Applying to College

  • Utilizing Naviance 

    Students applying to four-year colleges and universities must request transcripts and letters of recommendation through Naviance.

    1. Click on Colleges
    2. By clicking on the pink plus sign, you can add colleges to the list that you are thinking about or applying to.
    3. After you add the college to your list, you will request transcripts.
    4. If a teacher recommendation is needed, click on ‘add/cancel requests’ under Teacher Recommendations.  Find teacher's name and write a note to the teacher with the name of the colleges for which you need letters.
    5. Be sure to complete a Student Recommendation Form and notify the office which teacher(s) you want to write your letters.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Many colleges and universities require letters of recommendation for admission.  The two most common types are teacher and counselor recommendations.

    To request a recommendation, students should provide the teacher and/or counselor with three weeks notice and a Student Recommendation Form.  Students should notify the office which teacher(s) you want to write your letters.


    The Common Application is the recommended form of nearly 900 selective, independent colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college’s own form. The concept is simple:  Students complete one Common Application, which is sent to all participating schools to which the student is applying. The procedure simplifies the college application process and eliminates duplication of effort.

    Each Community College will have a specific application process outlined on their Admissions website.

Virtual College Visits

  • This year, because of travel restrictions and distance learning, admissions representatives from colleges across the country are being made virtually, via Zoom.  The reps who host these visits are typically involved in reading applications, making them great contacts to have!
    View the scheduled visits by logging in to their Naviance account. The list can be found on the Welcome page and students can sign up to attend so that they will receive the Zoom link. Please contact your Graduation Menotr or School Secretary Michelle Averill if you have questions about attending a Virtual Visit at WHS.