Senior Information

  1. Getting into College (What colleges look for)
    • GPA
    • Class Rank
    • ACT or SAT
    • Courses Taken
    • Extra-Curricular Activities (clubs, organizations, sports, etc)
  2. College Search
    • Make sure you look at what programs the school as to offer and decide what is important to you (class sizes, extra-curricular, clubs, cost, type of area it is in, etc.) and find the school that match your desires.
    • Check the website www.collegeboard.com for “College Matchmaker”. This has you pick certain criteria for colleges and it will match you with colleges that match your criteria.
  3. Financial Aid (SENIOR YEAR)
    • Ross High School Financial Aid Night
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00pm in the auditorium
    • Check the “Scholarship Update” box monthly (located in the Student Service area) for updated information regarding scholarships deadlines.
    • Check announcements daily.
    • Check the RHS Newsletter that is available online each month.
    • Check the RHS guidance website.
    • Check the website below your senior year. After you login and give some information, they will email you all possible scholarships you are eligible for.
    • Fill out and return your FAFSA form beginning January 1st of your senior year. You need to register online.
  4. Transcripts
    • Transcript Request Forms need to be filled out and given to Counselor at least 5 days before it needs to be mailed.
    • The (purple) forms are in the guidance area
    • Please fill out one for per school
    • Colleges will be sent: your transcript, current schedule, ACT/SAT scores, possibly letters of recommendations
  5. LEAP
    • - ACT-SAT Prep Essentials Course at Ross HS
  6. ACT/SAT
    • actstudent.org
    • sat.org
        • SEE OUR TESTING PAGE FOR DATES!