College and Post-Secondary Information


College Application Process / Transcripts



1. Make sure you have registered and set up your own account on  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. Have your transcript sent through Parchment to any college to which you are applying. Send one to yourself as well, and check it to make sure any grade changes, summer classes, etc. have been updated. 

Transcripts requests are processed several times weekly.


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 - How to avoid common mistakes when completing college applications.



Walled Lake Northern College Visits

College visits coordinated by WLN are a chance for interested students to meet admission representatives from many colleges and universities across the country. These representatives are often the ones who review our WLN student applications for admittance to their institutions. By attending these sessions, you will begin to cultivate a relationship with the admission representatives, be able to ask questions, learn about majors, campus life and much more.

College Representatives that visit Walled Lake Northern


College Visit Information

Google DriveCollege Visit Overview
Google DriveWLN Onsite Admissions Requirements
Google DriveWLN College Visit Schedule

College and Post-Secondary Options

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

College Search - Search, filter, sort and map over 3,500 U.S college profiles by GPA, SAT, ACT, major, location and admission chances to locate schools that match your profile.

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

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-Eligibility 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 Eligibility for Students with Disabilities - Information for students with disabilities.