Above Nav Container

Utility Container

Search Trigger (Container)

Button (Container)

Mobile Menu Trigger (container)

Off Canvas Navigation Container

Close Trigger (container)

Search


"Our college guidance counselor provided us with a specific, personalized, and structured approach to the college application process. I'm thankful for the help provided throughout the whole process of applying, from start to finish."

- Wilberforce US Student

Forms & Resources

College Guidance Handbook

The College Guidance Handbook is a comprehensive guide to college admissions at The Wilberforce School. It is updated annually.

General College Guidance Online Resources

Book suggestions, online search engines, and key websites to assist you in the college search:

Admissions Advice


Book Suggestions

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward Fiske (updated annually)
  • Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope
  • Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni
  • Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College by Andrew Ferguston
  • Acceptance by David Marcus
  • College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step by Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde
  • How to Be a High School Superstar by Cal Newport
  • 21 ‘To Do’ Lists for High School by Valerie Pierce


College Search Websites


Standardized Testing Websites


Standardized Testing, Study Resources & Diagnostic Tests


Scholarship Resources & Search Engines


Local Scholarship Programs

Teacher Recommendations

Most colleges require two teacher recommendations as a part of the application. We strongly encourage students to request recommendations from teachers before the end of Junior year. This allows teachers to write recommendations over the summer. If a teacher agrees to write a recommendation, please complete the Teacher Recommendation Questionnaire and return it to the teacher. For more information on the recommendation process, see page 12 of the College Guidance Handbook.

Junior Questionnaire

Click Here to download the questionnaire for all Juniors to complete by January 15, 2017. Please submit completed forms to Mrs. Antlitz.

Tips for Visiting College Campuses

Download our Tips for Visiting College Campuses here.

Download our College Campus Visit Score Card here.

Test Optional / Flexible Schools

A list of schools that offer test optional or test flexible requirements for admission. For more information on test optional colleges, visit www.fairtest.org.

Recommended Reading

Books:

  • Colleges that Change Lives, by Loren Pope
  • Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, by Frank Bruni
  • Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College, by Andrew Ferguson
  • Acceptance, by David Marcus
  • College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, by Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde
  • How to Be a High School Superstar, by Cal Newport

GuidedPath

Beginning in Junior Year, students are given access to GuidedPath, a website designed to help students research colleges and manage the application process.

Students are responsible for updating GuidedPath in order to inform the guidance counselor of their progress as build their college interest list and begin applications.
Parents are also given an account through GuidedPath to see their student’s activity. Parents are responsible for filling out the Parent Questionnaire located in the Surveys section.

Log On to GuidedPath Here.

Powered by Finalsite