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.
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.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Snohomish County Dairy Women Scholarship
The Snohomish County Dairy Women are offering a $1000 scholarship to a person that meets the qualifications of living in Snohomish County and whose family is actively engaged in the dairy cattle industry or is themselves involved in a dairy cattle program (FFA, 4-H etc.), works on a dairy cattle farm, or any directly dairy related occupation. Intended field at a college, technical or vocational school does not need to be agriculture related.
Also, check out GearUp Washington....a Washington scholarship resource!
Also fill out a profile on the Washboard.org....this is the scholarship search engine.
For more scholarship opportunities visit the SHS Scholarship page.
Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center Application Information
The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center's application is still open. Some programs are full and are no longer accepting applications. Student make-up interviews are also taking place at this time. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the SHS College & Career Center or visit the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center website.
How to Apply to Everett Community College
If you are considering applying to EvCC the following steps will help you get this done!
Visit the EvCC How To Apply web page. Just find the section that best describes you, follow the step-by-step guide to apply, and you're done!
If you're still thinking it over, join an information session on financial aid, how to get started, or from a specific department! Or take a virtual campus tour. This will give you a chance to virtually connect one-on-one with staff and students to get the answers you need.
* The EvCC Admissions counselor will be holding Zoom drop-in sessions with SHS students once a month to answer all your questions:
Dates: (from 2:15-2:45 p.m.)
- May 13th and 27th (2 visits)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 9212 5619
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
Financial Aid Presentation Recording
The SHS Counseling department, along with the College & Career Center, have recorded a Financial Aid and Scholarships Presentation.
Please contact the Counseling Department or the College & Career Center if you have questions!
FAFSA, FAFSA, FAFSA......Or WASFA, WASFA, WASFA!
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 2021-22 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!
Parents, check out the The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form
Watch the SHS ASB students Financial Aid Video!
Complete Financial Aid Guide from Study.com
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.
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.