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Class of 2023

Drum roll please for your Senior Class Council... 

Congratulations Sydney, Drew, Xyana, Miracle, Felix, Adie, and Madisyn! 

Thank you to everyone that ran for class council :)

 


Fri., Sept. 30th @ 2:30-Randolph College 

Make sure to complete the Senior Profile Sheet and submit it to Micah.

 

Click here to see SAT Dates and Deadlines

 

Senior year college planning calendar

September 

  • Mark your calendar with registration, admissions, and financial aid deadlines and fees.
  • Determine if the schools that interest you have online admission applications. If not, request them by mail now.
  • Create separate folders for each of the schools that interest you and keep the materials organized.
  • Begin writing drafts of your college essays.
  • Start completing early admission college applications.
  • Meet with school representatives who visit your high school.
  • Look at virtual tours of college campuses online.
  • If you haven't already taken the SAT and/or ACT, register for the test(s).
  • Attend college planning and/or financial aid information nights and college fairs.
  • Ask employers, teachers, and guidance counselors for letters of recommendation to accompany your admissions applications.
  • Set up your FSA ID (and your parent will need one, too) and start gathering information so you can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1.

October

  • Take the SAT and/or ACT.
  • Continue working on your admissions essays.
  • If you haven't already done so, sign up for an FSA ID, to complete your FAFSA online. (Also let your parents know that they will need an FSA ID.) Make sure to protect your FSA ID and keep it in a secure place so that you will have it later when you need it. Keep copies of all financial aid and enrollment documents in a file.
  • Contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-4FED-AID or 1-800-433-3243 for assistance completing the FAFSA and/or plan to attend a FAFSA preparation event (free FAFSA advice) near you.
  • Complete your FAFSA online to determine your financial aid eligibility.
  • Watch for the e-mail notice indicating your Student Aid Report (SAR) is ready.
  • Review your SAR for errors and make any corrections as indicated.
  • Attend college planning and/or financial aid information nights and college fairs. If you cannot attend, ask if you and your parents can borrow a video of the presentation from your counselor.
  • Visit your top school choices. If possible, make appointments with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to develop a college admission and financial aid application plan.
  • Contact the schools' financial aid offices to determine which forms they require. Some schools may require special forms.
  • Finalize portfolios, audition tapes, writing samples, or other evidence of talent if required for admission.

 

SCHOOL COUNSELING & COLLEGE PREPARATION

Students should always check out what's happening at the Counselor Connection or connect with Micah at mdavis7@rvaschools.net

Brandy Paige is our RVA Future Center Navigator, here to help students--especially seniors--navigate their future with information, opportunities, and resources. She will be available in the Writing Lab on Thursdays and in the OHS Future Center Classroom you may also contact her via email at bpaige@rvaschools.net

GRASP advisor, Amy Swierczewski is available every other Wednesday in the Writing Lab from 8:30-1:30. Make an appointment HERE or virtually by appointment from 7-8 PM.