Choosing a College
Use the links below to aid in the process of choosing the right college
For General College information:
Collegeboard - This is home page of the College Board and contains a wealth of information for students, parents, counselors, teachers, admission staff, financial aid officers, etc. Links to the various programs College Board offers, including a college search engine, PSAT, SAT I &II, Advanced Placement testing, financial aid information, SAT prep., and much more. There is an “SAT Question of the Day” to help prepare daily for SAT tests.College View - Not as complete as the CollegeView propriety program that many high schools purchase, but a good sample of multimedia college tours, a searchable database, and financial aid help.
Sourcepath - The college guides and aid home page – this site offers ranking and “star” evaluations of college admissions and financial aid resources.
My College Guide - College Guide with electronic links to colleges and admissions advice for students.
College Express - Admissions advice, search engine, financial aid advice, etc.
Campus Tours - Hundreds of schools’ interactive virtual tours.
Princeton Review - The Princeton Review, including an interactive counselor, ratings, etc.
NACAC - National Association for College Admission Counseling – student and parent information page, and a good place to find listings of national college fairs.
U.S. Department of Education - “Easy Access for Students and Institutions.” Collection of links that range from pre-college planning to repayment of loans.
embark - Another college search engine that surveys what you are looking for and generates a list of schools that meet your criteria.
College Confidential - Extensive college-related articles, book reviews, recommendations, and forums.
College Application Process
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 Central'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. IF you plan to send in your ACT/SAT scores, you must send them from your ACT/Collegeboard account(s). Students need to check with each college to determine if they need to send their scores.
Transcripts requests are processed several times weekly.
5 biggest mistakes in college applications - Video on "How to Avoid Common Mistakes" when completing college applications.
WLC College Visit Information and Schedule
Walled Lake Central College Visits
Students only in grades 11-12 are welcome to attend up to 5 college presentations. You must register with a personal email to select the presentations you wish to attend, please do not use your school email address.
Students are responsible for notifying their teacher that they will be attending a presentation.
How to Sign up for College Visits electronically:
- Access their Counseling Google Classroom.
- Read instructions and scroll down to see all the colleges coming to Walled Lake Central
- Select presentations you wish to attend. Limit your selections to 5!
- Notify your teacher when you will be attending a presentation
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!
Additional NCAA Links:
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.
Walled Lake Central courses approved by NCAA - Use code 233690
NCAA Division I Initial-Elgibility Toolkit
NCAA Frequently Asked Questions
Determine Your Eligibility - Instructions and worksheets to assist you with monitoring your progress in meeting NCAA initial-eligibility standards.
Initial Eligbility for Students with Disabilities - Information for students with disabilities.