College & Career

WOHS College + Career Center

Student Services (Bldg. 800), Room 802

The College and Career Center's mission is to engage, equip, and empower our students by helping them:
Build a Competitive Student Profile
- Navigate the College Selection + Application Process
- Brainstorm + Edit College Essays
- Identify School-to-Career Paths
Explore Military Opportunities

Contact
Mrs. Brooke Maroth, College + Career Specialist
email: [email protected] 
*use link in sidebar to schedule an appointment online


SCOIR
SCOIR (pronounced "score") is our college and career planning tool for all students beginning in 9th grade. SCOIR is a resource students and families can use to help determine if a school is an academic fit, search college majors, and virtually explore college campuses. ALL Students should register and connect to their SCOIR account. 

SCOIR is also the platform students will use to register for any on campus college representative visit they would like to attend.

SCOIR Resources
Student Registration
Video overview of SCOIR 
Student + Parent Information Flyers


Workshops

The CCC hosts a variety of workshops during lunch to help students through the college application process, learn about scholarships, explore military options, and discover career pathways.

Following the CCC Instagram page (@WOHS_CCC) is the best way for students to get 
information about upcoming workshops.

Are you a local trade or technical career professional?  
The CCC is looking for members of our local community to share their experience and insight to our students who choose a career pathway other than college.
Please 
email Brooke Maroth, WOHS College + Career Specialist,  if you would be willing to volunteer. 


College Visits

Each year, over 100 college representatives will visit the WOHS campus during the school day for informative presentations with our students. Students should activate their SCOIR account and RSVP using SCOIR for all college visits they wish to attend. 

Click here for more information +  college visit schedule. 


College Matrix Tool

The college matrix is a helpful tool for students and parents to make informed decisions on whether a college is an academic fit based on GPA and testing trends from the school's previous year admitted students.

Florida Public Universities -2022 Matrix
Florida Private Colleges & Universities -2022 Matrix


Common App Support

Be Common App ready! Over 1,000 college and universities use Common App for admissions applications and "how to's" about Common App are some of the most frequently asked questions in the CCC. 
» Download a copy of 2022-23 "Guide to the Common App"

The Common App resource site is also an excellent tool to help answer questions and guide students and their families through the process of getting to know Common App and how the application works. The CCC is always open to students for Common App support. 
» Click here to be redirected to Common App's resources. 


Teacher + Counselor Recommendations

Students should download, print, and complete recommendation profile forms for each teacher and/or guidance counselor they wish to secure a recommendation from. Be sure to make copies for every recommender as well as the student's personal records. It is the student's responsibility to deliver the forms to each recommender. 
*Students are strongly encouraged to give teachers and guidance counselors at least 2 weeks advance notice to complete their recommendation letter. 

Teacher Profile
Counselor Profile
*Paper copies are also available in the Student Services office.


Essay Information + Resources

The college essay on Common App, Coalition App, and most internal college applications is an opportunity for students to share who they are and what they will bring to a school's campus. Most colleges require at least one essay/personal statement and is the part of the application students are likely to spend the most amount of time on.

Students should plan to dedicate a considerable amount of time brainstorming, writing, editing, asking for feedback, making corrections, and fine tuning their essay. Keep in mind most "competitive" colleges will require more than one writing supplement so planning ahead is essential.

FREE Essay Writing Resources

College Essay Guy: How To Write A College Essay Guide
College Essay Guy: FREE Guide to Personal Statement 
College Essay Guy: Application Hub Resources
35+ Best College Essay Tips


Military Academy Information

Military academy acceptance is a rigorous process and, while not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to start preparing during early in their junior year. 

» Download 2022 Guide to US Military Academies

US Naval Academy
Admissions Information
Class of 2024 Admissions Profile

US Air Force Academy
Admissions Information

US Military Academy - West Point 
Admissions Information

Looking for a nomination for to a U.S. Service Academy? Contact Congresswoman Val Demings’ office for a nomination to a service academy. 
2022 Nomination Guidelines Brochure (pdf) 
2022 US Service Academy Nomination Application


FAQ's

How can I get a copy of my transcript or send it to a college?

When applying through Common App, students will submit their guidance counselor's name in the application portal,  their guidance counselor will be notified through Common App  and then internally attach the student's transcript to their Common App profile. 

If a school does not use Common App the student must request their transcript using our "Transcript Request" page or come to Student Services to fill out a paper request form from the Guidance support Staff. Electronic transcript requests can ONLY be sent to Florida Public Colleges/Universities (free of charge). Hard copy transcript requests are $2.00 each; cash not accepted, must pay thru School Pay. (link in side bar or on our "Transcript Request" page).
Visit the WOHS Transcript Request page

How do I submit my SAT/ACT scores to the college(s) I am applying to?
Colleges require official scores be sent directly from CollegeBoard or ACT. This can be done by logging into your CollegeBoard/ACT account and requesting your scores be sent to the colleges/universities of your choice.

Where can I find scholarships + when should I start applying?
There are many websites with scholarship information. You can start with our School Website, under Student Services, then Scholarships. You can also utilize Naviance through your LaunchPad account, fastweb.com, raise.me, and myscholly.com

You should apply for scholarships as soon as they are available and you are eligible.

What is FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form annually prepared by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for financial aid. 
The FAFSA opens on October 1st of a student's senior year. ALL seniors need to apply to complete this free application as it is a necessary step in qualifying for all need-based scholarships and grants. Although you may feel that you do not qualify for financial aid, many grants, scholarships, and schools require the FAFSA to be be completed. Also, many colleges, universities, and career schools use your FAFSA information to award state and college aid. The process is free. Never pay to apply for federal financial aid.

» 
Click here for more information and to apply for the FAFSA.

What is Bright Futures?
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to Florida public colleges and universities to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement regardless of financial need. 

» Click here for the Bright Futures Scholarship Handbook

Should I take Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment (DE) courses?
There is no right or wrong choice, there is just what is "better" for each individual student. Colleges are looking for well-rounded students that challenge themselves in their coursework - this can include both AP and DE courses. It is considered best practice to contact the college(s) you are applying to and ask their admissions office what they prefer.

What are the requirements for Dual Enrollment +  how to I apply?
Click here for WOHS Dual Enrollment information.

When should I start taking the SAT/ACT? 
Students should typically begin taking the SAT/ACT the winter/early spring of their Junior year.

When should I start looking for colleges and visiting them?
Students should start narrowing down their college choice the beginning of their Junior year and start visiting them the following Spring. Visiting a school while it is in session, taking a student led tour, and meeting with an admissions counselor will help a student and their family best determine if the school is a personal fit. 


»  WALK IN HOURS «

The CCC is open for walk ins during A or B lunch or after school until 2:45 pm

»CLICK TO SCHEDULE« 
APPOINTMENT

Appointments are required for students and should be scheduled during an elective or before/after school.

PARENTS, as it is our goal to empower and equip each student, your student needs to be present for all appointments in the CCC

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Essay Support «

Students can share essays with Mrs. Maroth for proofreading and review in a Google doc with editing access and their name as the essay title.
Please send at least 3 days prior to a deadline.

» HELPFUL LINKS «

College Visits
Click here for schedule.

Common App Support

Transcript Request

Transcript Pay Link

Test Dates + Registration
SAT + College Board
ACT

Recommendations
Teacher Profile
Counselor Profile
*Paper copies are available in the Student Services office.

Resume Help

Click link to download + print
Resume Template

Scholarships