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  • WEST HIGH SCHOOL
    Principal: Cory Williams
    3505 West Locust Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52804
    Phone:  563.723.5600; Fax:  563.445.5954

    ATTENTION:  Must have Photo ID to enter building.

  • Senior Check List

    Seniors: What’s next?

    Senior Forms

    Check out your Parent Portal to access current grades, attendance, etc.

    Scholarship Listing · www.davenportschools.org/west/students/guidance/.


    College & Career Planning

    Iowa College Access Network · www.icansucceed.org

    Career Cruising · www.careercruising.com

    ACT · college admissions exam · www.actstudent.org

    Test Prep: www.actstudnt.org/testprep/

    COMPASS · community college placement assessment

    www.eicc.edu/future-students/applying/compass.aspx

    You can take the COMPASS test in the WEST LMC!

    Eastern Iowa Community Colleges · www.eicc.edu

    Scott, Clinton, & Muscatine Community Colleges

    RAI Calculator · www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/

    Your RAI score will determine your acceptance to Iowa, ISU, and UNI

    University of Iowa · www.uiowa.edu · (800)553-4692

    Iowa State University · www.chooseyouradventure.net · (800)262-3810

    University of Northern Iowa · www.uni.edu · (800)772-2736


    FAFSA · www.fafsa.ed.gov · Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    Begin application October 1st of your Senior Year, complete by December 1st!

    NCAA Clearinghouse · Eligibility for college athletic programs

    MILITARY · www.todaysmilitary.com · explore military branches & careers


    Countdown to College

    Fall

    • Visit with your school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirements.
    • Research colleges and decide which best suit you and your career interests.
    • Visit with college admissions counselors who come to your school.
    • October 10th, 5:00-7:30pm – Attend the College Fair at St. Ambrose!
    • Write essays and ask your teachers for letters of recommendation for college admission and scholarship applications.
    • Register for the ACT and test no later than December 10th, 2016.
    • October 1st – begin your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and complete by the December 1st priority deadline — fafsa.ed.gov.
    • By November 1st – Apply to the college(s) of your choice!
    • Begin the financial aid application process.
    • Research scholarships – Keep an ongoing file of scholarship and financial aid information (criteria, amounts, contacts, deadlines). Scholarship listing: davenportschools.org/west/students/guidance/.
    • Work hard all year! Grades in your senior year can affect your college acceptance and scholarship eligibility!

    Winter

    • Continue looking for scholarship opportunities and apply.
    • Watch for college acceptance letters & send in housing applications

    Spring

    • Decide which college to attend; notify the college of your decision.
    • Also notify schools you will not attend of your decision.
    • Keep track of important financial aid and scholarship deadlines.
    • Watch for your Student Aid Report (SAR) award letter in the mail; it should arrive four weeks after your FAFSA has been filed.
    • Keep working hard! Second semester grades can affect your college acceptance and scholarship eligibility!