Join Mr. Nemo and a guest presenter (Andrew Zerkel) from EMU for an informational session on paying for college. This session will help guide parents and students in the financial planning process for college and beyond!
This event is open to both seniors and juniors. Seniors are strongly encouraged to attend and juniors are more than welcome to get a head start on the process.
Location: WIHI Media Center
Click on the file below for a presentation on the FAFSA and EMU specific Financial Aid information.
November is a time when our minds are on our money and our money's on our minds! Check out the November edition of the WIHI College Counseling Newsletter for information on Paying for College, Junior Conferences and more!
Join WIHI counselors and a university financial aid expert for information and instructions regarding government financial aid in college - Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the WIHI Media Center. 12th grade students and parents are highly encouraged to attend. 11th grade students and parents are also welcome and can gain advance knowledge to help prepare for paying for college.
The October edition of the WIHI College Counseling newsletter is here! Click here to read updates - reassurance for seniors, signups for juniors and much more!
During today's PM Passport, Mr. Giddings, Mrs. Hervey and Mr. Nemo led discussions and provided updates about senior-year tasks and responsibilities. Information slides from the meeting are here.
Seniors! - If you are in the process of applying to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and have questions about the application process, then sign up to attend UM's 12th grade info session at WIHI - Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 9:20 a.m. in the WIHI gym. Sign up in the binder outside Mr. Nemo's office or by emailing Mr. Nemo by Sept. 18.
Juniors! (And eager freshmen and sophomores!) - Remember, UM is coming to WIHI to meet you and answer questions as part of WIHI College Night on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 in the WIHI gym. We strongly encourage juniors to attend and welcome younger students and families as well. Registration is not required.
Calling all 11th graders!!!
It is time for you to sign up for the 2015 PSAT/ NMSQT test. The test will take place on Wednesday, October 14th, beginning at 7:45am at WIHI. The cost is $20 per student. Any student unable to pay this fee should speak to Mrs. (Mark) Hervey as soon as possible. Sign up here and turn your $20 (checks made out to WIHI) into the main office (clearly labeled) or Mrs. Hervey. All cash payments should be turned in directly to Mrs. Hervey. All registration and payments are due byFriday, September 18th at 2:45pm! Please email all questions to email@example.com.
Our co-collaborators at Kaplan Test Prep in Ann Arbor have asked us to pass along the following message: If you are considering a test prep course, please note that Kaplan Test Prep is offering up to $300 off their SAT and ACT test prep courses and tutoring packages of 20-hours or more through August 31st. To learn more, visit kaptest.com/college or call 1-800-527-8378.
Counseling updates from Mr. Nemo (wihi.org/college-counseling; @WIHICounselors on Twitter):
1. The WIHI school profile is updated! Please take a moment to review the 2015-16 WIHI School Profile at http://www.wihi.org/school-profile.html. This document is forwarded to all colleges as part of students' applications and provides valuable information to help admissions officers and outside folks realize how great WIHI really is!
2. Events - We hope to see you at two upcoming events:
WIHI Open House - Thursday, August 27 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. - all grades
WIHI College Night - Wednesday, September 16 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. - open to all, but encouraged for 10th and 11th grade students and families
During the initial Open House assembly, counselors will provide a brief overview of our support services for students and counseling curriculum plans for the year. During College Night, students and parents will engage in Q&A with panelists from a diverse group of colleges and universities, and also discuss planning for college counseling during 11th and 12th grade.
3. PSAT schedule - The 11th grade PSAT will be offered at WIHI on the morning of Wednesday, October 14. 11th grader PSAT registration will take place in September. All 9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT 9/10 in April 2016 as part of the Michigan Department of Education's testing schedule.
4. Colleges visiting WIHI - please continue to check the Activities Calendar for the schedule of college representatives visiting WIHI. And mark your own calendars to attend. Right now, our first visit is September 10, and we have more than 20 colleges already scheduled to visit. Registration for our early visits will start around September 1.
5. College Application Question of the Week: What do I put for the "Additional Information" section of the Common App?
Answer: For most students, nothing! Phew - one small thing that you don't have to do! The Additional Information section is really designed for students who need to provide an explanation to colleges for a major discrepancy in their record. Students who miss a semester or year due to illness, suffer a MAJOR grade drop due to illness, and those who have incomplete transcripts are common cases where the section needs to be filled out. If that doesn't apply to you, then leave the section blank! Resist the urge to re-copy your activities list hear, and certainly don't try to add an unwanted essay here. The colleges really don't want to see those things in "Additional Information," and putting an unhelpful answer there will detract from the rest of your application.
College Resources and Timelines
Seniors - submit your Purple Sheet here!
WIHI College Counseling Process (Junior and Senior Year)
Financial Aid Timeline
Junior Resources and timeline:
WIHI Junior Conferences
Senior Resources and timeline:
This ever-changing document provides information and statistics about the colleges who visit WIHI every year.