The College & Career Center provides many resources to students and their parents on post high school college and career planning. Our resources cover information on:
- Career exploration
- College planning
- College visits
- College applications
- Scholarships & financial aid
- Sno-Isle TECH
- Non-college options
- Military visits
- Resume writing & interview prep
- ACT/SAT testing
- ASVAB Testing
- Work/School Authorization Form
- And more!
Patty Stapleton, College & Career Specialist
CEEB School Code 481210
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
*The College and Career Center offers individual meeting for students and/or parents to discuss post high school planning.
College Visits Starting Soon!
Check back for college visits dates.
How to Apply to College Guide
This How to Apply to College Guide is from Study.com and is full of information on everything that you need to know during this college application time!
This guide includes:
-An outline of the full college application process
-Tips for completing the Common App and Common App essay
-Interview tips and sample questions
-College research and touring advice
College Application Deadlines
Seniors, make sure you are aware of college application and FAFSA deadlines for the colleges you are applying to!
Deadlines around the corner!
November 1 : Seattle Pacific University
November 15 (regular admission): University of Washington, Northwest University
December 1 : Gonzaga University
January 31 : Washington State University Pullman (priority date), Western Washington University (regular)
February 1 (regular admission): Eastern Washington, The Evergreen State College, University of Idaho
February 15 Cornish College of Arts (priority deadline)
March 1 Central Washington University (priority deadline)
Current Scholarship Opportunities
"Scholarship Season" begins in December and continues through April/May. This is the time of year when an abundant amount of scholarships become available. That being said, there are always scholarships out there to be applied for. A few resources are listed below!
Check out GearUp Washington....a Washington scholarship resource! this site is updated monthly with a wide variety of scholarships. Continue to check back monthly for their updates!
Next, make sure you fill out a profile on the Washboard.org....this is the scholarship search engine. It can be updated whenever necessary. This is also the website SHS/GP/AIM use for Local Scholarship Program that opens in December.
For more scholarship opportunities visit the SHS Scholarship page.
FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA......Or WASFA, WASFA, WASFA! Opens on October 1!
Seniors, if you are applying to colleges/universities and tech/trade schools you should be applying for Financial aid. Financial aid is money that is available to students to help cover the cost of attending a college/tech or trade school (tuition, fees, books, room/meals, supplies). Filling out the 2022-23 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the best way to apply for financial aid. For most financial aid, a student does not need to know where they are going to school. The earlier you apply…….the BEST shot you will have at receiving the most financial aid.
The FAFSA is the method the federal government uses to determine how much you and your family can afford to contribute to your education, and then how much in grants, scholarships, loans and work study the federal government will offer you the student. It is also how the college you will be attending, determines what need-based scholarships and grants, as well as loans and work study they can offer you.
If you’re not eligible to submit the FAFSA and you’re a Washington resident (i.e. if an undocumented student), you can fill out the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), which will be used instead to determine state and university need-based financial aid options.
Biggest misconception is that students are not going to fill out the FAFSA, because they won’t be eligible for financial aid... this may be true regarding receiving aid from the Federal Government, but the FAFSA is used by colleges to determine Merit /Need-based/other scholarships. It's time to fill out your FAFSA/WASFA!
Need help filing? Check out the Financial Aid page for more FAFSA & WASFA information!
Additional resource is Filling out the FAFSA information Direction Page
Complete Financial Aid Guide from Study.com
The new COVID-19 stimulus bill included several notable changes to the FAFSA process, and we've included those changes in our in-depth, expert-verified guide which also offers information about:
- The different types of financial aid available, including grants, loans, and scholarships
- Steps for how to gather documents and fill out the FASFA
- Expert financial aid advice for getting the most aid
- Tips for how to successfully pay back student loans
- An infographic breaking down the rising costs of college
Financial Aid Presentation Recording
Last year, the SHS Counseling department, along with the College & Career Center, recorded a Financial Aid and Scholarships Presentation.
Please contact the Counseling Department or the College & Career Center if you have questions!
Washington’s 2-/4-year colleges have stated they will not use the ACT/SAT exam score for college admission or scholarships next fall. Some colleges have decided to drop the requirement going forward. This website includes a sortable list of all the test optional colleges in the U.S. This list is updated frequently.
Please check the college's website that you are planning on applying to, to see if they are requiring one of these test for admission or for any of their scholarships. Deciding to take one of these tests is now truly the student's decision!
Terms to know:
Test Optional: Students may choose to submit test scores to strengthen an application. Submission of a test score does not disadvantage or advantage students in the admission review process if a student chooses not to submit. In place of a test score, students who choose to apply as test optional will be required to submit additional and alternative measures of college readines.
Test Blind: Test scores are not looked at or considered at any point in the admissions review process, even if a student chooses to submit a test score. No additional, alternative measure of college readiness is required in place of a test score.
Test Not Required: Test scores are not considered in the admissions review process, even if a student chooses to submit a test score. However, test scores are considered for placement, entry into Honors program, and/or scholarship awards.
WATR Center (Aerospace Training and Research Center) Opportunity for SHS Graduates
Seniors, if you have completed Shop Tech 1 and Shop Tech 2 Core Plus at SHS, then you have the option to test out of the Manufacturing Core Certificate, the prerequisite for all the WATR Center’s specialty programs. From that point, you can move immediately on to the Electrical Assembly Mechanic, Assembly Mechanic, Manufacturing Composites, or Tooling Mechanic.
Info on Cyber Security and Computer Science Degrees
Are you interested in a career path in Cyber Security or Computer Science, this website and guide provides information about cyber security or computer science ....requirements of different programs, highly rated university programs in the field across the U.S., as well as scholarships/grants. It also lists the types of cyber security and computer science positions that only require an associate degree or minimal coding coursework, as well as positions for those who have a bachelor's or master's degree in the field.
Math Degree Careers Guide
This guide covers information on job outlook, courses typical of the major, and scholarships.