Students should begin exploring their options beyond WECHS as early as the fall of their junior year. WECHS student counselors will hold junior and senior conferences to begin to determine the interests and intentions that students have. Students should also attend information sessions hosted by WECHS and the colleges/universities of interest to them. They should also meet with WECHS Student Services counselors for guidance in the application process and for support with admissions and financial planning.
WECHS Northern Campus students must begin the college application process in the fall of their senior year with the least amount of negative marks as possible on their college, as well as high school, transcripts. A strong transcript significantly increases a student’s chance of being accepted by the college(s) where they apply.
Four year colleges and universities look for students who have:
1. earned good grades in both their high school and college courses,
2. sufficiently challenged themselves while demonstrating a solid work ethic and effective study habits,
3. earned final grades that are transferable (grades of C or better),
4. achieved satisfactory SAT and/or ACT scores,
5. actively and consistently participated in activities and organizations in school and the community including volunteering/community service work, and
6. attended class regularly.