Counseling
Welcome to Woodlake High School's Counseling Page! 
 
Our mission is to provide parents, students, and the community with a wide range of resources and information in order to ensure that 100% of our students graduate from Woodlake High School ready for college or a career.  Parents are always welcome to come in and see a counselor.  It is recommended that you call the counseling office at (559) 564-3307 to schedule an appointment to ensure that there will be someone available to meet with you.
Below you will find several websites that will provide you with a variety of information on college and career readiness.  You will also find the SAT & ACT test dates for the 2016-2017 school year.  It is recommended that students take either test in the Spring of their junior year, and then again in the Fall of their senior year (no later than December) for college admissions.  Students start applying to colleges in their senior year, however it is essential that students start researching colleges beginning their freshman year.   Applications for UC/CSU's begin October 1 and close on November 30th of their senior year.


New Career Search Resource

COS


New 2016 Student Handbook:

Go to counseling Resources & Forms Page or Click Here to download a copy.


SAT Test Dates
(highlighted dates are offered in Woodlake):

U.S. registration dates and deadlines for 2016-17

Test Dates Test U.S. Registration Deadlines (Expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A.)
Regular
October 1, 2016 SAT & 
Subject Tests
September 1, 2016
November 5, 2016 SAT & 
Subject Tests
October 7, 2016
December 3, 2016 SAT & 
Subject Tests
November 3, 2016
January 21, 2017 SAT & 
Subject Tests
December 21, 2016
March 11, 2017 SAT only February 10, 2017
May 6, 2017 SAT & 
Subject Tests
April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests May 9, 2017

ACT Test Dates (highlighted dates are offered in Woodlake).

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5–18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14–20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4–17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6–19, 2017

ACT Web site: www.actstudent.org
This web site is where you go to register for ACT.  You may also access some test prep information from this site.

College Resources:

College Board Web site:www.collegeboard.org
This web site connects you to PSAT, SAT, and AP test prep information.  It is also where you register for SAT.  By creating a college board account you will have access to college planning tools along with college search engines. Learn how much it costs to attend a particular university or what the admission requirements are for a specific campus.


Post Secondary Education:
There are 4 levels of post-secondary education:

 

  1. California Community Colleges- to get more information on California Community colleges go to: www.cccapply.org.
  2. California State Universities (CSU) - to get more information on the CSU system go to: www.csumentor.edu.  
  3. University of California (UC) - to get more information on the UC system go to: www.universityofcalifornia.edu.
  4. Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU, also known as private colleges) - to get more information on Private system go to: www.aiccu.org.

 

CSU Mentor Website:

www.csumentor.edu
CSU Mentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSU Mentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission. CSU Mentor has four sections that are important for students to be successful in preparing for college. Under the "Plan for College" tab, students are able to map their college path as early as the 6th grade and follow their plan through high school, and community college. Students will learn about the CSU requirements, tests, and application deadlines. The"Explore Campuses" tab allows students to determine which campus is best for them based on interests and needs. The "Apply Online" tab is the standard CSU application process that all campuses use for admission.Students must submit this online application during the announced application filing periods in order to be considered for admission to the campus of their choice. Once a student submits an application,campuses communicate with the student directly and inform them of upcoming deadlines. The "Financial Aid" tab describes the different types of financial aid available and provides students with information on how to apply for aid. Students that want to be considered for financial aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) by the March 2nd priority deadline.