plans, including admissions and financial aid information.

Community College Resources

California Community Colleges

Interested in learning more about the benefits of Community College? Check out the California Colleges website for more information.

Community College Resource Guide

For more information about the steps to apply to a community college, visit the Community College Resource Guide

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) For Community College

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is here to make sure students disadvantaged by social, economic, educational or linguistic barriers get the resources they need to enroll and succeed at any California community college. How? By offering comprehensive academic and support counseling, financial aid and a bevy of other services aimed at keeping students from dropping out and helping them reach their educational and career goals. Click Here to find out more information.

Military Resources

Military Resource Guide

Interested in learning more about joining the Military? Check out the Military Resource Guide for more information.

What to Expect on the ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a timed multi-aptitude test designed to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces and assign the appropriate job in the military. The test covers standard academic areas, such as math and English, but also measures your knowledge of mechanics, electronics, science, and assembling objects. For more information about the ASVAB, click here.

How to Build Resilience for High School, College

Resilience, the ability to recover quickly from challenging situations, is a key to success in school and life.



How Students Can Build Resilience for High School, College | College Admissions Playbook | US News

What Colleges and Universities Will Be Test-Optional in 2021-2022?

Due to COVID-19, many colleges & universities have included test-optional policies. Follow this link to find an up-to-date list of every school that will be test-optional, test-flexible, or test-blind in 2021-2022.

College Entrance Exam Information

Have you checked out the College Entrance Exam page on our Counseling website? Please click here to learn more about the SAT and ACT exams.


For the latest updates on SAT exam registration and information, please visit the College Board website.


For the latest updates on ACT exam registration and information, please visit the ACT website.


Many colleges are reviewing their admissions policies in regards to college admissions exams due to COVID-19. Please check each college's website for the most-up-to-date information. For a list of colleges that are test optional, please click here.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Resources

Cal-SOAP Financial Aid Webinar Series

Cal-SOAP and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Consortium have monthly financial aid webinars for school counselors, students, and families to learn about financial aid from the experts. All webinars are free. Register by clicking the webinar title or visit the Cal-SOAP website.


Oct. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Financial Aid Opportunities within the UC Institutions

Nov. 3, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — The Cal State's Education Opportunity Program

Dec. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — The CSS Profile - Providing Access to Private Institutions

Jan. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — 8th through 11th Graders Learning About Financial Aid

Feb. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — The Promise Grant and Scholarships at the Community Colleges

March 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Understanding the College Financial Aid Package

April 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — 11th Graders Learn About the FAFSA and DreamAct, and How to Create an FSA ID

May 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. — An Opportunity to Learn About the Cal-Grants A, B and C

Cal-SOAP Virtual Cash for College Workshops

Starting this month, students and families can attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help completing the FAFSA, CADAA, and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications. All sessions are on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m., and district-specific workshops are free and open to students and families from other districts.

Oct. 30 — Sweetwater Union High School District

Nov. 20 — San Diego Unified School District

Dec. 18 — Imperial Valley Unified School District

Jan. 29 — Grossmont Union High School District

Feb. 12 — San Diego Unified School District

Feb. 26 — Open to all districts

Fastweb FAFSA Resources for Students

Fastweb has compiled important information for all students in their new FAFSA articles and resource pages. Share this information with your students to assist them in completing their FAFSA in pursuit of federal student aid.

What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

FAFSA and Financial Aid Information

California Dream Act

For information visit the CA Dream Act website.


For more information check out 10 things you need to know about the CA Dream Act Application.

Looking for Scholarship Information, Enrichment Programs or Job Opportunities?

Check out our Scholarship Information and Enrichment Programs & Internships newsletters on the Westview Counseling website. These newsletters are updated frequently throughout the year. Check back often for updates!

Counselor Caseloads:

Just a reminder about the changes to our Counselor caseloads this year based on the alphabetical split:


A - D - Mrs. Berner

E - J - Mrs. Ho

K - NA - Mrs. Chittuluru

NE - SIE - Mrs. Arp

SIM - Z - Mrs. Cudmore