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- What are the admission options for applying to colleges?
- What are the Early Admission (EA) options?
- What are the features of Early Decision (Ed) plans?
- What are the features of Early Action (EA) plans?
- What are the features of a Single-Choice Early Action Plan?
- What are the pros and cons of Early Action/Decision plans?
- What are my options if I am not admitted by Early Action or Early Decision?
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- Where can I get help with my college applications?
- What size is the Class of 2024?
- Does LWSD/LWHS weight GPA?
- Does LWSD/LWHS provide Class Rank?
- Am I a freshman applicant if I am in Running Start or have Dual Credit?
- Does LWHS use a "Block Schedule"?
- What is LW's scheduling system?
- What "Grading Scale" does LWHS use?
Letters of Recommendation
- Do all schools require letters of recommendation?
- How do I request a recommendation from my counselor or teacher?
- How do I invite and assign my recommenders?
- Tell me more about FERPA
- Can I request a letter from an outside party?
- When will my counselor upload my letter?
- Can I submit my application even if my recommenders haven't completed their portions?
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- Do all schools require transcripts as part of the application process?
- How do I request my LWHS transcript?
- Do I need to send my college/dual credit transcripts during the application process?
- How do I request for UW transcript for my LWHS UW in the High School course(s)?
- How do I request my transcript for my CTE Dual Credit course(s)?
Reporting Courses & Grades
- Do all schools require self-reported courses and grades?
- If self-reported courses and grades are required, do I need to record every class?
- Do I need to enter middle school grades?
- How do I account for a P, W or Incomplete in a class?
- How do I record my WANIC or LWSD summer school class?
- How do I record my UW in the High School class(es)?
- How do I record my Running Start class(es)?
- Is my LW honors class considered honors in the UC/Cal State system?
- How do I classify LW classes in the UC/Cal State system in terms of A-G?
- How should I use the Additional Comments boxes on the UC application?
- Should I enter my AP test scores into the Cal State Application?
- How do I report courses taken outside the United States?
- I'm Running Start and don't know my 2nd/3rd quarter schedule yet. How should I report my current/12th grade planned courses?
- I took a year of a language in middle school and then took another year in high school. My high school transcript shows one world language (year 2). Will I meet the CADR to be admitted for world language if I only show year 2 on my transcript?
- I made a mistake or have something new to add after submitting. Can I update my application?
- If my application is due on "x" date, is it due at 11:59 pm on that day or the day before?
- I submitted my application, is everything good to go?
- I plan to change/have changed my second semester schedule after submitting my application. Do I need to update my application?