IMPORTANT Senior Information


Topics for Discussion Today

Important Dates for Senior Year

Graduation Requirements

A timeline for all post high-school plans

Options for after graduation and how do you get there

Sending applications, letters of recommendation & transcripts

Financial Aid

Graduation Requirements

Total of 25 credits

4 credits of English - .5 cr of Composition or Writing for

Publishing, .5 cr of Eng 12 Lit, OR AP English 12

3 credits of Math – Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II

3 credits of Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics

3.5 credits of Social Science - Government as a senior, possibly Economics

1.5 credits of Phy Ed: PE 9, PE 10, elective in 11 th or 12 th grade or PE Waiver exception

.5 Health

View your transcript on Infinite Campus




Senior Planning Night for you and your parent/guardian September 10 th

College Fairs – Oct. 6, 8, 9 & 10 (local)


- check for more info

Deadline for Youth Options October 1 st

Financial Aid Information Night at

Waukesha North December 3 rd , 6:30-

8:30 pm

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal &

Senior Breakfast June 5 th , 8 a.m.

Baccalaureate June 7 th , 7:00 p.m. in the West Auditorium

Graduation June 13 th , 2015 - 2:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse

Overall Timeline as a Senior

Apply to any type of school between September 1st and

January 1 st - Technical College: October 1 st , UW

System: September 1 st are the earliest dates to apply.

Send transcripts at the time of application by going to

Send letters of recommendation, if necessary, at time of application

Schedule campus tours for fall of 2014 if you have not visited your top schools

Apply for financial aid at


January 1 st

Make final decisions by May 1 st , send in deposit

Schedule and take placement tests in May-June

Attend on-campus registration in the summer of 2015

Cap and Gown information

January 8 th , Josten’s is in the auditorium to distribute cap and gown information @ 9:15-


January 14-15 th , Josten’s will be collecting orders for caps and gowns during lunches .

Minimum of $60.00 is due at ordering. If order is $60.00 or less, payment in full is required.

Pick-up will be late April - TBD



For example:

Carpentry, Concrete



Electrician, Heating and Air


Plumbing, Roofing,

Tool & Die

WCTC has apprenticeship options - look under School of Applied Technologies

Do you have a connection at a company?

Do you have skills that employers are looking for?

Waukesha County is looking for skilled workers and employers are willing to train you on the job

Where do you start? The Workforce

Development Center at WCTC is a great place for resources.

See your counselor for an appointment to discuss your options!

Recruiters are available for every branch of the armed services for the students at


Schedule of lunch hour visits will be posted

Individual meetings can be set up to take place in Student

Services or at your home

See your counselor to help arrange a meeting and for options

Consider ROTC or NROTC programs vs enlisting

Be sure to watch for program deadlines.

Applications can be submitted October 1st

Application costs: $30

To learn more about the UW system schools, click the above picture.

To apply, click here: https://apply.wisconsin


Applications can be submitted from

September 1 st on, and the review of the applications begins


The sooner you apply, the better.

Take the ACT at


Deadline is

September 27th for the October

26th test date

Milwaukee National College Fair

Sunday September 28 th

Wisconsin Center Hall A

440 W. Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI


Admission: Free

Students can register by Smartphone

No smart phone:

37 states represented, hundreds of colleges and many breakout sessions available

To learn about each private college, click on the above picture, or use this link:

To apply to each private college, you should go to the school’s website.

Some of the private colleges are on the Common

Application Beloit, Carroll,

Marquette, Lawrence,

Northland, Ripon, St.


Go to the Common

Application at


Not sure where to start in your college search process especially if you want to go out of state?

How do you afford college?

Apply for financial aid through the federal government starting on

January 1 st , 2015

Average Costs Per Year

Technical College: $4000

Two Year College: $5000

4 year Public university: $18,000

Scholarships can help!

Keep watch on the West

Student Services webpage for updates on available scholarships.

Look on the individual college financial aid page for scholarships

Use a general scholarship search engine like

4 year Private university: $35,000

Visit the Waukesha West website to browse both national and local scholarships.


(formerly WISCareers)

CareerLocker is a comprehensive post-high school planning site

College searches

Career searches

Assessments (interest, skills, values, study skills)

Job searches



ACT, SAT, ASVAB test prep

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