Upcoming Events and Important Dates
College Visits to West
These will be in the cafeteria during lunchtime, and in E11 during Academy Time.
Please sign up for ONLY the visits you are seriously considering using the bulletin board outside the cafeteria or the links below. You do not need to sign up for lunch visits as institutions will have tables in the lunchroom.
To attend an Academy Time visit, you must sign up at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled visit. Because a majority of colleges are test-optional and have minimum requirements of a 2.25 GPA OR a 21 ACT, our West High students must also have these minimums in order to sign up. Why? Because this short group time is during Academy Time you need to be on target for graduation and to apply to these colleges. When a community college visits, you must be on track to graduate.
Please also note that signing up to meet with these colleges does not guarantee that your teacher will allow you to miss a portion of their class. Your teacher will have final approval to release you from class on your requested visit with a college.
To sign up for a visit and be sent a pass, please sign up here.
Other Important Dates
Thursday, September 22nd- Apply Kansas College Fair 9:27-12:16
-A great way to explore colleges, apply, and begin your FSA ID all in one day!
Saturday, October 1st- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens (See financial aid tab for more information)
Tuesday, October 4th- FAFSA Completion Day at West High
-Come to E11 with your computer, social security number, parent tax return information from 2021, and student tax return information from 2022 or W-2 if applicable. The earlier students file, the better! This can be up to $6,495 FREE MONEY per year for further education.
Wednesday, October 5th- The College Funding Coach presentation 2:30-3:10 pm. A great resource for information to pay for post-secondary education. Open to students and parents/guardians of juniors and seniors. Sign up here.
Thursday, October 6th- FAFSA night in E11 5:30-7:00
Monday, November 1st- Deadline for many big institutional scholarships. Check your college of interest for specific deadlines.