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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.    
I Peter 4:10

Every student at West Lutheran has been uniquely blessed with gifts that God desires to be used to serve Him and others in His kingdom.  Students are able to identify God’s plan of service for their adult life as they recognize and nurture their God-given talents and abilities.   West Lutheran offers many opportunities for students to nurture their spiritual, academic, social, and physical gifts and to try new activities to learn more about themselves.

It is our goal in the Career and College Counseling Department to help students discover the plans God has for them after their time at West Lutheran.  These plans might include higher education in bachelor's and associate degree programs, technical training, ministry, the military, or the workplace, all according to the gifts God has given our students.

Our Career and College Counselor meets with every underclassmen, yearly, to review academic progress, plan future academic coursework, and begin researching the various options after high school.  Our Counselor guides upperclassmen and parents through the steps of preparing for the ACT, researching post-secondary options, and registering for college.  A summary of all student visits to the Guidance counselor is shared over email with parents and cooperative dialogue about future plans for students is always welcome.

Each spring, West Lutheran hosts a college fair of more than 20 public and private colleges and universities in Minnesota and surrounding states, making the first step of researching a college easy for families.

See Helpful Links Below:

Navaince Student

link to the FAFSA website

Planning for College: Link to the College Board web site

A Guide to Paying For College

Here's a good article about Everything You Need to Know About Winning Scholarships

Register for the ACT

Research careers and find out where to get the right college degree: Onetonline

Calculate college costs: Student Loan Calculator

Find out how much Average student Loan Debt by College/State

Get the facts on Private Student Loans here

School Code: 242-208