College Resource Page

Planning for College is not a simple process, but it is well worth the time and effort it takes. As a student at West Chicago Community High School, you have already been presented with choices and questions from your Counselor about your interests, career plans and educational goals. These are important things to think about before you look for a specific College. Once you are ready to look for specific colleges to contact and/or apply to, your Counselor can be of significant help to you.

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead, so you should refer also to our Financial Aid page and an additional site we have found helpful called “ Managing College Cost”. This site has many helpful and informative (and free) video seminars. Ask your Counselor for more information on this site and how to register through our site license.

Transcript Requests

To send a transcript to any College, we must have your written permission. Click below for a printable transcript release form. Fill out the form, sign it, and then mail it (by regular US mail) to the school address (326 Joliet St., West Chicago, IL 60185) or bring it in to your counselor. 

WCCHS students and graduates also have the option to submit their transcripts electronically via Parchment. 

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission

The ISACorps' main mission is to expand ISAC’s college access and outreach programs and services to help students navigate the process of applying to and entering college. Often an ISAC representative will have office hours in the College Career Center.  This person can help with everything from choosing colleges, majors, and careers to filling out the college and FAFSA applications and figuring out how to pay for college. Check with Mrs. Goti in the College Career Center for available appointment times.

The Common Application

  1. The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to over 500 member colleges and universities. While some colleges and universities are exclusive to Common App, others give you a choice between the Common App or the school's individual application, and many schools (such as the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign) do not utilize the Common App at all. Please see your counselor to determine the best option or for help with the process. 

Illinois Public Universities

The links below can also be helpful in contacting individual schools, or doing a search to identify schools that might be good for you. Of course, it's always a good idea to contact your counselor.
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