Post-Secondary Planning Night January 2021


Welcome to WL’s Virtual Post-Secondary Planning Night! This year we moved our whole presentation to a virtual format. Resources that would typically be covered in an in-person presentation can be found on this page. Counseling has created a series of 9 videos  for 11th grade students and families to view at your leisure. Each video is also accompanied by a written transcript if you prefer to read. Additional links & resources are also available for some added content.

Please note: if you click on the header of each video, it will take you to a written transcript or talking points of the video.

Additional opportunities:

  • Live Q & A for students/families for after you view the videos:
    • Tuesday, 2/2; 11:30am-12:30pm (you do not need to join for the whole hour)
    • Thursday, 2/4; 7:00pm – 8:00pm (you do not need to join for the whole hour)
  • 11th grade students can join Ms. Catino for office hours on Mondays from 10:50 am-11:50 am to answer student questions. Link to join is on the homepage of their counselors’ canvas course.
  • 1/28/21; 7:00 pm: Admission panel discussion (link to join will be sent on 1/28).

Video 1: Introduction Script


Video 2: Naviance Script

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Video 3: Prepping for Success Script

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Video 4: Testing Script

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Click to see WL’s College Admissions Testing web page

Colleges are beginning to announce their policy on testing for next year. A few who have extended for the class of 2022:

Williams, Columbia, The University of California School System, Tufts, Northwestern, Brown, Emory, NYU, Univ of VT, Washington University in St. Louis, Ohio State, Wellesley, Oberlin, Claremont McKenna, Emory, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Video 5: Junior Year Script

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Please note: Students who miss school to do a college visit will go through attendance while we are in a virtual format (no form required). Parents/guardians can reach out to attendance  in advance letting them know of the visit. It will be an excused absence.

Rising Senior Summer Checklist (English & Spanish)

College Research Guide (English & Spanish)

WLHS campus visit checklist (English & Spanish)

How to Choose a College: A Step by Step Guide from the College Essay Guy

College Board College Planning: 11th Grade

College Board 11th Grade Parent Action Plan

Virtual campus tours  

College Board college search

Common Application

Coalition for College Access


Video 6: Senior Year Script

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College Board Timeline 12th Grade

College Board 12th Grade Parent Action Plan


Video 7: Additional Options Script

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Click here to see WLs Gap Year web page

Click here to see WLs Military & ROTC web page


Video 8: NOVA Pathway (please note: this video was made for our current seniors. Dates will not apply to juniors)


Video 9: Advice from our Seniors

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*due to the file size, this video is shared in google drive and students must be logged into APS accounts to view, we apologize for any inconvenience