Counseling Corner
  • Posting for the week of 10/22/20

    Posted by Joshua Coan on 10/22/2020

    General Announcements

    Please follow the counseling department on Twitter @wncounseling for up-to-date information on a variety of topics from scheduling to scholarship information.

    If students have not joined their counselor's Remind messaging classroom, please have them text their counselor’s class code to the number 81010.  Parents are welcome to join the Remind messaging system as well. Click here to access codes.

    Students can access virtual college visits on the counseling website.  This allows students to go on virtual college visits to some of the top schools that WN students apply to.

    Class of 2021

    Check out the updated information on the Counseling Financial Aid Page regarding the 2020-2021 FAFSA and Financial Aid. 

    This year’s first scholarship bulletin has been posted to the counseling office website.  Seniors can apply to a number of local scholarships by following the links provided.

    The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) opened on October 1st.  This application allows students to receive financial aid from a number of resources. All students should complete the FAFSA regardless of the family income level. Many colleges require the FAFSA in order for students to receive any kind of aid, including merit scholarships. For a complete guide to the FAFSA, please check out the counseling website under the Financial Aid link.

    Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, in addition to all other graduation requirements, a student must meet one of the following requirements to receive a public school diploma (Public Act 101-0180):

    1. File a FAFSA Application; or
    2. File an Application for State Financial Aid; or
    3. File a waiver/opt out with the school district.

     

    Nothing additional is needed to meet the graduation requirement. Once you file your FAFSA, the state reports back to WN that it is complete.

    Class of 2022 and 2023

    Both sophomores and junior students can and should be attending virtual college visits by logging into their Naviance accountsOnce they go to Naviance, students can login using Clever and click on > colleges > college visits.  Clever allows students to login using their google accounts.  We encourage students to attend a variety of visits in order to gain an understanding of the different options that are available to them in the coming years.  Students that attend these visits are typically far more prepared when they get to senior year.

    Class of 2024

    If students have not joined their counselor's Remind messaging classroom, please have them text their counselor’s class code to the number 81010.  Parents are welcome to join the Remind messaging system as well. Click here to access codes.

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  • Posting for the week of 9.28.20

    Posted by Joshua Coan on 9/28/2020

    General Announcements

    Please follow the counseling department on Twitter @wncounseling for up-to-date information on a variety of topics from scheduling to scholarship information.

    If students have not joined their counselor's Remind messaging classroom, please have them text their counselor’s class code to the number 81010.  Parents are welcome to join the Remind messaging system as well. Click here to access codes.

    Class of 2021

    Check out the updated information on the Counseling Financial Aid Page regarding the 2020-2021 FAFSA and Financial Aid.

    The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1st.  This application allows students to receive financial aid from a number of resources. All students should complete the FAFSA regardless of the family income level. Many colleges require the FAFSA in order for students to receive any kind of aid, including merit scholarships. For a complete guide to the FAFSA, please check out the counseling website under the Financial Aid link.

    Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, in addition to all other graduation requirements, a student must meet one of the following requirements to receive a public school diploma (Public Act 101-0180).  

    1. File a FAFSA Application; or
    2. File an Application for State Financial Aid; or
    3. File a waiver/opt out with the school district.

     

    Nothing additional is needed to meet the graduation requirement. Once you file your FAFSA, the state reports back to WN that it is complete

    Wheaton North administration and the counseling office will be sharing more information with you regarding this new graduation requirement in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, feel free to begin the process of completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA.

    Please encourage your student to go to the WNHS Application Process handout and watch each of the hyperlinked videos.  There is a video for each step of the application process that can be found by clicking on the hyperlinked heading.  These videos provide step by step information that will answer many of the questions students encounter during the application process.

    Class of 2022 and 2023

    Both sophomores and junior students can and should be attending virtual college visits by logging into their Naviance accountsOnce they go to Naviance, students can login using Clever and click on > colleges > college visits.  Clever allows students to login using their google accounts.  We encourage students to attend a variety of visits in order to gain an understanding of the different options that are available to them in the coming years.  Students that attend these visits are typically far more prepared when they get to senior year.

    Class of 2024

    Freshman students should be logging into their counseling department Google classroom every Thursday and clicking on our classroom google meet code in order to attend important access meeting presentations.  This is our only opportunity to update our freshman on a variety of topics important to navigating their freshman year.  Please encourage your student to attend these meetings.

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  • Posting for the week of 9.21.20

    Posted by Joshua Coan on 9/21/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Thank you so much for your patience and continued support as we navigate this very difficult time. We, in the Counseling Department, have spent the last couple of weeks adjusting our curriculum to a virtual format that we feel will best serve the students at Wheaton North. This process has proved challenging, but like you, we are adjusting and doing the best we can with the current environment. We would like to provide you with a few important updates to our curriculum. Please know that we are always available to answer any questions your family may have.

    General Announcements

    Please follow the counseling department on Twitter @wncounseling for up-to-date information on a variety of topics from scheduling to scholarship information.  This feed as well as other announcements can be found on the Counseling Department webpage.

    If students have not joined their counselor's Remind messaging classroom, please have them text their counselor's class code to the number 81010.  Parents are welcome to join the remind messaging system as well. Click here to access codes.

    Class of 2021

    Please encourage your student to go to the WNHS Application Process handout and watch each of the hyperlinked videos.  There is a video for each step of the application process that can be found by clicking on the hyperlinked heading.  These videos provide step by step information that will answer many of the questions students encounter during the application process.

    The FAFSA opens on October 1st. All students should complete the FAFSA regardless of the family income level. Many colleges require the FAFSA in order for students to receive any kind of aid, including merit scholarships. For a complete guide to the FAFSA, please check out the counseling website under the Financial Aid link.

    Class of 2022 and 2023

    Both sophomores and junior students can and should be attending virtual college visits by logging into their Naviance accounts.  Once they go to Naviance, students can login using Clever and click on > colleges > college visits.  Clever allows students to login using their google accounts.  We encourage students to attend a variety of visits in order to gain an understanding of the different options that are available to them in the coming years.  Students that attend these visits are typically far more prepared when they get to senior year.

    Class of 2024

    Freshman students should be logging into their counseling department Google classroom every Thursday and clicking on our classroom google meet code in order to attend important access meeting presentations.  This is our only opportunity to update our freshman on a variety of topics important to navigating their freshman year.  Please encourage your student to attend these meetings.

     

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