Belleville West — Counseling Department
Colleges & Careers
What do you want to be when you grow up?
College Reps Schedule
Colleges from near and far come to Belleville West to visit with prospective students. Students – if you see a college you wish to meet with, please come to C109 to sign up and get a pass!
Click below to find out when College Reps are visiting BW or hosting events close by!
Reach out to college coaches with an Athletic Resume!
Click the button below for all the Tips & Tricks!
Need to send your transcript to a coach?
Click the button below to learn how!
Visit the links below to learn more about the various collegiate athletic programs:
ISAC – Illinois Student
Your ISAC Rep can assist students and families with:
We’d like to introduce our ISAC Rep
Letter of Recommendation Request
Click the button below. “Make a copy” in your google drive and relabel it appropriately. When you are finished filling it out, use the SHARE button to share with the person you would like to write you a letter. Be sure to check with the person to make sure they received your document and ask them if they would be willing to write your letter
Pick the person that knows you BEST
Allow that person 2 weeks to complete the letter
It’s always nice to write a brief note of thanks to your recommender!
How to Send Your Transcript
BTHS 201 has partnered with Parchment to send your official transcript quickly and securely to outside institutions.
SAT scores from the school-wide testing day in April will be included on transcripts unless you notify the registrar that you opt out of including test scores on your transcript. Other test scores from National SAT and ACT test dates may not automatically be included. Students should review their transcript to determine if all needed test scores are included prior to sending transcripts. If you determine that a score is not on your transcript and you would like it to be, please stop by the counselors’ office and we will see if we can assist you.
Transcript requests are free during your senior year. On August 1st, following graduation, there will be a fee of $5.00 associated with sending your transcripts.
All orders are processed during normal school business hours. | Third party requests must also be made through the Parchment system.
BW School Counselors visit Senior English classes during the last week of September. Each student receives a personalized hard copy of the senior planning guide as well as a presentation about all the things to know and do during the Senior Year!
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events
College Application Workshops
Every Thursday in October – ALL Lunch Hours
School Counseling Conference Room C109 Seniors ONLY
College Planning Event
Wednesday October 5th | 6:00 – 8:30PM
Mini College Fair | Sessions on Financial Aid | Essay Writing & Scholarships
Complete the FAFSA to apply for Federal Financial Aid
October 18th | 6PM – 8PM
Belleville West Library | Walk-Ins Welcome!
- 2022 tax returns (for parents/guardians & students)
- If you did not file 2022 taxes, please bring your W2
- Your FSA ID, which can be created at studentaidgov.org