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Seniors

FALL:

  1. Continue to place a strong emphasis on your academic work. Keep grades up, all colleges will be receiving midyear transcripts.  
  2. Parents should attend Senior College Meeting (date to be announced on the guidance website.) 
  3. Register for and take October, November or December SAT Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Test, ACT, if appropriate. 
  4. Make note of the various deadlines that you have to meet.
  5. Prepare and submit all Early Decision/Early Action applications.
  6. Parents should attend Senior Financial Aid Meeting (date to be announced on the guidance website.)
  7. Submit Transcript Request forms to your guidance counselor, allowing at least 2 weeks to process. 
  8. Check-in with teachers regarding recommendations, allowing them ample amount of time to accommodate your requests. 
  9. Submit Teacher Recommendation forms to your teachers, allowing at least 2 weeks to process. 
  10. Participate in College Representative visits hosted almost daily by our guidance counselors.  Check Guidance Bulletin Board and Naviance to see which colleges are scheduled to visit RHS.
  11. Students applying to fine art and performing art programs must contact the colleges about auditions and portfolio requirements.
  12. File FAFSA/CSS Profile if needed.  These forms are available online. 

WINTER:

  1. Keep your counselor informed of your acceptances, deferrals, denials, and wait lists at all times.  IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ENTER ALL THIS INFORMATION ON NAVIANCE UNDER THE TAB “COLLEGES I’M APPLYING TO.”  SIMPLY CLICK THE “EDIT” PENCIL IN THE RESULTS COLUMN. 
  2. Apply for Local Scholarships.  The Local Scholarship Booklet will be posted on the RHS Guidance site, Naviance, and Google Classroom. Information will be available in November. 
  3. Complete all remaining applications.

SPRING:

  1. Continue to keep your counselor informed of your acceptances, deferrals, denials, and wait lists at all times. 
  2. Discuss your options with your parents and guidance counselor.
  3. Finalize your decision by sending in your deposit by May 1stCandidates Reply Date.
  4. Successfully complete your senior year.  Your college will request your final grades.  Remember that acceptances are contingent upon continued satisfactory performance.
  5. Student-athletes playing D1 or D2 sports in college--fill out NCAA transcript request form.
  6. Secure other post graduation plans--gap year, military, employment, etc. 

CONGRATULATIONS – You survived the College Process and you can now look forward to the next stage in your academic career.