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Important Dates and Information 


◦ Register for the SAT or ACT if you have not yet taken either one or if you are not happy with your scores from junior year. If you receive free or reduced lunch you are eligible for a fee waiver. You must get that from Mrs. Denney before registering. You can register online at: www.collegeboard.com for the SAT Reasoning test and at www.actstudent.org for the ACT with writing.


***If taking the SAT on another date, please include the WHS school code 153625 on your registration to insure your scores are received by the high school and can then be posted on your transcript. You may also need to send scores directly to some colleges (IU /PU) when you apply. For some colleges, exams are a critical part of the college admission process. However, IVY TECH and other technical colleges usually do NOT require the SAT or ACT.


◦ Watch for announcements to learn which colleges and branches of the military will be visiting Wabash High School.


 Visit http://www.indianacollegecosts.org/ to examine profiles to learn admission requirements for Indiana colleges.


Narrow down the list of schools to which you will apply. Apply on-line to those schools or request a paper application.


Create a Parchment account to request that a transcript be sent to any colleges(s) that you have submitted an application. www.parchment.com.


Start/continue a resume of school activities, community service activities, work experience and internship/externship experiences. You will need this to complete scholarship applications and to give to anyone you ask to write a letter of recommendation. If you do not have many things to list, you still have time to get involved with some group or activity.


◦ Check the Scholarship page on our website and access college financial aid web pages. Check the information weekly so as not to miss deadlines. If you are planning to play Division 1 or 2 NCAA sports, apply to www.eligibilitycenter.org. See Mrs. Denney or your coach.


◦ Have your parents complete a “college costs estimator” to find out how much financial aid you might be eligible for. Parents can complete a 4caster form on www.fafsa.ed.gov. This is a great opportunity to see how much financial aid you might be eligible for before April.



◦ Make plans to visit the college campuses on your list or to shadow someone in a career that you are interested in pursuing.


◦ Use the Internet to continue to research colleges and narrow your college choices. Great websites include: www.learnmoreindiana.org and www.collegeboard.com


◦ Remember that scholarships will be posted on the WHS website and added to announcements as they become available. Make time to search out and find scholarships to help pay for college.




◦ Start work on your FAFSA, www.fafsa.ed.gov., as the FAFSA will now be available on October 1. Remember that you and a parent must have an FSA ID to sign electronically. The FAFSA must be submitted by the tax deadline in April. Keep a copy for your records. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THE FAFSA form, you will not be eligible for state or federal grant money or loans.



Finish college applications!! Many college merit scholarships have a November 1 deadline so check each college website for deadlines. Make sure to request a transcript through parchment.


◦ If you have not done so, schedule a college visit or job shadow.



Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships. Work on your resume so that you can complete as many scholarships as you can over Christmas vacation. Look at the Community Foundation website for scholarship listings.



◦ Continue working on your FAFSA form and be sure to submit by the deadline.



◦ If you have not completed your FAFSA get it done. Remember that

you and a parent must have a FSA ID to sign electronically. It must be submitted by Indiana’s tax filing deadline. Keep a copy for your records.


◦ WHS will hold another FAFSA Day at a date to be announced to help your parents file your FAFSA. Continue to check for scholarships.


◦ Colleges should be sending you letters of acceptance. Begin to finalize selections and plans.



◦ Submit your FAFSA if you have not done so by APRIL 15TH 


Local scholarships will be due. Log in to announcements and check the guidance webpage on the website for due dates.


Mrs. Denney will meet with students in AP courses to sign up for the exams in May.


Continue to determine future plans. Notify colleges that you are NOT going to attend.



◦ Submit your FAFSA if you have not done so by APRIL 15TH.

Make your final college choice by April 30. Make colleges aware of your choice.

◦ Send thank you letters to anyone who wrote you recommendation letters and helped you along the way.



◦ AP exams will be given during the first two weeks of May. A schedule will be given to you.

◦ Relax!!! Enjoy your last month of school but keep your grades up.



Graduation-Friday, MAY 29 

Create a New FSA ID
This is how you and your student sign the FAFSA
New to FSA?  Create an FSA ID account below.
An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.
You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member. You are not allowed to have an employee or agent of a commercial entity, or other third party, create an FSA ID for you for any purposes including but not limited to: payment reductions, debt consolidation or applying for aid. Misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government could result in criminal or civil penalties.
Free Scholarship Searches



College Board’s Scholarship Search


Good Call






 College Selection and Preparation Web Sites

Indiana College Costs Estimator


FAFSA on the Web (FAFSA completion website)   


Federal Student Aid   


The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid


Indiana Commission for Higher Education  


21st Century Scholars  


The Internet Guide to 529 & Other College Savings Plans


 College Selection and Preparation Web Sites

Virtual Campus Tours & more


College Board (including SAT Test registration)


ACT (including ACT Test registration)


National Application Center


Learn More Indiana


College Navigator (Find the Right College for You)


Go College


Number2.com (free test preparation website)


The Common Application


Career Exploration

Indiana Career Explorer


CareerOneStop (U.S. Dept. of Labor)


Bureau of Labor Statistics-Occupational Outlook Handbook


Indianacareerconnect.com (A Better Career Starts Here)


O*Net – Career Exploration & Job Analysis


Minority Websites

Black Excel: College Help Network


Hispanic Scholarship Fund


The Gates Millennium Scholars Program