North Building: (616) 994-5000

South Building: (616) 738-6700

Senior Class Info

Class of 2014 class info website

Please visit for all Class of 2014 senior information and class activities.

Jungle Information

Jungle is a non-school sponsored, parent run graduation party.

JUNGLE 2014 Flyer

Senior Planning Meeting

Set up a meeting in the fall with your counselor to review your career and college options.

Your counselor has numerous resources to assist you through this process.

Keep in touch with your counselor throughout your senior year.

*If you missed the senior presentation on September 17, please see the power point. It includes a lot of helpful information about college applications, scholarships, and financial aid.

Senior Powerpoint 2013-2014rev.

College Applications

Seniors should apply to colleges or technical schools in the fall of their senior year.

  • Check the college website for their online application.
  • Print the counselor page and bring it to your counselor if there is one.
  • Request that your transcript be sent to each college to which you apply. Go to
  • For those interested in University of Michigan or Michigan State University, we recommend applying in September.
  • University of Michigan and Hope College applications must be completed at
  • Selective college applications require much work and often request recommendations. Begin early to complete these applications. If you need an application fee waiver, see your counselor for assistance.
  • If the application requires a recommendation from your counselor or a teacher, allow one week for this to be completed. Please complete the “Senior Interview Questions” posted here before your senior meeting if a recommendation is required.
  • Let your counselor know about any deadlines you are trying to meet.
  • See your counselor with any questions you may have about completing your application.

Common Application

Over 300 selective colleges across the country, including the University of Michigan, use the Common Application for their admissions process.

Go to the to apply.

Applying for Financial Aid

March 1 of senior year is the priority deadline for applying for federal financial aid, although you can still apply after this date.

By completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, students can access federal loans and grants.

Apply online at

Financial Aid Workshop January 9, 2014

West Ottawa High School hosts a Financial Aid Workshop to assist students and their families in understanding the financial aid process.

Workshop is held at the WOHS North Building Cafeteria and begins at 7:00 p.m.

College Night

Hosted by Hope College in late September of each year.

ACT Testing

ACT testing is available in the fall for seniors who need to take this test for the first time or who wish to retest.

SAT Testing

If you are interested in selective colleges or colleges out-of-state it is recommended that you also take an SAT test in addition to your ACT test.

Federal Student Aid

View information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

NCAA Requirements and eligibility

If you wish to play sports in college, be sure you have met all the curriculum and other requirements for the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Midwest Student Exchange

Students from Michigan who wish to attend college at participating institutions in Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin can check out special tuition rates at

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