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College and Career Center

The College and Career Center (CCC) is located in D303c

in the Counseling Department

 

            

All students (especially seniors!) are invited to stop by and get help with their college and career questions!  It's never too early to start planning!

 

The College and Career Center IS a place to____

The College and Career Center is NOT a place to___

- Meet with Mr. Chiakulas to discuss your college and career plans and get questions answered

- Hang out with friends during a free period (and especially not during a class!)

- Get help submitting college applications and the FAFSA

- Use as a student lounge for eating lunch

- Search for and fill out scholarships

- Type papers or do homework

- Meet with college representatives

 

- Register for the ACT/SAT

 

- Research different career options

 

 

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TRANSCRIPTS

  If students are interested in requesting their high school transcripts and they have ALREADY GRADUATED from RLHS, they must contact our registrar Maureen Crowe: mcrowe@rlas-116.org    OR 847.270.9300 ext 5169

      If students are interested in requesting their high school transcripts and they have NOT GRADUATED from RLHS, they should see their counselor.
 

 FEE WAIVERS 

All students are eligible for College Application Fee Waivers.  See  Mr. Chiakulas or your counselor for details.

All students are eligible to retake the ACT and SAT twice for FREE.  See Mr. Chiakulas to register!

 

COLLEGE RESOURCES

 

KnowHow2 GO:  KNOWHOW2GO.ORG

This website provides a simple 4 step process to get students from middle school thru high school prepared for a college education. Moreover, the parent and mentor features provides adults with useful information, videos, print outs, etc., to use at their discretion. Materials in Spanish are provided.

College Board:  COLLEGEBOARD.COM

This website is a college search engine to provide students, parents, and professionals find the “right match” school. Through the division of five sections, this website is a resource to other links and information that is more than useful. Students, parents, and professionals are given the option of creating an FREE account in order to take advantage of all the features of this website. 

Fast-Web:  FASTWEB.COM

This website is primarily a scholarship and job search engine for high school and college students. You will need to create a profile in order to assist the automated system locate scholarships which you are eligible for. Additionally, this website provides students with many articles and advice about the transition from high school to college and from college to a career. You will also find student/parent blogs to ask other students questions or advice.

ACT:  ACTSTUDENT.ORG

This is the official website of the Admission College Test. Students will be able to find all the information and relevant resources to register and prepare for this exam.  If you want to take the ACT before you’re scheduled to in junior year or if you want to retake the exam, this website provides a simple process to create an account and sign up within a few minutes.  You can also take the ACT prep test for free and see what your scores would be like if  you took the ACT today! 

 

FAFSA -REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

What documents do I need to fill out the FAFSA?

For the 2017-2018 school year (when the student will be in college) you will need financial information from 2015.

You may need to refer to:

  • Social Security number (student’s and parent’s)
  • Your driver’s license
  • Your 2015 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return: IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
  • Your Parents’ 2015 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
  • 2015 untaxed income records (welfare benefits, Social Security, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Current bank statements
  • Current business and investment records (if any)

New this year, the FAFSA is available on October 1, 2016. The FAFSA operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Remember!

If the student applying for financial aid does not have a valid Social Security number DO NOT FILE. If the student has a Social Security number but the parents do not, you may still file and use 000-00-0000 when asked for parent information.

FAFSA.ED.GOV

NOT

FAFSA.COM

www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

Quick Guide to FAFSA (Click Here) 

COLLEGE ADVISING FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

 

Counselor Guide to Resources for Undocumented Students (Click Here)

“Counselors are instrumental in making sure these rights and earned opportunities are respected. You are not only a counselor to your undocumented students, you are also an ally”.

Undocumented Student Guide to College (Click Here)

“Education is a right for all people, regardless of status.  It is not merely something we ‘must do’ as means in attaining a better lifestyle, but an opportunity for political engagement which we have the right to do”.

College Help for Undocumented Students (Click Here)

Information on the Dream Act, DACA, College Opportunities for Undocumented Students, and Additional College Resources