Wheaton College Tracks
What is College Tracks? and What do we Do?
helps Wheaton juniors and seniors understand their college and career options,
identify colleges that fit each student and complete the critical milestones of
the college admissions process. CollegeTracks also engages families, advises on
college selection decisions, and provides hands-on help with financial aid and
scholarship applications to help students avoid onerous debt. Listed below are
some of the services we offer, we encourage students and families to visit our
office at Wheaton in room 1007.
Visit the Wheaton CollegeTracks Website!
Test Registration: CollegeTracks
is here to help students register for the SAT or ACT. If a student receives free or reduced lunch
they must see Ms. Polischeck for a fee waiver for the test. Students should
visit our office if they are interested in participating in ACT Prep classes or
to sign up for a test date.
Essays: Struggling with
what to write on a college essay? CollegeTracks staff and volunteers are
available to help brainstorm ideas and providing editing feedback. Students can
drop their essay off at the CollegeTracks office or send a copy to Wheaton@CollegeTracksUSA.org.
works with students to develop a scholarship application list unique to a
student’s interests, skills, future plans, and local networks. Students should
visit the CollegeTracks office to pick up a copy of the most recent Scholarship
Packet and meet with staff. Don’t forget to look at individual college websites
to find more scholarships opportunities!
Financial Aid Guidance: CollegeTracks
assists students and their families in applying for federal and state financial
aid, regardless of citizenship status. All information is kept private.
Families are encouraged to make an appointment with a staff member to complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Maryland State
Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) between October 1 and February 29 each year.
Families are also encouraged to schedule a Financial Aid Award Review Meeting.
The CollegeTracks Program Director will review in detail each college’s offer,
grants, scholarships, loan implications, and next steps so your family can make
an information decision before Decision Day on May 1. To schedule an
appointment email Wheaton@CollegeTracksUSA.org.