College Preparation Resources

“GOING TO COLLEGE” Guidebook

This document is the electronic copy of the 120-page “Going to College”  guide used with Westside parents and students.

Going to College Condensed Timeline (2 page summary)

SAT/ACT Information                                              Westside’s CEEB code is 380936

College Preparation Through Testing – An overview of Westside’s standardized testing program

  • SAT Registration – A link to the College Board site and online registration.
  • SAT History for Westside Christian High students in comparison to State and National averages.
  • ACT Registration – A link to the ACT site and online registration.
  • ACT History for Westside Christian High students in comparison to State and National averages.

SAT/ACT Test Prep Providers in the Portland Area

College Search Resources

College Athletics Resources

  • NCAA Eligibility Requirements – A 4-page fact sheet which provides core course and SAT/ACT guidelines required to qualify for an athletic scholarship at an NCAA division 1 or 2 school.
  • NCAA College Bound Student Athlete – A 38-page brochure with everything you need to know about becoming an NCAA student-athlete.
  • NCAA Eligibility Center – Link to the NCAA Clearinghouse site for any student potentially competing in college athletics at an NCAA Division 1 or 2 school.

College Financing

Scholarship Sites

Need-based Aid Resources

  • FAFSA Primer – A document which explains the FAFSA in just one page.
  • FSA ID – A link to the federal site where you request a PIN used to sign the FAFSA electronically.
  • FAFSA on the Web – A link to the federal government site to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.
  • CSS/Profile – Some colleges require submission of this form instead of the FAFSA as part of their financial aid process. This link takes you to the College Board’s Profile page.

Vocation and Calling in the Christian faith – a lengthy article published by the Theology of Work Project.