College | Application Process

  • Quick Reference Guide | Requesting Transcripts and Recommendation Letters
    Click HERE to access a simplified step-by-step guide on how to request transcripts, teacher recs, and counselor recs.
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    Electronic Transcript Release Form
    West High needs your consent before any of your confidential documentation (transcripts, records, etc.) can be sent out to colleges.  Access the form HERE.
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    College Application Overview Videos

    PART 1:  An Overview of the Process; The Student’s Role; Common Terms 4:14 min
    PART 2:  Requesting Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, & Other
                    Required Documentation to be Sent 4:41 min
    PART 3:  Sending Test Scores, Deadlines, A+, and Other Important Tips 4:29 min

    Watch the Spring 2022 College Admissions 101 presentation
    HERE 1:13:59 min
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    NAVIANCE|STUDENT
    College Application Support Videos

    BUILDING A LIST OF COLLEGES I’M APPLYING TO 3:39 min 
      > Adding colleges to your list of colleges you are applying to
      > Requesting transcripts and other documentation to be sent to colleges
         as you add them to your list

    REQUESTING COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS 6:13 min
    There are 3 ways to request transcript to be sent to colleges:

      1. As you are initially adding colleges to your list that you are applying to
      2. When moving colleges from your “thinking about” list to “applying to” list
      3. Using the Manage Transcripts tool

    EDITING COLLEGES I’M APPLYING TO 3:27 min
      > Updating your application information (how you applied or if you submitted your application)
      > Updating your application outcomes (if you were accepted, waitlisted, deferred, etc.)

    COMMON APP REGISTRATION AND ACCOUNT MATCHING 3:38 min
      > Setting up your account in Common App

      > Matching your Common App account with Naviance|Student
         (step required to complete your applications)

    TEACHER LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUESTS 3:50 min
      > Requesting Letters of Recommendation from a teacher

    COUNSELOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION REQUESTS 3:12 min

      > Requesting Letters of Recommendation from your counselor

    NOTE:  You must FIRST contact the staff member individually about writing you a letter of recommendation BEFORE completing this online request form through your Naviance|Student account

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    Test-Optional College Admission Tracking
    Click HERE to access the complete list of accredited, 4-Year Colleges & Universities with ACT/SAT-Optional Testing Policies