College & Career Weekly Update
RCHS Counseling Department-Week of 9/28/2015
COLLEGE PAPERWORK DUE - OCTOBER 1
October 1st: For any college application deadline before January.
This includes ANY early action and early decision school.
December 1st: For any college application deadline January or later.
YOU MUST ADHERE TO THESE DEADLINES. This allows us ample time to write letters on your behalf and submit all of your documentation. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to keep track of your deadlines and to turn your paperwork in on time.
You must turn in both the blue transcript request form and the senior brag sheet
at the same time. They must be given to Ms. van Ravenswaay in person.
DO NOT leave them on her desk if she is not available.
Need College Application Essay Help? Come to Lunch Bunch!
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK
Our new website and email newsletter are new initiatives for our office this year and we would love to hear your feedback! We have a short survey available to get input about what you like and to hear any suggestions that you have for improving these resources. It should take less than 2 minutes and can be submitted anonymously.
Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) for Sophomores
HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy
Ms. Burkhardt just wrote a new blog post about the resource and all of the features it offers. Click here to read that post to learn more about how you can utilize the information in your college search!
There are still a limited number of testing spots available for Juniors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring $15 to Ms. van Ravenswaay as soon as possible.
This year's PSAT will match the NEW SAT that will be administered starting in March.
Are you interested in attending the Global Student Leaders Conference? The selected students will travel on a free tour to Europe in June 2016 with other scholarship winners. This is a great chance to get students involved who may not have teachers leading a Summit tour and/or who want to learn more about Human Rights with their peers from across the world! The 2016 Global Citizen Scholarship is now live at http://www.eftours.com/globalcitizen.
Early Application Deadline: October 12th
Final Application Deadline: November 6th
Upcoming Recruiter Visits
National Guard: October 1st
US Army: October 7th, October 21st, November 4th
US Marine Corps: October 13th, November 10th
US Air Force: October 8th
US Navy: October 12th, November 9th
Upcoming College Visits
Christopher Newport University: October 2nd at 12:30
Bridgewater College: October 5th at 11:00 am
Roanoke College: October 7th at 11:00 am
Virginia Tech: October 19th at 1:30 pm
Emory & Henry: October 20th at 10:30 am
Eastern Mennonite University: October 22nd at 9:30 am
Randolph Macon College: October 25th at 9:30 am
Radford University: October 28th at 9 am
Shenandoah University: November 3rd at 8:30 am
Jefferson College Of Heath Sciences: November 11th at 10:15 am
ALL applications and supporting documents are due on NOVEMBER 6th by the end of the school day. Late applications will not be considered.
SAT – Important Dates
October 3rd SAT at RCHS RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER: Now OCT 17
November 7th SAT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Oct 9th
December 5th SAT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Nov 5th
January 23rd SAT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Dec 28th
March 5th SAT* at RCHS; Deadline to register: Feb 5th
May 7th SAT* at RCHS; Deadline to register: April 8th
June 4th SAT* NOT at RCHS; Deadline to register: May 5th
*FREE* SAT Prep: Khan Academy's Partnership with College Board
College Board and the Khan Academy have entered into a partnership to provide free SAT preparation for students. You will have access to four official full-length practice tests, plus study and test-taking tips, interactive practice, thousands of practice questions, video lessons, and hints. There are also short quizzes and instant feedback. To learn more, please go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Parchment: How to Send Your Transcript
Parchment is our new transcript service. It is free to our students. We will be using Parchment to send all transcripts. Anyone asking for a transcript to be sent (including the Common Application) must have a Parchment account and a completed “Blue Sheet” on file with Ms. van Ravenswaay. Please create an account at www.parchment.com and set up your preferences.
Register For Your Free Account:
1. Visit Parchment.com
2. Click ‘Sign Up Now’
Request Your Transcript:
1. In your account, go to ‘Transcripts’
2. Click ‘Send Transcripts’
3. Select a destination
4. Request is confirmed
Track Your Transcript:
1. Log into your Parchment.com account
2. In the top navigation bar, click ‘Transcripts’
3. Click ‘Order History’ to see the status
IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO A COMMON APP SCHOOL, YOU MUST SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR "COMMON APP" AND INCLUDE YOUR COMMON APP ID NUMBER. See Ms. van Ravenswaay with any questions.
Become a Delegate to Boys and Girls State!
Lions Clubs International Youth Camp and Exchange Programs
- Live with a family in another country for four to six weeks.
- Meet people your age from around the world
- Learn about our shared bonds--and our differences
Please see Ms. van Ravenswaay if you are interested in being nominated for this valuable experience.