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College & Career


Nancy Sprick
Career Counselor


Career Center Offerings

  • Computer lab and study tables
  • Presentations by college representatives
  • College brochures
  • Career resources
  • ACCUPLACER assessment for enrollment at TCC, including Running Start
  • Financial aid information and materials
  • Field trips to local colleges and career events; get permission slips from the career center
  • College and scholarship application assistance
  • Help completing the FAFSA and WASFA
  • Help understanding financial aid award letters

Worksite Learning: Earn Credit for Your Job

See Mr. Sieg
  • Thursdays in room 120 (across from nurse's office)

Update your e-mail in Career Cruising​!

  • Username is tps-####### (your student number prefaced with tps-). 
  • Password is your birthdate in this format: MMDDYYYY. (Example: May 4, 2001 = 05042001) 
  • Enter the e-mail address you check and get notices of events and activities such as:
    • field trips
    • college representative visits
    • job fairs
    • volunteer opportunities



Volunteering, Campus Events, and Other Opportunities 


Whether you’re considering a four-year university, community or technical college, apprenticeship, or military service, advance preparation ensures that you have the chance to explore all the opportunities available to you.​ is Tacoma's one-stop-shop to get you ready for life after high school.

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Visits to the Career Center

To attend a presentation, sign up and get a permission slip from the bulletin board outside the career center.       

11/20, p. 5: Warner Pacific Univ.
12/3, p. 3: Pierce College

File Your FAFSA starting Oct 1!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 school year opened on October 1. You will need:
* 2018 income info, including bank statements, W2s, 2018 tax return
* Social Security number or green card
* Additional financial info about child support, TANF benefits, real estate, family business, investments, etc.

Your FSA ID is a username and password you will use to sign your FAFSA electronically. Create your FSA ID.

File at Wilson During Lunches

Get started on your FAFSA or WASFA in the career center. Bring the information listed above.

 Additional Resources​

  • FAFSA and WASFA completion
  • College Bound Scholarship
  • ACCUPLACER practice
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Common Application
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Career exploration websites
  • College Affordability and Transparency Center
  • SAT and PSAT practice with Khan Academy