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College Admissions

We are here to help you through the college process!

Where can I find information on colleges?
Log-in to Naviance Student and you can use a number of tools to search for colleges and universities. The SuperMatch will allow you to narrow down schools based upon certain criteria or if you know the name of the school, you can simply use the Search bar at the top of the Naviance page to search for that particular college.

You will find a lot of information within a college’s page on Naviance. You will find information on what programs they offer, admissions requirements, application fees and deadlines, financial aid, and more. You can also visit the college’s page by doing a simple Google search to explore their website as well.

You should also check out the Tomcat Calendar where we post information on upcoming college representatives visits, financial aid nights, college events (in-person and virtual) and much more! 

How do I apply to college?
There are two main methods of applying to college:
Using the school’s specific application – you would visit the school’s homepage, create an account and apply through their site
OR
Complete the Common Application – visit Common App and complete one application to submit to multiple colleges. For more information on Common App, see below.


What is the Common App?
The Common Application is an organization of over 900 schools in the United States who decided to create and use one universal college application that students can fill out one time and submit to multiple colleges. Not every college in the United States is partnered with the Common App. To view a list of partnered colleges, visit Common App.

Some colleges may have their own specific application and be partnered with the Common App, or may just have only the Common App. It is your responsibility to know which applications each school you apply to will accept.


Application Materials
Initial Transcript – Most colleges will require you to send them your initial transcript as part of the application. For more information on how to request your transcript, visit the Naviance Student page.

Test Scores – Normally you take the SAT during the spring semester of your Junior year. When you fill out the answer sheet, you have an opportunity to send your scores to four colleges. Your SAT score will show up on your transcript as well, however, some colleges require your test scores to be sent to them straight from the College Board. To send your scores to a college, you have to log-in to your College Board account and request your scores to be sent to that college. Many of our students may qualify for a fee waiver which waives the fee to send those scores. Contact your school counselor to see if you qualify.

Fee Waiver (optional) – Most college applications have a fee in order for you to submit your application, however, some of our students may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with your school counselor to determine if you are eligible for a fee waiver.

Letters of Recommendation (optional) – There are very few colleges in the area that request letters of recommendation. It is your responsibility to know whether or not the college you are applying to requires one. For more information on how to request a letter of recommendation, visit the Naviance Student page.
*If a scholarship requires a letter of recommendation, you will not request it via Naviance. You will provide your recommender with the mailing address or email address of the scholarship in order to send it to them directly.*

Final Transcript – A final transcript is sent after you graduate once all your high school grades have been finalized. A final transcript can ONLY be requested by completing your Senior Survey in Naviance. You can log-in to Naviance Student, click on My Stuff then My Surveys, and click Surveys Not Completed.


What should I do after I apply?

File your financial aid application – You will either submit a FAFSA or the Alternative Application. For more information on financial aid, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Search and apply for scholarships – There are many local, state and national scholarships available to students including scholarships specifically for students interested in attending Waubonsee Community College. For more information on scholarships, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.


Resources

College Admissions

NACAC Step by Step: College Awareness

Common App Application Guide

ISAC – 4 Steps to College Checklist (English)

ISAC – 4 Steps to College Checklist (Espanol)

BigFuture: The Anatomy of a College Application

Fair Opportunity Project: The Guide to College Admissions and More

CollegeData.com

 

Standardized Testing

College Board

ACT

Khan Academy

Using Khan Academy for SAT Practice

Fair Test

 

College Athletics

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Guide for Student-Athletes

NCAA Approved Courses Portal

2.3 or Take A Knee – Eligibility 101

NCAA Member Schools Map

NCAA Eligibility FAQ

COVID-19 Eligibility Update for 2021-22 School Year

College Board Eligibility Basics

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

 

Recursos en Español

ISAC – Lista de verificación de cuatro pasos para la universidad

NACAC Presentations

ESENCIAL 1: Cómo construir la base del éxito académico

ESENCIAL 2: Cómo preparar el escenario para que los sueños se hagan realidad

ESENCIAL 3: Planificación de la escuela secundaria como experiencia desafiante

ESENCIAL 4: Siga el camino hacia la educación superior

ESENCIAL 5: Cómo pagar la educación superior

 

Common App

QUÉ ES COMMON APP?

CÓMO FUNCIONA COMMON APP PARA EL PRIMER AÑO

DICCIONARIO DE LA APLICACIÓN

 

Fair Opportunity Project

Una Guía para Admisiones a la Universidad y Apoyo Financiero para todos los Estudiantes

College Admissions

We are here to help you through the college process!

Where can I find information on colleges?
Log-in to Naviance Student and you can use a number of tools to search for colleges and universities. The SuperMatch will allow you to narrow down schools based upon certain criteria or if you know the name of the school, you can simply use the Search bar at the top of the Naviance page to search for that particular college.

You will find a lot of information within a college’s page on Naviance. You will find information on what programs they offer, admissions requirements, application fees and deadlines, financial aid, and more. You can also visit the college’s page by doing a simple Google search to explore their website as well.

You should also check out the Tomcat Calendar where we post information on upcoming college representatives visits, financial aid nights, college events (in-person and virtual) and much more! 

How do I apply to college?
There are two main methods of applying to college:
Using the school’s specific application – you would visit the school’s homepage, create an account and apply through their site
OR
Complete the Common Application – visit Common App and complete one application to submit to multiple colleges. For more information on Common App, see below.


What is the Common App?
The Common Application is an organization of over 900 schools in the United States who decided to create and use one universal college application that students can fill out one time and submit to multiple colleges. Not every college in the United States is partnered with the Common App. To view a list of partnered colleges, visit Common App.

Some colleges may have their own specific application and be partnered with the Common App, or may just have only the Common App. It is your responsibility to know which applications each school you apply to will accept.


Application Materials
Initial Transcript – Most colleges will require you to send them your initial transcript as part of the application. For more information on how to request your transcript, visit the Naviance Student page.

Test Scores – Normally you take the SAT during the spring semester of your Junior year. When you fill out the answer sheet, you have an opportunity to send your scores to four colleges. Your SAT score will show up on your transcript as well, however, some colleges require your test scores to be sent to them straight from the College Board. To send your scores to a college, you have to log-in to your College Board account and request your scores to be sent to that college. Many of our students may qualify for a fee waiver which waives the fee to send those scores. Contact your school counselor to see if you qualify.

Fee Waiver (optional) – Most college applications have a fee in order for you to submit your application, however, some of our students may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with your school counselor to determine if you are eligible for a fee waiver.

Letters of Recommendation (optional) – There are very few colleges in the area that request letters of recommendation. It is your responsibility to know whether or not the college you are applying to requires one. For more information on how to request a letter of recommendation, visit the Naviance Student page.
*If a scholarship requires a letter of recommendation, you will not request it via Naviance. You will provide your recommender with the mailing address or email address of the scholarship in order to send it to them directly.*

Final Transcript – A final transcript is sent after you graduate once all your high school grades have been finalized. A final transcript can ONLY be requested by completing your Senior Survey in Naviance. You can log-in to Naviance Student, click on My Stuff then My Surveys, and click Surveys Not Completed.


What should I do after I apply?

File your financial aid application – You will either submit a FAFSA or the Alternative Application. For more information on financial aid, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Search and apply for scholarships – There are many local, state and national scholarships available to students including scholarships specifically for students interested in attending Waubonsee Community College. For more information on scholarships, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.


Resources

College Admissions

NACAC Step by Step: College Awareness

Common App Application Guide

ISAC – 4 Steps to College Checklist (English)

ISAC – 4 Steps to College Checklist (Espanol)

BigFuture: The Anatomy of a College Application

Fair Opportunity Project: The Guide to College Admissions and More

CollegeData.com

 

Standardized Testing

College Board

ACT

Khan Academy

Using Khan Academy for SAT Practice

Fair Test

 

College Athletics

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Guide for Student-Athletes

NCAA Approved Courses Portal

2.3 or Take A Knee – Eligibility 101

NCAA Member Schools Map

NCAA Eligibility FAQ

COVID-19 Eligibility Update for 2021-22 School Year

College Board Eligibility Basics

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

 

Recursos en Español

ISAC – Lista de verificación de cuatro pasos para la universidad

NACAC Presentations

ESENCIAL 1: Cómo construir la base del éxito académico

ESENCIAL 2: Cómo preparar el escenario para que los sueños se hagan realidad

ESENCIAL 3: Planificación de la escuela secundaria como experiencia desafiante

ESENCIAL 4: Siga el camino hacia la educación superior

ESENCIAL 5: Cómo pagar la educación superior

 

Common App

QUÉ ES COMMON APP?

CÓMO FUNCIONA COMMON APP PARA EL PRIMER AÑO

DICCIONARIO DE LA APLICACIÓN

 

Fair Opportunity Project

Una Guía para Admisiones a la Universidad y Apoyo Financiero para todos los Estudiantes