Post-Secondary Planning

FALL 2019

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  • Credits needed = 22
  • 5 credits to be full-time
  • GPA 4.0 scale (this only includes up through junior year)
  • Keep and make copies for scholarships and applications
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RUReadyND

  • ruready.nd.gov
  • Username: nd.lastname.firstname.birthdate (e.g. 01011999)

    Password: 01011999 (just an example)

Careers

  • Job Shadowing Program - 1 day per year (not include Senior English project)
  • Packets 3rd floor counseling hallway next week
  • Career Expo - visit with local careers about what they do - November 20 in gym
  • Job Opportunities board - 3rd floor
  • Education - Student Paraprofessional Positions
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College Information

  • Explore careers - see reverse for options
  • College Visit - 1-2 days - administrator approval, bring note from college to Ms. Ritchie
  • Apply to colleges if interested (more on applications in October)
  • College Application Month (Apply to ND college w/o application fee) October 9, 2019
  • Early Decision/Early Action deadlines Nov. 1st or 15th

College Application Month

  • Bank of North Dakota sponsored event
  • BND pay $35 application fee to ONE ND college/university
  • Wednesday, October 9 @ WHS during Advisory/Lunch
  • Sponsor: paying for sack lunches for all those applying
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Celebrating Post-Secondary Opportunities

  • College/university acceptance letters
  • Military enlistments
  • Apprenticeships/internships (e.g. Electrical Technology)
  • Certificates of completion (e.g. OSHA, CNA)
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ACT

  • actstudent.org to schedule test
  • If taken already, need ACT student ID from results form
  • If not, sign up as new user
  • Sept. 14, October 26 next test dates

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Bank of North Dakota

- financial resources

- scholarships

- loans

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FAFSA

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Miscellaneous

  • Seniors and Parents Meeting Monday, Sept. 30 @ 6:30 in WHS Theater
  • Topics: College Application Month, FAFSA, Scholarships, etc.
  • Jostens caps/gowns November
  • Oh, the Places Our Seniors Will Go...college acceptance letters (t-shirts, facebook, board)

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Deadline October 25! 3.0 GPA, Financial Need ($55,000 income or less household)
  • Technical (CTE) $2,500
  • ND - $10,000

Counselors' Corner

RUReadyND.org is a great website to explore careers, colleges, and/or learn more about yourself as a student and future professional.

Username: nd.lastname.firstname.birthdate (e.g. 01011999)

Password: 01011999 (just an example)