October 23, 2016

Elks Scholarship Application Deadline: November 30th

Elks application must be submitted online by November 30th. Please make sure to look over the application to know the requirements. Every senior should absolutely try turning one in! Scholarship ranges from $1,000 - $50,000. Every year many Woodbridge High School seniors win an award. 

For the application and to learn more information, visit their website at enf.elks.org/mvs

Also don't forget to check other scholarship opportunities under the Guidance tab.  

October 20, 2016

Middlesex County Arts High - October 25, 2016 - 1:00 pm 15th

The Middlesex County Arts High School Administrator will be coming on Tuesday, October 25th at 1:00 pm to speak to all students who are interested in learning more about their Arts program. The program is geared to any student who is interested in working with a professional in the visual, literacy, and performing arts and wants to improve in their chosen art form. The information session will explain the program and answer any questions you might have. For some classes you can even receive college credit! See your counselor for a pass.

Visit https://www.artsandedcenter.org/ for additional information.

September 28, 2016

Seniors - Things to Consider Doing Now

  1.  Send SAT scores to the schools you are interested in applying to. Go to www.collegeboard.org, view and send scores.
  2. Complete FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA needs to be completed to qualify for loans,  grants, and scholarships. Financial aid is given to students entering college or trade schools. 
  3. Start college/trade school applications - Students with free/reduced lunch can apply to some schools for free using the waiver codes found on their CollegeBoard accounts.
  4. Complete Rave sheets. See your counselor for a copy. Once the sheets are completed, make copies to give to two teachers and your guidance counselor.
  5. Tell your counselor when you have completed a school's application. Your transcript and letters of recommendation will be sent to the school. You can also request the transcript be sent sooner. 
  6. Throughout the process, you can continue visiting schools.
  7. Scholarships - Start with local scholarships. Some are posted on the Guidance tab on WHS website. Niche, Cappex, and Scholly are good sites/app. Also check with scholarships from the school you are considering attending. 
Important Dates

October 1st -  Start the FAFSA. 

October 13th at 6:30 pm - Financial aid night at Colonia High School 

October 19th - SAT in school. Practice online. Some suggested sites are listed on this blog. 

September 22, 2016

Financial Aid for the Senior Class - FAFSA Go

NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 FAFSA Completion Assistance program. 

The flyers below will direct you to the www.hesaa.org/pages/njfafsago.aspx website.  You will find YouTube videos on how to file the FAFSA, information on how to create a FSAid (Federal Student Aid ID), and the 8 step instructions needed to file the FAFSA.   Families will also find information on "what you will need to start your FAFSA" and the direct link to the FAFSA.   

The 2017-2018 FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2016. 

FAFSA Go Flyer English
FAFSA Go Flyer Spanish

September 1, 2016

Seniors Currently Registering for the SAT

Attention Seniors,

If you are registering for any incoming SAT, please click NO, when asked if you would like to register for the WHS SAT School Day. The district will register you for the October 19th SAT.

To help you better prepare, take advantage of the SAT links posted on this blog.

Any questions, please contact the Guidance Department.

August 25, 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

Definition of Admission Options

Register for the October SAT by September 1st

The registration deadline for the October SAT test date is September 1st. If you have free or reduced lunch, you can obtain a fee waiver at guidance. Click on the link below for future dates.


May 9, 2016

Middlesex County College Has Scholarships - Apply Now!

If you are an upcoming Middlesex County College freshman, you can win a scholarship through MCC. Many have deadlines, apply today!  You must contact Ms. Pamela Hedberg to create an account.

Pamela C. Hedberg
Scholarship Program Specialist

April 19, 2016

College/Career Access Institute for Students with Learning Disabilities and other Disabilities - July 11 - July 15

Advancing Opportunities’ (AO) College/Career Access Institute will deliver education and training to students with learning disabilities, and other disabilities, for accessing and succeeding in postsecondary careers and college opportunities at Middlesex County College this summer from July 11th-15th.  

The goal of the Institute is to empower, educate, and engage secondary school students in achieving their academic and career goals.  The program approach is that of high expectations for every student, and delivers a personalized learning environment, opportunities for students to make academic and real-world connections, and gives students a view of wonderful post-secondary experiences.  The 5-day Institute encourages students with disabilities to keep on track in school with a focus on the future and an understanding of high quality support for accomplishing their goals. The Institute incorporates the attributes of one- to-one college coaching and the natural support of the cohort experience http://www.cpofnj.org/college_coaching.   

The following are some of the highlights of the topics covered in the coursework.

  • Technology and your Future…. about assistive technology and how to integrate it into their learning.
  •  More about Me….Students will learn how to evaluate important skills and identify important goals.
  •  Leadership and Leading…..Students will learn how to take a leadership role in their planning process and work as a team using project based instruction.
  •   Career Awareness….Students will learn about a variety of occupations and identify the competency required for areas of interest.
  • Career Readiness…..Students will address their decision-making skills, improve problem solving abilities, and understand the importance of responsibility dependability, punctuality, and integrity. 
If you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Linda Soltes at 609-882-4182 ext. 532