Creating College Applications

Through one-on-one meetings with an LWHS college counselor, as well as during the College Counseling Workshop Series for Seniors, topics students will cover include:
  • Identifying personal priorities, values, colleges of interest
  • Creating a well-balanced and exciting list of colleges
  • Obtaining letters of recommendation
  • Visiting colleges
  • Writing college application essays
  • Preparing for an interview or audition
  • Creating a portfolio
  • Paying for college
Creating college applications takes a lot of time, a bit of humor, and planning ahead so students can keep track of what needs to be done by when.

Students should use Naviance Student and Scoir, websites that share LWHS historical college admissions data, keep track of college lists, and more. If students or their parents/guardians don’t already have a password, please contact an LWHS college counselor.

Workshop Series for Seniors

Each fall, the college counseling team presents timely, hands-on workshops in a small class format that allows individual attention and gives students opportunities to ask questions. These productive workshops help students manage their time, meet their deadlines, and create applications that are meaningful, personal, and compelling.

Please note that these fall workshops will be scheduled for seniors; they are not optional. Workshop topics include:
  • Introducing the Work Ahead: Timeline, Recommendations & Making the Most of Naviance and Scoir  
  • Telling Your Story: The College Application Essay 
  • Applying to Private (and some public!) Colleges: The Common Application 
  • Applying to California’s Public Universities: University of California and California State University 
  • Making a Positive Impression: The College Interview
  • Meeting College Costs: Need- and Merit-Based Financial Aid



Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.