Utah College Application Week

Utah College Application Week

 

October 19 - 20, 2021

Please complete the tasks below to participate

 

Task 1: Apply to Colleges

Click on the links below to apply to Utah colleges, or search the web for the application for out of state colleges. Use the fee waiver codes, if applicable. Remember to choose the UNDERGRADUATE application. If a fee waiver code is available, it is listed next to the link. Codes are only good through the month of October.

BYU, BYU Idaho, BYU Hawaii, BYU Pathways, or Ensign College 

  • application fee: $35

Davis Technical College (DTC)

  • application fee waived during UCAW, no code needed

Dixie State University

  • fee waiver code: dsu2022    

Salt Lake Community College

  • no application fee

Snow College   

  • fee waiver code: UCAW22 

Southern Utah University   

  • application fee waived during UCAW, no code needed

Utah State University

  • application fee: $50

Utah State Eastern

  • application fee: $50

Utah Valley University

  • application fee: $35 - can waive the fee if application is submitted at open house
  • open house: November 4th from 6-8pm at Davis High School

University of Utah

  • fee waiver code: UTAHUCAW22
  • in the "My College" section of the common app, respond to the school-specific fee waiver question by selecting UCAW in the dropdown menu. Then enter then code.

Weber State University (use this link ONLY if you are NOT a CE student)

  • application fee: $30

Westminster

  • no application fee

Western Wyoming Community College

  • no application fee

 


Task 2: CE Status Switch (for Weber State concurrent enrollment students)

If you have taken any CE classes for college credit, please complete the status switch. This is all you need to to do apply to be a full time student next fall.

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.
 

Task 3: Order Your Transcripts in PARCHMENT

  1. Locate the email you received from Parchment.com on September 17, 2021.
  2. Click on the box in the email that says, "Finish setting up your Parchment Account"
  3. IMPORTANT! Replace the email address with your personal email address because your dsd email has been used to create this account, and it is not a permanent email address.  After graduation, you will no longer have access to your dsd email. ALSO, please verify that your birthday is correct. Some are wrong.
  4. Create a password
  5. Complete the account information
  6. Follow directions to order a transcript, the transcript will be sent electronically to the destination of your choice. You will use this option for most schools.

If you can not find the email from Parchment, click here to manually enter the information.

If you need a transcript printed out for scholarships or other purposes (only if an electronic transcript is not accepted), please have one sent to the counseling office for you to pick up by doing the following:

  1. Under "select a destination" click on "yourself or another individual"
  2. Under "delivery method" click on "electronic delivery (email)"
  3. Unclick the box next to "I am sending this order to myself"
  4. Fill out the rest as follows:
    1. Destination Name: LHS
    2. Attention Name: Mrs. Wall
    3. Recipient email: jewall@dsdmail.net
    4. Retype email: jewall@dsdmail.net
  5. Follow directions to complete your order
  6. Come to the counselors office to pick up printed transcript
Note: if you didn't request for ACT to send your scores to the colleges you applied to, you will need to log in to the ACT website and have them sent. Click here to login to ACT's website. 
 

Task 4: Take the Student Survey (Required)

Complete the UCAW survey by scanning this code. When you have completed the survey, use the page at the end as your ticket to choose SWAG in the training room at the end of the class period. If you are participating virtually, visit Ben Harpster in the Career Center after UCAW to redeem your SWAG.

If you don't have a phone to scan the code, click here to take the survey


Task 5: Explore Scholarships and Financial Aid

Click here to find scholarship and financial aid information, including a link to the district scholarship database, and links to other popular scholarships among Layton High students.
 
You can also click here to begin building your scholarship resume
 

Task 6: Create a FSA ID (for the FAFSA)

We recommend that EVERY student complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

Follow these instructions to complete the FIRST step to completing the FAFSA: creating an FSA ID.

Then, attend one of our FAFSA nights to complete the application: October 25 or December 7 from 5-7 p.m.

Click here to get started

First page of the PDF file: FSAID


Task 7: Update your 4-year plan on mydsd

Login to your mydsd account and click on the "academics" tab at the top. Click on "CCR 4-year plan". Complete or update the information to help your counselor connect you with information and events that are relevant to your college and career goals. Click here to login to mydsd.

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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: Practice filling out a job application

Learn about how to apply for a job, and practice filling out an application click 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

Use the "Launch my Career" tool to learn everything you need to know about how to have your desired career.

Use the "My Next Move" tool to help you narrow down your career choice.

 

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 College Open House Events: click here

 

NCAA Registration and Requirements: click here

 

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

 

Application Deadlines and Scholarship Indexes for Utah Colleges: click here

 

College Application Worksheets: click here

 

"What's Next" Information Sheet: click here

 

Air Force information and Application: click here

 

Air Force LEAD application (for students already enrolled in the Air Force): click here