College Application Process
E-mail schools for view books, catalogues, CDs, applications and financial aid information --this will get you on their mailing list--make sure you include your Social Security number and year of graduation on all correspondence.
This is important--you will need this for interviews and college applications--keep it updated--include your name, address, Social Security number, honors/awards/; extra curricular activities; volunteer activities; employment and athletic activities--(samples in the College Career Resource Center or from your English teacher).
Call or e-mail the admissions office to set up an appointment for tours and/or interviews at least two weeks in advance--if you schedule a personal interview bring your resume, a copy of your unofficial transcript and a copy of the Wilton High School Profile (on our WHS Website)--send a thank you note to the interviewer and to the tour guide.
Please ask one or two teachers (check individual college requirements) for a recommendation--this should be a teacher from your Junior or Senior year and who knows you well. Some teachers request notification in the Spring of Junior year.
Keep careful records of who you ask and the date you made the request. Give recommendation forms to the teacher with a stamped, self addressed envelope for each college. Make certain forms are filled in at the top with your name, address. Include a copy of your resume. If your college/university requests all application materials to be sent together, it is your responsibility to collect all forms and recommendations from your teachers and college counseling. You will mail all sealed documents along with your application packet to the college. Don't forget to write a thank you note to the teacher and let them know which college you will be attending next fall.
It is your responsibility to send all scores to the colleges to which you are applying--remember deadlines--WHS will no longer release your scores.
The Counselor Recommendation form and The School Report form are sent to the Colleges based on the college application deadline date. Reminder: Counselors need 3 weeks notice.
There are two major parts to the College application:
Yours:The Undergraduate Admission Student Information form. You fill out this form and mail it to the colleges. Make copies!
WHS Counselor:Counselor Recommendation Form and School Summary Report--Your counselor will mail these forms. You will be asked to sign our form. You do not need to give the Counselors stamped envelopes.
You will pay the Senior College Counseling office a College processing fee: 1 to 5applications: $10.00; 6 to 10 applications: $20.00; 11-20 applications $30.00; 21+ or more applications: $40.00
Don't forget to sign and date your application AND remember that all pages must have your name and Social Security number.
Please register with the National Collegiate Athlete Association Clearinghouse (NCAA). Register online at http://eligibilitycenter.org before the spring of your Junior year.
From the NCAA Clearinghouse Website, prospective student-athletes are able to access information needed to understand the Division I and Division II eligibility requirements, register with the Clearinghouse and access individual Clearinghouse records.
If you did not fill out an NCAA form in the Spring of Junior year and you plan to play a sport in college, please file immediately. You need to clear NCAA as soon as possible in order to make official visits to any college.
Please make sure you have a transcript release form on file in the Guidance Office. Guidance will send your transcript to NCAA.
Click here for the NCAA Sports Sponsorship Directory- Lists of NCAA Schools and Conferences by Division (can also be sorted by state) and Lists of NCAA Schools and Conferences by Sport (can also be sorted by state)