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12th Grade Planning

Seniors pictures for class of 2021! | LAND O' LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

ATTENTION ALL CLASS OF 2021 STUDENTS & FAMILIES!
 
FAFSA Application for 2021-2022 School Year is Now Open!

 

The Nest Team would like to let you know that the FAFSA application is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.  Families interested in seeking Federal and State financial aid, as well as merit scholarships, will need to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) electronically by March 2, 2021. 

 

We encourage you to file FAFSA as soon as possible.  FAFSA is required to qualify for the Cal Grant, Federal Grant, and El Camino College South Bay Promise tuition program. 

 

FAFSA website:  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

We have put together a short guide to get you started with the FAFSA application.  If you have any questions about the online application, please utilize the Live Chat feature in the FAFSA Help Center.

 

CSS Profile website:  https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Many private colleges require students to submit the CSS Profile, which, in addition to the FAFSA, is used to qualify students for additional scholarships and aid.  Students will need to check to see if the colleges they are applying to require the CSS Profile.

 

Once you have submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if applicable), you will have completed the largest source of aid to make your student’s college experience affordable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA requires that parents or eligible students (18 years or older) must provide explicit permission for Redondo Union High School to release the student's official and/or unofficial transcript.
 
By providing agreement from both the parent and student, Redondo Union High School is authorized to send the student's transcript to the following institutions when requested:
 
* colleges and universities
* NCAA Eligibility Center
 
This release does not permit the disclosure of the transcript to any other persons or entities without the parent's or eligible student's written consent or as permitted by law. This release form is effective until August 31, 2021.
 
Do not submit this form if you do not wish to authorize Redondo Union High School to provide transcripts as described above.
 
 
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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  Winston Churchill

 
Seniors:  Do you want to talk to a college counselor?
Great!  Email Mrs. Clausen at mclausen@rbusd.org to schedule an appointment.
Parents, you are welcome to join our meetings!
 
 
                                               Last Names A-K:  Ms. Shannon Rodriguez
                                               Last Names L-Z:  Ms. Ryanne Martucci
 
 
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST OF UPCOMING
VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS AT RUHS.
 
 
 
 
Sign up for the Nest Remind Text service to get updates regarding college visits, testing information,
and other Nest activities. You may unsubscribe at any time.
 
 
Class of 2021: text @2021nest to 81010
 
Trouble using 81010? Try texting to (754) 333-6659 instead.

 

 

                     OCTOBER 2020  

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

   

 

 

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

Back to School Night

 

2021-22 FAFSA Application Opens

 

SAT

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

Nest Student Drop-in 1-1:30 PM

 

UC Santa Cruz 4pm

 

Penn State Univ 6pm

Cal State App Workshop 1-2PM

 

New York Univ 4pm

 

Univ of San Francisco 4pm

 

El Camino College Info Meeting 5:30p

Loyola Marymount Univ 3pm

 

USC 6pm

Cal State App Workshop 11:30A-12:30P

 

Univ of Washington 4pm

 

El Camino College Registration Workshop 5:30p

Cal State App workshop 1-2PM

ACT

 

Grand Canyon Univ 10am-11am

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

 

Nest Student Drop-in 1-1:30 PM

 

Mount St. Mary's Univ 4pm

 

Univ of Oregon 6pm

 

Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Virtual Open House, Oct 12-16 @8am-3pm

Cal State App Workshop 11:30A-12:30P

 

Comp Sci/Engineering College Info w/ Mr. Middler 2pm

 

Santa Monica College 4pm

 

Washington State Univ 4pm

Cal State App Workshop 1-2PM

 

UC Irvine 4pm

 

Southern Utah Univ 6pm

Cal State App Workshop 1-2PM

 

UC San Diego 5pm

 

ACT

 

 

18

19

20

21

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24

 

Nest Student Drop-in 1-1:30 PM

 

Univ of Chicago 4pm

 

Point Loma Nazarene Univ 4pm

 

Rice Univ 4pm

 

Arizona State Univ 6pm

Cal State App Workshop 1-2PM

 

Northwestern Univ 4pm

 

Scripps College 4pm

 

Occidental College 5pm

UC App Workshop 1-2pm

 

Fordham Univ 4pm

 

Univ of San Diego 4pm

 

Pitzer College 4pm

 

Univ of the Pacific 5pm

El Camino College App Workshop 11:30am-12:30pm

 

Hofstra Univ 4pm

 

Cal State Dominguez Hills 5pm

 

Concordia Univ Irvine 6pm

 

ACT

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

ACT

Carnegie Mellon Univ 4pm

 
U Conn 4pm

Colorado State Univ 4pm

 

Nest Parent Q&A

5-6PM via Zoom

 

El Camino College App Workshop 1-2pm

 

Pace Univ 4pm

End of 1st Quarter

Halloween

 

 

                      NOVEMBER 2020  

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

Nest Student Drop-in 1-1:30 PM

Election Day!

Cal State App Workshop 1-2pm

 

Reminder: Submit 2021-22 FAFSA Application

Cal State App Workshop 1-2pm

 

El Camino College App Workshop 2:30-3:30pm

Cal State App Workshop 1-2pm

SAT

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

 

Univ of WA Coalition App Q&A 1-2 PM

El Camino College App Workshop 1-2pm

No School

Veterans Day

El Camino College App Workshop 1-2pm

El Camino College App Workshop 1-2pm

 

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

 

Nest Student Drop-in 1-1:30 PM

 El Camino South Bay Promise/FYE App Workshop 1-2pm

El Camino South Bay Promise/FYE App Workshop 1-2pm

El Camino South Bay Promise/FYE App Workshop 1-2pm

 

 

22

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24

24

25

26

27

 

No School

Thanksgiving Break

No School

Thanksgiving Break

No School

Thanksgiving Break

No School

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

No School

Thanksgiving Break

 

28

29

30

 

 

   

 

Nest Student Drop-in 1-1:30 PM

Deadline for UC/Cal State Apps

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
SAT scores drop; participation rises | Duluth News Tribune
 
UPCOMING:  SAT TEST DATES
November 7, December 5
 
Online registration:  www.CollegeBoard.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ACT - Solutions for College and Career Readiness | ACT
UPCOMING:  ACT TEST DATES
October 24, 25 (Sunday)
December 12, 2020
Online registration:  www.ACT.org
 
 
 
College Application Resources
 
Sea Hawk Resume Template:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
 
Letter of Recommendation Form/Profile:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
 
 
Financial Aid Resources (DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA APPLICATION UNTIL AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2020!!)
2019-2020 FAFSA Worksheet (This is just an example. We will post the link to the 2021-2022 FAFSA worksheet in October.)
 
 
(Class of 2021: You and your parents may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using 2019 tax information.)
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THE SENIOR YEAR

Thinking about taking a light course load?  Colleges expect students to maintain the rigor and academic success they have previously achieved throughout high school.  And, why not?  Students should begin college well prepared to do college-level work.

"The habits you form now - your academic strength conditioning - will either help or hurt you in your transition from high school to college.  Keep in shape for the rest of the year!"  

Stanley E. Henderson, Senior Academic Administrator

 
 

RU COLLEGE READY?

Class of 2021,

We will be meeting in the Nest within the first few weeks of school and you should have the following prepared for the visit:

  • Finding the Right Fit College Application Worksheet (Remember to use CollegeData.com to determine your chances of admission.)
  • Resume (Use Sea Hawk Resume template in the 12th Grade Planning File Cabinet.)
  • SAT or ACT:  Last year, you should have already taken the SAT and/or ACT at least once.  But, if you haven't, you still have another chance this fall.  
 
 

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

Most private schools will require the applicant to submit two letters of recommendation in addition to the school counselor's evaluation that completes the Secondary School Report (Common Application).  Also, if you are planning to complete a Sea Hawk Scholarship Portfolio (February), you will need one letter of recommendation from a teacher.  At RUHS, we have a new process that will allow your teachers to write a more influential letter on your behalf.  In person, ask your teacher to write a letter for you and present the following two documents:

  • Sea Hawk Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation Profile
 
 

THE COMMON APPLICATION AND NAVIANCE

This year will begin the third year of the new Common Application.  It's actually an easy application to complete if you remember two things:

1). First, you have to establish a Common Application account at www.commonapp.org. Using that username and password, you will...

2). "MATCH" your Naviance account to your Common Application account.  This is very easy and is done on your Naviance account under the "COLLEGE" tab.  

In order for your teachers to send a letter of recommendation to colleges, you must "sign" the FERPA.  This is done through your Common Application account after you have completed the Education section of the application.  

See Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Martucci in the Nest with any questions.  

 
 

TRANSCRIPT REVIEW

It's your responsibility to review your transcript carefully to make sure that you are "ready" for ALL after-high school educational opportunities.  It would be smart to print out a copy of the updated RU COLLEGE READY? handout of all approved college ready coursework.  

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Most seniors apply to 5 - 10 colleges/universities.  If you are applying to more than ten colleges, be aware of the application fees.  Generally, these range between $50 - $100 per application.
  • Maintain a master list/calendar that includes upcoming test dates, application due dates, financial aid application forms and deadlines and other materials that you may need.
  • See Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Martucci in the Nest if you need assistance with fee waivers.
  • If you must take the SAT or ACT one more time, September or October would be the last recommended test date. Sign up early!
  • Log in to Naviance to complete "Colleges I'm Applying To."  This section must be completed so that RUHS staff can submit various documents, including transcripts, electronically.  This can be updated throughout the application season.
  • If you are applying to at least one Common Application college, give your school counselor the Common Application Student Report to School Counselor Form immediately after you have submitted those specific applications.  Your school counselor will send the "Secondary School Report" which includes an evaluation/recommendation and your official transcript. 
  • If your are applying to Common Application colleges, you will also need two letters of recommendation.  Hopefully, you have already asked your teacher(s) to write you a letter of recommendation.  Immediately after you submit your Common Application, please notify your teachers by giving them the Common Application Student Report to Teacher (Letter of Recommendation) form. They will upload your letter of recommendation through Naviance.
  • You may begin completing and submitting the Common Application this month.  
  • You may begin completing the UC application this month.  However, you cannot submit the UC application until November 1st.  Start early to avoid costly mistakes!
  • Many out-of-state colleges (i.e. University of Oregon, University of Arizona, Oregon State, etc.) are ready for you to submit their applications.  
 
 

OCTOBER 2020

  • Finalize your college choices!
  • Prepare Early Decision or Early Action applications as soon as possible.
  • By now, you should have already received your letters of recommendation from two teachers.
  • Complete your application essays based on each university's requirements.
  • If you have not had your test scores sent to the college(s) to which you are applying, be sure to contact the College Board or the ACT to have them sent.  If you have been granted a SAT or ACT fee waiver, you may be eligible for an additional four score reports sent at no charge.  See Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Martucci for more details.
  • You may begin applying to the Cal State universities at www.csumentor.edu

SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA AS SOON AS YOU CAN!

(Class of 2021: You and your parents may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using 2019 tax information.)

 

NOVEMBER 2020

  • November 1 - 15:  For Early Decision admission, colleges may require test scores and applications between these dates.  
  • Complete your application essays; proofread them carefully for mistakes.
  • You may now submit your UC applications, beginning November 1st.

UC/CSU Application Deadline = November 30

 

 

JANUARY 2021

You may be getting admissions decisions from out-of-state public schools at this time.  

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2021

  • The Common Application colleges and many out-of-state schools will require that you send a "mid-year" report that includes your first semester grades. Fill out and return a mid-year report/transcript request in the Nest.
  • Optional: Complete a Sea Hawk Senior Scholarship Portfolio
  • Stay focused - NO SENIORITIS!
 
 

MARCH 2021

  • File income taxes earlyif possible.  Some colleges will want copies of your family's tax returns (or other tax documents) before finalizing financial aid offers.
 

APRIL 2021

  • Here it is - the moment you've been waiting for!  By mid-April, you should be receiving acceptance letters and financial aid offers.  
  • If you make an immediate decision, let your school counselor, Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Martucci know so that we can celebrate with you by announcing your decision. Congratulations!
  • If you have questions about housing opportunities, call the college right away.  You'll probably be required to make a deposit.

 

Is El Camino College the right fit for you? It's time to apply now if you are interested in the El Camino College Honors Transfer Program. Students are accepted at the discretion of the HTP directors.  All students who apply by the deadline, and are accepted, will receive priority registration for the fall semester.
 
 

MAY 2021

  • MAY 1st:  Colleges cannot require a deposit or commitment to attend before May 1st, but you may commit before May 1st if you've made a decision.  
  • By May 1st (postmarked), you must inform every college of your acceptance or rejection of the offer of admission and/or financial aid. Every college provides specific instructions.
  • Send your deposit to ONE COLLEGE only.
  • Wait-listed by a college?  If you will enroll if accepted, contact the admissions counselor/director with your intent and inquire about strengthening your application.
  • Contact the college's financial aid office if you need to resolve any financial aid problems.
 
 

 

JUNE 2021

Can you believe it's over? Congratulations, Class of 2021!

You still have one more important assignment -  

  • A final transcript must be sent to your college upon high school graduation.  Submit your request to Mrs. Clausen by May 15!
  • Also, the NCAA Eligibility Center will require a final transcript to complete the eligibility process.
 
 
Sea Hawk Family Forever!
Don't wait to get involved with the RUHS Alumni family
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Train College Prep, SAT, ACT, Palos Verdes / South Bay
 
Special Offer from Blue Train College Prep
 
Class of 2021 Seniors & Families:  Blue Train College Prep is donating FREE access to their college search engine, the Blue List, through November 1st.  The normal student price is $15 per month/$60 per year.
 
For more information:
Blue Train College Prep
310.376.0135
www.bluetraincollegeprep.com
 
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12th Grade Planning
File Cabinet
Cal State Workshop Handouts
 
Common App Workshop Handouts
 
Additional Resources
 
El Camino College Resource Page
 
 
College Application Resources
 
Sea Hawk Resume Template:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
 
Letter of Recommendation Form/Profile:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
Sea Hawk Scholarship Portfolio Docs (PC Version)
Sea Hawk Scholarship Portfolio Docs (Mac Friendly)

Naviance

LOG IN: 

https://student.naviance.com/ruhs

 

email: School email address (my.rbusd.org) or RUHS Student #

 

password:  All students need to create a new password. Click on "Forgot your password?" and follow the instructions.

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION WEBSITES

University of California:  UC Application

Cal State University:  CSU Mentor Application

Common Application: Common App

El Camino College: Apply Online

Santa Monica College: SMC Apply Online