Counseling Department Website
Please click on the link below to access: Parking Permits, Homework Requests, Counselor Requests, College Visits, Testing Information, etc.
Helpful Web Resources for Students and Parents
Below you will find a number of helpful web resources for parents and students preparing for college. Learn more about scholarship opportunities, tips on choosing a college and a major, and so much more!
A comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S.
Not familiar with CollegeWeekLive yet? Check out the leading online college fair and admissions website where you can:
- Connect live with over 450 participating colleges
- Learn about campus life from current students
- Get live tips on how to get into and afford college from experts like Ted Fiske, Author of the Fiske Guide to College and the US Department of Education
Connect with your dream school. Showcase yourself. Find Scholarships and financial aid.
The web's premier site for finding accredited online colleges around the U.S. School accreditation is vital to ensuring a quality education. But, determining accreditation can feel like working your way through a maze. Let our site be your guide. AccreditedOnlineColleges.org lets you search through countless colleges and universities, based on a variety of criteria, to find the accredited school that best meets your needs.
GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine
One of the largest databases of scholarships on the web. Doesn't require any personal information to search for scholarships and is free to use.
Getting ready to begin you college search, but aren't sure where to start? One of the best things to do is test drive a few college search engines to see which ones you like the best and which ones offer the greatest amount of information for the time you spend there. Here are a few you may want to check out:
This is one of the most popular search engines with students. It gives you lots of criteria to choose from which is great, just be sure you don't get too picky or you won't have many colleges to choose from! It also has tons of info on the ACTs and you can register for the test here. It also allows you to compare financial aid packages.
Though not the best known of the search engines, it has some great features including one that helps predict your chances of getting in based on the school's admission info from previous years. All you have to do is complete your profile and every time you look up a school or do a search it will include your chances of admission. While the chances they show are no guarantee, and should not be taken as one, they can help you to make sure your applications are balanced between "dream schools" and "probable schools".
This site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Education. It doesn't have some of the fancier features of other sites, but it does have some very useful info like campus crime statistics, accreditation, and types of financial aid being offered to students. If you start your search on another site, be sure you check this one out before you finalize your list.
What I like best about this site are two special tools it has. It allows you to compare colleges side-by-side which is a great time saving feature. It also gives you the option to request information from a college with the click of a button. I would start with one of the other search engines then come here to use these tools.
This site is easy to use and provides great information right at your fingertips. If you already have a school in mind, you can just type in their name and you will get not only their information, but a list of similar schools you might also like. This one gets my vote for most user friendly.
Source: Julie Manhan
This is an innovative website devoted to students who may be thinking or already attending college. The site has many informative links and testimonials from other students who are attending college. Tips for applying to college, does and don't regarding money spending and financial aid information.
Central Michigan University is offering off campus degree programs. Call 877-268-4636 or visit
Not sure what to major in?
Go to mymajors.com and fill out their survey.
Testing Out Informaton
Obtaining Student Transcript
Transcript Authorization Form and Open Destinations Ordering
In order for Parchment to be FERPA compliant, students requesting transcripts to be sent to destinations outside the Parchment's database of academic destinations are required to print, sign and return a Transcript Authorization Form (TAF).
Historically, students have been required to print, sign and return a Transcript Authorization Form (TAF) for every order session in which transcripts requested will be sent to a destination not contained in Parchment's database. In response to feedback received from students and school administrators, we have modified this process.
Existing students will see a link to print, sign and return a one-time TAF the next time s/he logs in to the Parchment system. This link will be on the Select Destinations screen. They can complete this step at any time, but Parchment must have this form on file for each student in order to complete requests for transcripts to be sent to destinations outside Parchment's database. Students will still be able to place requests for transcripts to destinations in the Parchment database.
When a new student registers, s/he will be encouraged to print, sign and return this form as part of the registration process. Students will still be able to place requests for transcripts in our database even if they have not returned the TAF.
In both cases, once Parchment has the TAF on file for the student, requests for transcripts to be sent to destinations outside of our database will be fulfilled.
Each time students adds a new high school, they will be required to submit a new TAF for the added school. Parchment now requires one TAF for each student for each school they have associated with their account.
Come into the counseling office and sign a release form. We can make a copy at that time and it will take about 5 minutes. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 6:30 AM-3:00 PM during the school year.
Send a request thru the mail to Wayne Memorial High School 3001 Fourth St., Wayne, MI 48184 Attn: Records. The request should include complete name student attended under, date of birth, year of grad. or last year attended, where info should be mailed-address, please sign and date request.
The cost is $3.00 for regular paper or $5.00 for tamper proof paper. No personal checks are accepted, please send money order or cash.
Students can also request transcripts by signing up on Parchment.
Student Work Permit
The following links are available for WMHS students needing a WORK PERMIT (please note one form is for students under 16 years of age and the other for 16 and older). Please fill out the student section and have the employer complete their section. Bring this form to the counseling department at Wayne High school where the Counseling Secretary will complete the form.
In October, $5,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded to Michigan students. Applicants are asked to submit a persuasive message that shows how you would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving.
Finalists will be notified by October 1st, 2019 and winners will be announced the week of October 22nd, 2019.
Messages may be in the form of a video, graphic or Tweet that resonates with teens and influences their driving behavior.
Entries will be judged and critiqued on the following factors:
- Ability to persuade others, especially teen drivers, to stop texting while driving.
- Ability to grab the attention of your friends, peers and family.
- A clear and understandable message.
- Demonstration of your personal creativity and ingenuity.
Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to attend college in the 2019/2020 school year.
Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
Award Amount is $750
This workshop will allow participants to explore various career, employment and transfer options.
- Develop an education focus to select future careers
- Acquire knowledge to transition and transfer to another college/university
- Explore career pathways that lead to employment opportunities.
For more information, visit www.wcccd.edu or call 313-496-2600
This workshop will introduce high school Early Middle College (EMC) and dual enrollment students to be prepared for college and how to be successful in college.
This workshop will enable students to log in and access the following:
- Web-Gate Account
- Early Emergency Alert
- Student Email
- Smarthinking Online Tutorial
- Degree Evaluations
- Website Information
For more information, visit www.wcccd.edu or call 313-496-2600
Science Exploration Day
Tuesday, June 25
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Students will explore innovative research and career opportunities available in:
- Biological Sciences
- Environmental Science
Students will be able to visit the Natural Sciences Building to explore their Environmental Interpretive Center
Sign up here
Transitions: College Prep Workshop
Tuesday, August 6
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS!!
This event is designed to help jump start your college search process. Activities will include learning about selecting a major, career and being successful in college.
Sign up here
The College Readiness Roadmap to Academic Success Workshop will introduce high school Early Middle College and dual enrollment students to skills assisting them to succeed in their college courses.
The workshop will provide students with experience to:
- Time Management
- Test Taking
- Understanding syllabi
- Note taking
- Problem Solving
Dates vary July through August
For more info, visit www.wccd.edu or call 313-496-2600
US Dept of State HS Study Abroad Document (includes links to multiple opportunities)
Parent Toolkit - A Guide to NWEA Assessments
Parent/Guardian "BRAG" Sheet
Letter of Recommendation Student Information Form
Letter of Recommendation Brag Sheet
Michigan Department of Treasury - Student Financial Services Bureau PowerPoint