Useful tool for college bound students: College Scorecard has info about costs, ACT score requirements, grad rates, % of students who come back for their 2nd year, % who graduate and final debt. Good tool to use for any school as you can use it for any state and public or private college (tech colleges too)!
All students considering a two or four-year college experience are reminded to take the ACT test during their junior year. Students can register for the ACT at
. When registering, students
need the HUHS school code, which is 500-850. Please remember to check the website to see if the college(s) your son or daughter is considering requires or recommends the ACT writing test. The test fee for the ACT is $52.00 and the ACT with Writing is $68.00. If you feel you cannot afford the test fee, please ask your child’s counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
HUHS is an ACT test center for most testing dates. The test dates for the 2019-20 school year are:
December 14, 2019 February 8, 2020 (NOT at HUHS)
April 4, 2020 June 13, 2020 July 18, 2020
Note: Please keep in mind all juniors are required by state law to take the ACT at the high school on March 3 (no cost to the student on March 3). When considering whether or not to sign up to take the February 8 or April 4 ACT, it may be best for students to take the March 3 test, then decide whether or not to retake the test in June or July based upon March results.
College Application Tip
Save the speech. Tell the tale. No need to stress out about the college application essay or be nervous if you think of it as a conversation or a story about yourself. You aren’t giving a speech to thousands of people but someone in the Admissions Office who really wants to hear it! The essay is a story that means something to you and if you are able to convey that meaning to Admissions, you’ve done the job.
If you’d like help with your college essay, English teachers are available in the Writing Center during 5
period Flex Tuesday through Thursday. Ms. Yu is available during Resource
in the Writing Center Tuesday through Friday.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 school year launched, October 1. The FAFSA assesses family finances to help determine your ability to pay for college.
The FAFSA is your primary tool to qualify for federal programs such as Pell grants, work-study programs, and loans. States and colleges also use the FAFSA to qualify students for local financial aid, as well as for school grants and scholarships
What is the status of my application?
This is a common question that we hear this time of year at the UW HELP office. Unfortunately, we are not able to see the status of an applicant's application. Two things that we can check for them are (1) whether or not the online application was submitted and (2) whether or not the application fee was paid. Since this is a frequently asked question we did work with our campuses to create a chart so students can have a better idea as to when they can anticipate hearing back from one of our 26 campuses - once all materials are received. This chart includes the date in which campuses will start reviewing a completed application and approximately how long that review process will take.
November Online Office Hours
UW HELP will once again be hosting several online office hours this month. During these sessions, we will walk through a few areas of the application where students may encounter issues. After that, we will open up the chat to answer specific student questions about their application. The online office hours will be held on either on a Tuesday or Wednesday this month (see below for dates and times). A link to access them will be posted on the home page