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12th Grade Planning

 
 

                              September 2022

 

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

25

26

27

28

29

30

 

 

No School

School Holiday

 

Dartmouth College @1:45pm

 

Johns Hopkins Univ @9:30am

 

DePaul Univ @11am

 

Baylor Univ @12pm

 

Boston Univ @9:30am

 

Univ of Miami @11am

 

Stony Brook Univ @12pm

 

UC App Workshop @1:45pm (Per 6)

 

Univ of Vermont @9:30am

 

 

 
 

                                                                                       October 2022

 

 

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

           

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

Per 1,3,5 Day

 

Elon Univ @9:30am

 

Tulane Univ @11am

 

Univ of Iowa @9:30am

 

Purdue Univ @11am

 

Ohio State Univ @12pm

 

Hofstra Univ @1:45pm

 

No School

School Holiday

 

Michigan State Univ @9:3am

 

Oregon State Univ @1:45pm

 

 

 

Univ of Coloroado-CO Springs @12pm

 

 

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

 

Per 1,3,5 Day

 

American Univ @9:30am

 

CSU App Workshop (completed community college coursework) @2pm (Per 5)

 

CSU App Workshop @11:30am (Per 4)

 

Senior Parent Financial Aid Presentation @6pm, Zoom

Minimum Day Per 1-6

CSU App Workshop @8:45am (Per 2)

 

Univ of Oregon @11am

 

CSU App Workshop (completed community college coursework) @2pm (Per 6)

 

Rally Schedule

 

Univ of Hawaii Manoa @9:15am

 

George Washington Univ @2pm

 

 

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

 

 

Willamette Univ @9:30am

 

UC Santa Barbara @11am

 

CSU App Workshop (did not complete community college coursework) @2pm (Per 6)

 

CSU App Workshop  @8:45am (Per 1)

 

Gettysburg College @6pm, Zoom

 

1st Qtr Ends

 

ACT

 

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

 

CSU Dominguez Hills @9:30am

 

Cal Poly Pomona @11am

 

UC Riverside @9:30am

 

CSU App Workshop @11:30am (Per 3)

 

CSU App Workshop (completed community college coursework) @2pm (Per 5)

 

Univ of Massachusetts Lowell @9:30am

 

Babson College @6pm Zoom

 

Univ of New Hampshire @9:30am

 

 

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per 2,4,6 Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACAC
 
 
 
 
 
SAT
 
   UPCOMING:  SAT TEST DATES
   October 1, November 5, December 3
   Online registration:  www.CollegeBoard.org 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACT
 
UPCOMING:  ACT TEST DATES
October 22, December 10
Online registration:  www.ACT.org
 
 

 

Class of 2022

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
Parents, you are welcome to join our meetings!
 
 
                                               Last Names A-K:  Ms. Shannon Rodriguez
                                               Last Names L-Z:  Ms. Cristina Quintana
 
 
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Upcoming College Admissions Counselors & Representatives Visiting the Nest
 
Click here to view 2022-23 College visit list.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
scholarship
 
 
 
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, 2022!!)
2021-2022 FAFSA Worksheet (This is just an example. We will post the link to the 2023-2024 FAFSA worksheet in October.)
 
 
(Class of 2023: You and your parents may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using 2021 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 2023,

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 2022

  • 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 2022

  • 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 2022: You and your parents may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using 2021 tax information.)

 

ATTENTION ALL CLASS OF 2023 STUDENTS & FAMILIES!
 
FAFSA Application for 2023-2024 School Year Opens October 1, 2022!

 

The Nest Team would like to let you know that the FAFSA application opens for the 2023-2024 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 1, 2022. 

 

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.

 
 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

  • 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 2023

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

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2023

  • 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 2023

  • 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 2023

  • 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 2023

  • 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 2023

Can you believe it's over? Congratulations, Class of 2023!

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 June 3rd.
  • Also, the NCAA Eligibility Center will require a final transcript to complete the eligibility process.
 
 
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Don't wait to get involved with the RUHS Alumni family
 
 
 
 
 
12th Grade Planning
File Cabinet
Cal State Workshop Handouts
 
Common App Workshop Handouts
College Application Resources
 
 
Sea Hawk Scholarship Information
 
Check back in January 2023!

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password:  No password needed.  We use Single Sign-On (SSO).

 

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