Useful Information . . .
Interesting opportunity through University of Notre Dame . . . the Global Scholars program is open to current sophomores and juniors. The 11 courses available look fascinating! There is an application fee and tuition, but financial aid may be available. This is a serious program for serious students requiring application, transcript, and recommendation, but those who complete it will earn a college credit and will learn a lot. Click here to explore, all materials due by September 15.
Comparing careers and programs? Favorite sites for that:
College Board's Big Future
College Majors 101 to explore career paths and majors.
WOIS: Most students were given their WOIS log in info before leaving for the COVID-19 break. Site key required, contact counselor if need yours. Great resource! Spend some time learning your strengths, interests, and options!
College Scorecard is a great comparison tool.
Want to see last year's FAFSA night Power Point? Click here.
Great article on Big Money, Hard Choices from Cardinal Newman Society.
Tough to Make a College Visit? Virtual Fair!
PNACAC has moved its annual fall fairs online! Washington Student Week is October 19-23, and you can register now by clicking the button on this site. Free!
Opportunities to Consider
Tips for College Visits
WWCS School Counseling enthusiastically recommends high school students of all levels making official visits to as many campuses as possible! The link below has some tips for focusing on what is important; the academic and career tips are especially helpful and too easily overlooked on any "tour," so you may have to ask! Always ask for the chance to sit in on a class or talk wtih a professor, too.
Click here for a good "visit" resource.
Scholarship Search Engines
We all like a personalized invitation, but these search engines allow students to create profiles, browse, learn more about national and statewide options. Check them out:
theWashboard.org This one is WWCS School Counseling's favorite; it is run by WA state and inlcudes local, state, national awards by emailing students after they complete a profile. For any student, any year, any time, a worthwhile exercise.
Check out this website featuring student-made videos at colleges across the country: Campus Reel.
WWCS School Counseling Mission Statement
Through a student and family-centered approach, School Counseling supports WWCS in the formation of every student, pre-K through post-graduation, toward maximizing potential within academic, personal-social, and vocational realms. The School Counselor strives to provide personalized service to every student and family through advising, outreach, counseling, and classroom guidance.
Please contact School Counselor Kathy Ruthven, M.Ed, Ed.M., at at (509) 525-3030 or at email@example.com