College Application and College Visits
The application process begins early in the senior year; therefore it is important to have completed most of your research during your junior year. Every year, the counselors introduce juniors to resources available for researching colleges. This can be a very time consuming and stressful experience, but with some planning and organization, it can be productive and more enjoyable.
Once you have determined your final list of schools to which you are applying, you will need to be very aware of deadlines and application requirements. Sometimes it is helpful to create a chart that includes valuable information about your final list of colleges. On your chart, you should list the factors that are important to you in choosing a college as well as the important application information such as deadlines, school profile information, and what components are required in the application package. The application process often varies from school to school, some requiring several steps and others requiring a more simple process.
Please allow at least two weeks for the counseling office and registrar to process your transcript, letter of recommendation or other supplemental application requests. There are often advantages to completing your applications well ahead of any deadlines.
As always, contact your counselor, Mrs. Hartley or Mrs. McGahan for any questions you may have.
Can't make it to campus? Try a virtual college visit or tour!
You can do a virtual visit at campuses in the United States and around the world by watching campus tours on the college websites or on specific sites that offer a variety of campus tour videos:
FAQ for Applying for College Admission and Financial Aid
If you hvae questions about applying to college and for financial aid, click HERE to access a helpful Q & A document to help answer your questions.
College of Lake County Tips for Enrolling
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Maia Learning Support Videos and Resources
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Visiting College Campuses and Meeting with Admission Reps
Visiting college campuses can be the most impactful way to determine which type of institution will fit you best.
College Admission Options
Should you apply ED, EA, REA, or RD? Explore all of your options and decide which is the best for you!
Keep track of all your application passwords, ACT/SAT log-in, FSA ID, and every other password you will create here!
Truth about College Interviews
Attend a college interview if offered by your institution!
State Universities in Illinois At A Glance
How many years of Math, Foreign Language, Science or Fine Art do you need? Check this out!
Transcript and Letter of Recommendation Request in Maia Learning
In order for WTHS to process your transcript and letter of recommendation for college applications, you need to request each through Maia Learning.
Student Questionnaire for Student Recommendation Letter
Students! Please complete this questionnaire to assist your recommender in compiling your letter
Parent Questionnaire for Student Recommendation Letter
We appreciate parents taking time to complete this form and submitting a copy to the recommender.
Test-Optional Colleges and Universities
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