College and Post-Secondary Information

 

College Application Process / Transcripts

 

CURRENT SENIORS:

1. Make sure you have registered and set up your own account on parchment.com.  First and last names, birth date and YOUR graduation year must match Northern's school records.

2. Complete all college applications online.  You can use the Media Center or Career Room computers if you don't have computer access at home.

3. Complete the transcript request and hand in a College Application Router Form for EACH COLLEGE you have already applied to on Parchment.com.  These forms can be found in the Counseling Office or on the link below.

Transcripts requests are processed several times weekly.

External LinkParchment Instructions for Ordering Transcripts

How to Ace Your Admission Interview

External LinkBRAG sheet - Students must complete this form and hand in to any staff member for letter of recommendation and/or scholarships.
PDF DocumentACT and SAT- everything you wanted to know
PDF DocumentChecklist for College Planning
PDF DocumentCollege Admissions Essays- tips and suggestions
External Link5 biggest mistakes in college applications - Video on "How to Avoid Common Mistakes" when completing college applications.

 

 

Walled Lake Northern College Visits

You will meet the admission representatives from many colleges and universities across the country. These reps are typically the ones who decide on the WLN students' applications for admittance to their institutions. By attending these sessions, you will begin to cultivate a relationship with the admission reps, be able to ask questions, learn about majors, campus life and much more.

  • All sessions are open to Juniors and Seniors ONLY.
  • Do NOT sign up for more than a reasonable amount of sessions (no more than 5), we cannot have you out of class frequently.
  • You are responsible for all work missed in class.
  • All attendance is reported to Staff and the Attendance Office.
  • We are using Google Forms this year for sign up purposes.
    • There are separate Google Forms for EACH college session.
    • The links are accessed via the College Visit Schedule document linked below.
  • Students must sign up using their student Google email accounts.
  • Personal email accounts will not work this fall for college visits at WLN!
  • Students will be sent a hall pass a minimum of a school day prior to the session to be excused from class.
    • Bring the pass to the session!
  • Google Forms for each college will be closed to responses when available spots are filled and/or a day in advance.
  • Waitlists will be taken for sessions that are filled; stop by the Career Room to inquire.
  • Stop by Career Room to be removed from a scheduled session to open the spot up for others.
  • Onsite Admissions:
    • The WLN College Visit Schedule list which colleges will be conducting onsite admissions reviews for Seniors.
    • Please come to the Career Room for more information.

External Link2018 Walled Lake Northern College Visits - includes individual links to all college visit sign-ups

External Link College Representatives the Visit Walled Lake Northern

External LinkOn-site Requirements

 

Choosing a College

College and Post-Secondary Options

Use the links below to aid in the process of choosing the right college

External LinkList of Michigan Colleges and Universities
External LinkCappex College Search
External LinkCollege Week Live
External LinkCollege Week Live Event Schedule
External LinkJoyce Ivy Foundation
External LinkNational College Fairs

PDF DocumentAverage ACT and GPA admission scores for Michigan Colleges
PDF DocumentWhat's New at Public Universities - Information on new points of pride at Michigan Universities
PDF DocumentArticle: Speaking with your child and their counselor about colleges. - This short article highlights some suggestions for topics to discuss with your child and when to set up a meeting with your child's counselor

NCAA Information


Thinking of Playing a College Sport? Please look over the NCAA website and follow through on all the prompts.You also should set up an appointment with your counselor to discuss your plans. Do so right away! 

External LinkNCAA Eligibility Center Webpage

Additional NCAA Links:

External LinkNCAA Eligibility Registration

All college-bound prospective athletes must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. There is a fee that must be paid. Please print all release forms and bring them into the Counseling Office.

Educational Resources - The following resources are designed for high school student-athletes, parents, coaches, and others who help students successfully navigate the initial-eligibility process. 

Overview of Division I, Divison II, and Division III

External LinkWalled Lake Northern courses approved by NCAA - Use code 230689
External LinkNCAA Division I Initial-Elgibility Toolkit
External LinkNCAA Frequently Asked Questions
External LinkDetermine Your Eligibility - Instructions and worksheets to assist you with monitoring your progress in meeting NCAA initial-eligibility standards.
External LinkInitial Eligbility for Students with Disabilities - Information for students with disabilities.