Senior Year Guide
Class of 2022
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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)
Counselor Update 2022
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Think College - Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston
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.
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 ApplicationsCalifornia 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 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
College Application Comparison Chart
SCOIR: Our college & career platform
Searching for Colleges in SCOIR
Adding College to "Applying" list in SCOIR
Sign up for Virtual College Rep Visits
REQUESTING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM TEACHERS
Requesting Letters of Recommendation from Counselor
Last Names: A - D
Mrs. Berner's letter of recommendation packet
Last Names: E - J
Last Names: K - Na
Last Names: Ne - Sie
Last Names: Sim - Z
Still deciding where to apply?
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
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
San Diego City College
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) For Community College
Military Resource Guide
What to Expect on the ASVAB
United States Air Force
More information about the U.S. Air Force
United States Army
More information about the U.S. Army
United States Coast Guard
More information about the U.S. Coast Guard
United States Marine Corps
More Information about the U.S. Marine Corps
United States Navy
More information about the U.S. Navy
United States Space Force
More information about the U.S. Space Force
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.
What Colleges and Universities Will Be Test-Optional 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 more information check out 10 things you need to know about the CA Dream Act Application.