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College & Career Planning


Naviance Student is parents’ and students’ primary method of communication with the Whitmore Lake Counseling Department. Here you will find information about college events and planning, scholarships, career exploration, and goal setting, as well as with links to many helpful resources regarding these topics.

Career Pathways

Natural Resources & Agriscience

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Business, Management, Marketing & Technology

FinanceMarketing, Sales and Service BusinessManagement and AdministrationInformation Technology

Human Services

Hospitality and TourismEducation and TrainingHuman ServicesGovernment and Public AdministrationLaw, Public Safety, Correction and Security

Health Sciences

Health Science

Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Transportation, Distribution and LogisticsManufacturingArchitecture and ConstructionScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

ARTS & Communication

Arts, A/V Technology and Communications

College Admission Process

Students can easily fill out college applications with help from the WLHS Counseling Center! We have a variety of applications in our office that students can pick-up and fill out for many colleges and universities. We encourage seniors to complete these applications as early as possible because applying early improves chances of getting into their college of choice. Click below for more information.

College Prep Checklist

Making the decision to pursue a college education is exciting! But it can be overwhelming too. Make sure you’re prepared for all the important deadlines and good things to come with our college prep checklist, designed to keep you on track!

First-Generation College Students

The WLHS Counseling Center is here to provide advice and guidance to the parents and students who are first-generation college students. We are here to help you navigate the process and support you in succeeding in your college pursuit.

O*Net Online

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a useful resource for college and career planning. The free online database contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students and parents understand today’s world of work in the U.S. so you can plan accordingly for college and beyond.

Michigan’s Hot 50

Michigan’s Hot 50 is another helpful guide as you begin to make decisions about a future career. It outlines high-demand, high-wage careers in Michigan that show a positive mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages.

Scolarships/Financial Aid Overview

College and university tuition has grown increasingly expensive over the years. Scholarships and financial aid are great ways to help cover the costs of your education. The Counseling Center office has applications for a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and talk over your options with you. We receive new scholarship information on a regular basis, and their respective deadlines vary, so check in often for more information.


As for financial aid, application deadlines also vary, and eligibility is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The earlier the FAFSA is completed, the higher the chances of receiving certain government-based grants. With these deadlines in mind, it is best to complete the application before the end of the high school year.


Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants (MISSG) is a state-funded program that helps students pay for college by acting as a “one-stop-shop” for information on financial aid such as scholarships, grants, and loans. To access the MISSG Student Portal to get information on federal and state aid, students must have a current year FAFSA on file or have a Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) record. To learn more, click below to download the MISSG document below.

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The WL Community Scholarship awards $1000 to multiple students.

College and Career Resources

Click the links below to access more college and career planning resources.

Michigan Colleges and Universities

Michigan is lucky to be home to over 60 community colleges and universities, both public and private, with unique campuses, modern facilities, and top-rated academic programs and faculties. Your dream school is likely right in your home state! Also, most colleges and universities offer lower tuition rates for in-state students, making them even more appealing. Search below to learn more about the many Michigan colleges and universities.

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