Welcome to the WLHS College & Career Center

  • The College & Career Center at West Linn High School is located in the Counseling Office. Students will find college information and viewbooks, career exploration materials, scholarship information and applications, and the answers to their college and career-related questions. Materials and assistance are available to students and parents alike. Feel free to contact Austin Wilson in the College & Career Center, (503) 673-7822 for information.

    Please explore the resources available, and to learn how to stay connected!

College and Career Announcements

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    About Oregon GEAR UP


    The goal of the GEAR UP program is to ensure that Oregon's low-income middle school and high school students are prepared for, pursue, and succeed in postsecondary education whether that be a Bachelor's degree, Associates degree, certificate, apprenticeship or other training.

    GEAR UP years of service

    Oregon GEAR UP - which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs - is supported by a grant from theU.S. Department of Education and the contributions of many community partners. We work with select middle and high schools over seven years to create a college-going culture by providing funding and technical assistance, professional development for educators, and summer opportunities for students.

    Our schools range in size but all serve low-income students in rural communities. School staff work as a team to design program activities that meet the needs of their community grounded in our research-based model. Examples include college visits, financial aid awareness nights for parents and students, tutoring and academic support, and career fairs. The Oregon GEAR UP office and its partner organizations also sponsor statewide activities that complement the efforts of school personnel.

    Oregon Goes To CollegeIn addition to working with GEAR UP schools, our program conducts outreach and offers college readiness resources to all of Oregon's low-income serving middle and high schools including statewide initiatives like College Application Week and It's A Plan, comprehensive checklists for students, parents, and educators from middle school through college. GEAR UP is currently administered by Oregon State University as part of the Office of Precollege Programs; the Oregon University System administered the program from 2002-2014. Note: Portland Public Schools has a separate GEAR UP partnership grant.


    Click Here for a list of open scholarships you might be eligible for!

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  • SOU

    We're bringing SOU to you!

    We hope you and your family/guests will take this opportunity to visit us as we help you become more acquainted with Southern Oregon University and the exciting opportunities that await you!

    In addition to your questions, SOU representatives will be present to discuss academic programs, the admissions process, financial aid, campus life and activities, housing, and more!

    Stop by anytime between 10am and 1pm.

    RAIDER ON THE SPOT: Apply at SOU2You and receive a same day admissions decision. Transcripts/documents will be required for this option. For details about these requirements, visit sou.edu/onthespot.

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  • OHSU Intership Program

    Directed by James Rosenbaum, MD, Edward Neuwelt, MD, Richard Rosenbaum, MD, Tammy Martin, PhD, and Leslie Muldoon, PhD, this program, which has been taught since 1999, introduces high school students to the scientific process, encourages student participation in science competitions, and fosters a relationship between researchers and the local community.

    High school Sophomores and Juniors in the Portland, Oregon greater metro area are eligible to apply. Interested students should discuss the possibility of applying with their school counselor or adviser. 

    We meet on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (February-May) for a lecture series and to learn about ongoing research projects conducted by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University, and Legacy Research Institute. Each student will be mentored by a researcher. Each student gains firsthand knowledge of research methods, and, with their mentor's help, will present a published research article in journal club format and develop their own research proposal. The program requires regular attendance and significant time commitment outside of class for homework and research proposal development. Students may elect to do laboratory research (or possibly clinical research, depending on the mentor) over the summer. Students are also encouraged to develop a science fair project with the assistance of their mentor.

    PSI was developed and is offered by the program directors on a voluntary basis. Research faculty volunteer their time and resources to mentor PSI students. We work closely with local high school officials to reach out to students interested in science and medical research and to arrange for high school credit earned by participating in the class.

    OHSU Internship Program

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