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UCAW

Utah College Application Week


Complete Each Task Below

 

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 on the board, if applicable.

BYU, BYU Idaho, or LDS Business College

Davis Technical College (DTC)

Dixie State University

Salt Lake Community College

Snow College

Southern Utah University

Utah State University/ Utah State Eastsern

Utah Valley University

University of Utah

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

Westminster

Western Wyoming Community College

 

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

If you think there is ANY chance you will attend Weber State, please complete the status switch:

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 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

  1. Locate the email from parchment.com in your student email
  2. Click on the green box that says, "Finish setting up your Parchment Account"
  3. 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.
  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.
  7. 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. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html

 

Task 4: Take the Student Survey

Complete the UCAW survey at the following link. This is important. Just do it. https://ushe.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9YMRRYnJawckxpz?RID=MLRP_eXLVZCjjxlfwHxr&Q_CHL=email

 

Task 5: Explore Scholarships and Financial Aid

Click on this link to find lots of helpful scholarship and financial aid information, including a link to the district scholarship database, and links to other popular scholarships among Layton High students.
 
 

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

LHS counselors recommend that EVERY student apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), even if you think you won't qualify.  There are many other ways to receive money that require a FAFSA application, such as various private and institutional scholarships.  Follow these instructions to complete the FIRST step to completing the FAFSA: creating an FSA ID:

  1. Go to  https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
  2. Create a SIMPLE safe key (examples: 1111, 1234, etc) to save progress and login on multiple computers
  3. Use a PERMANENT email address (NOT your dsd email). Do NOT use a parent's email, or anyone else's.  It must be yours.
  4. Register your mobile phone for password recovery.

 

Task 7: Update your 4-year plan on mydsd

Follow the link to update your information about colleges you applied to, college majors, and career goals.  This will help your counselor get you information about scholarships, camps, and programs that would be of interest to you. https://mydsd.davis.k12.ut.us/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f

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Activities

If you are not interested in working on applications,

you can choose from the activities below

 

Activity 1: Practice filling out a job application

 

Activity 2: Build a resume

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Other Helpful Resources

 

NCAA Registration and Requirements:

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/how-registerNCAA

 

Start Filling our the FAFSA (application for federal aid)

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out

 

Helpful tips for applying for scholarships

https://stepuputah.com/files/StepUpScholarshipResumeCompressed.pdf