Ranchview Counselor’s Corner – January 2018

  • 1-12 Graduate Panel for Seniors & Juniors during 6th and 7th period
  • 1-15 School Holiday
  • 1-23 SAT/ACT 101 Parent meeting 6pm in Annex

Registration for next year courses will begin in February!  Counselors will be meeting with students in classes to distribute course selection sheets and discuss the registration process!

 

Staying on Track for College

There’s a lot to do to get ready for college. Completing applications, finding scholarships and securing financial aid will keep you busy. Check out the following “to-do” list to make sure you don’t overlook anything.

Register to take the ACT or SAT.

Juniors should register as soon as possible to take ACT or SAT so that you have plenty of time to take again in fall.

Get ready for college admissions.

Meet with admissions reps, secure any letters of recommendations, and work on application essays, complete applications this fall.

Focus on scholarships.

Continue to seek and apply for scholarship awards from a variety of sources.

Send transcripts.

Have your high school send transcripts in the fall or at the end of the first term to the colleges and universities you’ve applied to, depending on the requirements of the school.

Secure financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1. Several weeks later, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail. Discuss your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with your family. When your acceptance letters arrive, compare your financial aid packages.

Select your college.

If required, mail in your tuition deposit by the deadline in order to secure your admission. Contact the school’s financial aid to ensure that your application is complete.

Register for orientation.

Mark your calendar for summer orientation programs. Ask about registering for classes — if class registration occurs at summer orientation, plan to go early for a better selection of classes.

Wrap things up.

Write thank you notes to anyone who wrote you a letter of recommendation for college or a scholarship. Celebrate your high school graduation!

Prepare for your college experience.

Create checklists of the things you may need to get started in this new phase of your life. From books and supplies, to dorm room decorations make sure you create a detailed list to help stay organized.

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More info:

Seniors:

CFB Local Scholarship Application is Open! Deadline is March 9th at 5pm! Go to http://cfbgiving.com/grants-and-scholarships/student-scholarships/

Looking for scholarships? Check out our social media or GO to https://cfbisd.edu/schools/high-schools/ranchview-high-school/campus-leadership/counseling-office/scholarships/

Senior Timeline https://cfbisd.edu/schools/high-schools/ranchview-high-school/campus-leadership/counseling-office/2016-2017-senior-timeline/

ACT & SAT Information Meeting

The counselors will present on information on the SAT and ACT College entrance exams.

During this presentation you can expect to learn:

 – How to register for the exams

 – Structure of both exams

 – Test prep timeline and options

Tuesday, January 23rd

Library Annex

6:00pm – 7:00pm