March 6, 2017

EOF Programs - Great College Program for Families that Qualify

If you and your family are in financial need and gross income fall within the criteria below; consider applying to an EOF program in the college that you are choosing.

The application process varies between schools.

How do I Apply for EOF?

1. Apply to a participating New Jersey college or university
Students must apply and be accepted to a New Jersey college or university that participates in the EOF program.

2. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Every student who wants to apply for the EOF grant must file a FAFSA. The FAFSA is available through high schools, colleges or by calling the toll-free hotline number at HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistant Authority)
1-800-792-8670. The FAFSA is also available online at 

3. Contact the EOF director
There is an EOF campus director at every college and university participating in the EOF program and each college/university has its own specific criteria for EOF admission and program participation. Students must contact the EOF director at the institution they wish to attend for specific admissions information and requirements for participation in the EOF program.

WHS Guidance Tip: Apply early. The earlier you apply, the better chances for you to get accepted. 

Kean University EEO/EOF Instant Decision Day - Friday, March 17th

If you are or have applied to Kean University and qualify for EOF, take advantage of Kean's EEO/EOF Instant Decision Day.

February 24, 2017

Summer Pre-College Programs and Enrichment Programs - Register Now

If you are interested in taking college courses or participate in an enrichment summer camp, now is the time to register. Many of these programs have deadlines that are quickly approaching or need a letter of recommendation to apply.
Visit for a list of different programs.

February 10, 2017

Seniors, Show Us Your Acceptance Letters!! #BarronGoals

Seniors, bring your college acceptance letters to guidance and get a chance to win an award. We are also accepting letters from trade schools. These letters will then be posted on a bulletin board by the main office. 

January 26, 2017

Seniors Complete FAFSA Now

Message from The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority and the New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 

Because many colleges and universities give priority consideration and award packages to students who complete their FAFSA by January 31, HESAA and NJASFAA would like you to remind your senior class that the 2017 ‒ 2018 FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible. Although many of your students may have already completed the FAFSA, others still have not. Processing can take several weeks. The earlier your seniors apply, the earlier they can make informed decisions about their college selection. 

To complete the FAFSA, visit

To view help/informational videos on FAFSA and loans, visit

January 19, 2017

Hispanic Student College Institute at Montclair University - Open to Class of 2018 and 2019

Montclair State University earned its Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation in March 2016 and, in doing so, became the largest four-year HSI designee in New Jersey. In celebration of Montclair State’s new status, and in keeping with our commitment to educating Hispanic students, the University is hosting a Hispanic Student College Institute for high school juniors and seniors who identify as Hispanic.

When: August 1-3, 2017

Where: Montclair State University

Cost: Free.  There is no cost to students for participating in the Institute.

As participants in the Institute, students will:
-          Live on campus in a beautiful residence hall
-          Engage in career exploration and goal setting initiatives
-          Participate in workshops on topics related to the college search and application process, including mock interviews, creating a resume, making the most of your college visits, financial aid literacy and application essay writing.
-          Interact and network with Montclair State student leaders, faculty, staff and alumni
-          Engage in discussions around social justice, issues facing the Hispanic community in New Jersey, and students’ concerns about college
-          Hear from inspirational guest speakers and panelists
-          Attend a college-fair style event to learn about Montclair State’s 300 majors, minors and concentrations
-          Be eligible for scholarships
-          Develop leadership and public speaking skills
-          Earn a certificate of completion for inclusion on their resumes and college applications

Academically committed students who identify as Hispanic are encouraged to apply when the application becomes available in January 2017.

For more information, contact Jordanna Maziarz, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, at


January 18, 2017

Rutgers mini Med School - Signup Deadline: Sat. Jan. 28th

Open to Juniors and Seniors

Registration ~ Tuition: $125.00 Includes all nine educational sessions. Early registration is requested.
Space is limited and will be filled as applications are received. To ensure your seat, your online registration must be received by Saturday, January 28th.

January 9, 2017

Project Connections - Middlesex County College

If you are a junior or senior with a learning disability and are interested in attending Middlesex County College, take advantage of one of these informational nights. 

December 22, 2016

Difference Between Early Decision and Early Action

Many students are not sure what the difference is between early decision and early action and the pros and cons. Read collegeboard's and NCAC's articles to get a better idea and see your counselor if you are still unsure which option you should choose.

Early Decision vs Early Action

December 15, 2016

College of St. Elizabeth Instant Decision at WHS

The College of St. Elizabeth will be having an Instant Decision Day. Below is the criteria to be considered. If you are interested, you must sign up with your guidance counselor by January 18th.

- Students fill out the application in person
- No application fee
- Min. 2.5 GPA
- Min. 900 on the new SAT score (on the new scale)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay