Utah College Application Week

Utah College Application Week

 

October 12-13, 2023

Please complete the tasks below to participate

 

STEP 1: CREATE A KEYS TO SUCCESS ACCOUNT

  • Use the Keys to Success app or website to create an account. You will use this account to submit college application. https://www.ktsutah.org/
  • Write down your login information so you don't forget it.
  • Explore the app/website and learn what features are available

 

STEP 2: SET UP YOUR PARCHMENT ACCOUNT (to send transcripts)

  • Check your dsd email account for an email from parchment.com. You should have received an email on September 18, 2023 with instructions for creating your account.
  • You will use Parchment to send your high school transcript to all of the colleges you apply to.
  • Important notes:
    • When you login to parchment, replace your student email address (dsd) with a personal email address. Your dsd email address will be disabled after you graduate.
    • Have your transcripts sent directly to the colleges you applied to. Some colleges have more than one campus. Make sure you check the address and send it to the campus you are applying to.

 

STEP 3: STATUS SWITCH (for Weber State CE Students)

  • If you have taken any CE classes for college credit, please complete the status switch. This is all you need to do to apply to be a full time student next fall. Please complete this action, even if you are not planning to attend Weber State. Please complete this action now, even if you are taking CE courses next semester.

    1. Login to your Weber State portal at https://weber.edu/
    2. Click on the "Admissions" tab on the left sidebar
    3. Click on the Status Switch icon (or search for "status switch" and complete the form)
    4. Select YES, you will be attending WSU for the upcoming fall, even if you're not sure. You can defer scholarships after you receive them.

 

STEP 3: APPLY TO COLLEGES

 

STEP 4: SEND TRANSCRIPTS

  • Login to your Parchment account and follow the steps to send transcripts to the schools you have applied to. If you have not yet set up your Parchment account, you will need to do that first. Use the link in your email to setup the account if you haven't already done so.

 

STEP 4: CREATE A FSA ID (first step to filling out the FAFSA)

 

STEP 5: EXPLORE SCHOLARSHIPS

  • There's not a right or wrong way to do this. You can explore scholarships at the colleges you are applying to, or you can explore private scholarships. 
    • Check out Mrs. McMillan's Scholarships Page on the LHS website by clicking here
    • Check out our district scholarship database, filled with awards students in our district receive each year. Click here.

STEP 6: COMPLETE THIS SHORT SURVEY

 click here complete the survey

 

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Activities

If you are not interested in working on applications, you can choose from the activities listed below

 

Activity 1: Use Keys to Success to explore college and career options

Click here to create a Keys to Success account and begin exploring!

 

Activity 2: Take a Career Assessment - "Reality Check"

Explore Careers that fit with your desired lifestyle - click here

 

Activity 2: Learn about filling out job applications

Good information here
 

Activity 3: Build a resume

Use this online tool to create a resume for your job applications. Click here

 

Activity 4: Explore Career Options

Login to your YouScience account and complete some of the brain games, or explore "best fit" careers based on your results.

 

Activity 5: Look at Jobs that are Currently Available in Utah

Click Here to access the Utah Department of Workforce Services website

 

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Other Helpful Resources

Upcoming Application Deadlines: click here

 

NCAA Registration and Requirements: click here

 

Start Filling our the FAFSA (application for federal aid): click here

 

College Application Worksheets: click here

 

"What's Next" Information Sheet: click here