Information for Seniors
How can I order my cap and gown for graduation?
You will find the form to the right -->
Can I retake my ACT if I am unhappy with my score?
Yes! The state only pays for the test you sit for in your junior year but you can retake the ACT as many times as you would like. The test is only $38. if you are not doing the writing portion and odds are good that there is a testing site near you. Check out the ACT website here for more information. If you do elect to retake the ACT it is a good idea to prep for it. You can use the Shmoop website found here to help you get ready for the test. The magic word is Arches. Good luck!
How can I afford college?
There are many options available to pay for college. This site has information on scholarships listed here as well as additional scholarships and financial aid information found here. Pay close attention to deadlines for both scholarships and for financial aid and reach out to your counselor if you have additional questions.
How do I apply to the college or university that I am interested in?
You can view our College Tour, found here, to get more information on Utah colleges and universities, as well as Applied Technology colleges, Specialty Schools, and Non-traditional schools. The College Tour has live links to college applications. Be aware of deadlines for college applications.
What if I can't see myself doing 4 years of college?
Not everyone wants or even needs four years of college. What you will need depends entirely on your goals for your future. The Utah State Office of Education is encouraging students to seek 1,2, 4, or more years of education or training. Let's imagine that you wanted to become an auto mechanic, for example, Utah Valley Universities Automotive Technology department offers a Certificate in Automotive Technology (which requires 31 credits), a Diploma in Automotive Technology (which requires 55 credits), an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology (which requires 64 credits), an AS Pre Major in Automotive Technology (which requires 63 credits, and a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management (which requires 124 credits). Automotive Tech courses can also be taken at your local Applied Technology College, at a trade school environment like Job Corps, or even as part of your job specific military training. There are many options available to you.
Learn more about your options here. If you don't know what you want to do after high school and want to do some career exploration you may find Utah Futures, found here, to be a useful resource.