WLHS College & Career Newsletter

Class of 2022

January 2022

Updating your Results in Naviance

Many of you have started to receive admissions decisions from colleges and universities that you have applied to. To help keep track of your results and share them with your counselor, please update you admissions results in your Naviance account. This will help keep your counselor and Ms. V in the loop to help support you the rest of this year with the college process.
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Already know where you're going next year??

The steps in the video below will walk you through how to indicate your final attending college or university. This is how we know where to send end of year documents including your final transcript, additional common app documents and graduation confirmation.

If you do not complete this step by the end of this school year, there may be a delay in your registration process with the school you are choosing to attend.

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All About Clackamas Community College

Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

College Visits

We are currently in the process of scheduling college visits, below you will see what what schools we have visiting in October. At this time we are only able to do virtual visits but are looking forward to opening up to having in person college visits again. We will be hosting the virtual visits in the Library Alcove on the TV but you are also more than welcome to log in on your own computer elsewhere. Links to the virtual college visits can be found in your Naviance Student account!

If you are interested in attending a college visit, please register for the visit in your Naviance Student account. Some schools will cancel their visits if there are not any students who have registered.

College Process Presentation

In this presentation, the Counseling Department reviews the college application process for West Linn High School Seniors.
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Requesting Transcripts

Seniors needing official transcripts sent to colleges/universities must submit transcript requests in their Naviance Student account. In the video below, we walk through how to request a transcript to be sent. Click here to access your Naviance Student account

Transcript requests should be made at least two weeks before your application deadline. There are often additional forms and documentation that is required form our office that we need time to complete.

WLHS Transcript Requests

Common App and Counselor Recommendations

Common App

Please note, most Common App schools require a counselor recommendation. If you are unsure if your school requires a counselor recommendation you can reach out to Ms. V (vermillk@wlwv.k12.or.us). It is best to reach out to your counselor letting them know you are applying via common app and include a completed Student Information Form to provide them with more personal information to help them write the best recommendation letter possible. Your counselor will not start your letter until you have provided them with a Student Information Form.

These counselor forms and recommendations are NOT optional, we cannot send your transcript without these additional forms and documents.

You do not need to make a letter of recommendation request on Naviance for a Common App Counselor Recommendation.

Teacher Letter of Recommendations

It is proper etiquette to reach out to your teacher and meet with them in person to ask them if they would be willing to write a letter or recommendation before submitting a request on Naviance. Once your teacher has agreed to write you a letter, you need to provide them with a completed Student Information Form and submit the official request on Naviance. Below is a video that shows how to complete letter of recommendation requests on Naviance.

You must have your Common App account matched to Naviance and the FERPA release completed before your teachers can upload their letter.

Letter of Recommendation Requests

Proofing deadline for senior portrait submissions is coming up on November 1st

(11/1)! You can submit your photos by going to wlhsnow.com/yearbook and filling out the google form for the senior photo submission OR by clicking this link here. Senior dedication ads are also due November 1st (11/1). You can purchase them on the web store OR by bringing a check written out to West Linn High School to the book keeper. The google forms link for senior ads are on wlhsnow.com/yearbook OR by clicking this link here.

Financial Aid Corner

Where to find help for the FAFSA and ORSAA

Click here if you are looking for help with the FAFSA or ORSAA. Oregon Goes to College has put together some helpful videos and links for students and families looking for more information.

About WLHS College & Career

Visit our website for college information, career exploration materials, scholarship information and applications, and the answers to many College & Career-related questions.

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!