College Resources & Information
College Newsletters are published regularly. They include videos, links, events, and how to's.
If you would like a volunteer mentor to work with you to figure out your next steps beyond Wilson and help you apply for those opportunities, please request an Aspire application from Kelly Milford.
College FAQs for Seniors
Your questions answered! Make an appointment with the College & Career Center for more info.
Q: How do I send my transcripts to colleges?
A: You enter your college into Maia Learning under “Colleges I am Applying To” . “Walk through the questions and request transcript” is one of the options. Do not forget to specify how you are applying to the school!
Q: How do I send my SAT/ACT scores to a college?
A: Order and send official test transcripts by logging into your CollegeBoard or ACT.org account.
Q: How do I request a letter of recommendation?
A: Review the Letter of Recommendation process here
Q: Why aren’t my AP Exams showing on my transcript?
A: We do not add AP scores to your high school transcript. Like other test scores, you will order official transcripts from the CollegeBoard be sent to the college you will attend as proof for credit.
Q: How do I find Scholarships?
A: Well, this is a big question -
Watch for emails from the College & Career Center and announcements in the Bulletin for local scholarships.
Use scholarship search websites to locate and sift through scholarships (Scholarships.com, BigFuture, GoingMerry, Raise.me)
Attend scholarship workshops at Wilson when offered
FairTest Searchable database of Accredited Colleges and Universities That Do Not Use ACT/SAT Scores: More than 1000 four-year colleges and universities do not use the SAT or ACT to admit substantial numbers of bachelor-degree applicants. For the searchable database, click here: http://fairtest.org/university/optional.
OSAC Scholarships: The Oregon Student Access Commission is a clearinghouse for over 500 scholarships for Oregon students. By completing their application, you can apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant and up to 20 scholarships including two for Portland Public School students and three specifically for Wilson seniors. The OSAC application will be available in early November; stay tuned for more information.
Scholarship Searches: There are a number of free scholarship search services available to you. You complete a profile, the search engine runs it against a huge body of scholarships, you receive notification of scholarships that match your profile. This can be very helpful, it allows you to sort through a huge database and focus on the scholarships that match your interests and background. The sites we recommend for your search are: Fastweb, or Scholarshipexperts.com. Again be sure to take advantage of our volunteers and editors to help. Get started and good luck!
Check out this February 2021 presentation: Filing the OSAC and Finding Scholarships