Hello Senior Year!

You have lots to look forward to! ~ Mrs. Reimers ~ Fall 2017

What you do today, you will thank yourself for tomorrow!

This, like your other high school years, will have its challenges, responsibilities, and you will be making some very exciting (and possibly scary) decisions! As your school counselor, I am here to guide you through that process. I expect to work with you as a team to plan out your post high school options. I will also be providing you with a lot of resources available to you regarding college/career/military information.

REMIND! (For reminders about deadlines, meetings, opportunities)

Seniors:
Enter this number: 81010
Text this message: @0f3990

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT!

College Financial Aid Night for Junior/Senior Parents and Students:

Monday, August 28, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.

@ Hartington-Newcastle High School

Timeline in a glance:

  1. Apply to at least 4 colleges or contact a military recruiter.
  2. Strive for the highest ACT or ACCUPLACER score you can obtain.
  3. Search for and apply for Scholarships.
  4. Watch DEADLINES, finish and turn in applications before they are due!

National ACT Test Dates!

Click here for all 2017-2018 national testing dates and registration deadlines!


Fall 2017 ACT Testing Dates:

September 9, 2017

October 28, 2017

December 9, 2017


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ACT TEST!!!


Randolph High School will once again be offering John Baylor Test Prep to help prepare for the ACT. In school Johh Baylor Test Prep Sessions will be offered mostly Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to the October ACT. This will be located in the FCS classroom 3rd and 8th period. If you can excuse yourself from your 3rd or 8th period class, you are welcome to attend. Otherwise, you may study the John Baylor program independently.

Northeast Community College offers the Accuplacer Test

If you are fairly sure you will be attending a two-year community college next fall and you have not reported your ACT score to colleges, you may take the Accuplacer test instead. Although, it is not a bad idea to still take the ACT if you believe you will test well. Contact the Northeast Community College Testing Center to set up your Accuplacer Test on a weekday you do not have school.

ASVAB will be offered in January

If you are interested in joining the military or are looking for a career profile for yourself, the ASVAB will be given the morning of Friday, January 19. Let Mrs. Reimers know if you are wanting to sign up for this test.

College Application Process:

APPLYING EARLY ALLOWS YOU TO ALSO APPLY FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS!

  1. Go the the college website and fill out an application.
  2. Double and triple check your application for errors. Then have someone else check it too.
  3. You may need be to pay an application fee depending on the college. (By the way: The University of Nebraska College systems has a one time payment of $45. You pay this amount only once - even if you apply to all three colleges.)
  4. TELL MRS. REIMERS YOU HAVE APPLIED!!! :)
  5. Sign a request for transcript to be sent form with Mrs. Reimers.


If you get stuck on any step, please come to Mrs. Reimers or comment below and your comment will be sent to Mrs. Reimers in an email.


Results of your ACT are posted on your transcript. However, most colleges request that you have your test results sent directly from ACT.


Note: In order to be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from Randolph High School to your college.


If you have completed these steps, CONGRATULATIONS! You have applied to college. :)

College Recruiters/College Visits (Polish your handshaking skills!)

College Recruiters:
I highly encourage you to take advantage of college recruiter visits. Even if you are not really interested in a particular college, the more colleges you are familiar with - the more you may realize what you like and dislike. Upcoming College Recruiter visits will be posted on the bulletin board by the school counseling office.

College Visits:
College visits are HIGHLY recommended! It is extremely helpful to physically be at a college campus in order to know if it is a right fit for you or not. Schedule college visits through college websites and try to schedule for no school days. Please see Mrs. Reimers if you need help! :)

As your school counselor. . .

A big part of my job in the high school is helping you navigate your way to give you the best possible game plan for after high school. However, I am also here for any academic struggles and social/emotional struggles. Please keep in my mind that I honor confidentiality in that anything you tell me stays private unless it is ok with you that I discuss the matter with someone else or if someone is hurting you, you want to hurt someone, or if you want to hurt yourself. My job is to help keep everyone safe and help them be the best they can be.