RHS encourages students to start researching colleges and careers right from the start of high school. Counselors meet with students each year to to update their Educational Development Plans (EDP's) in the Xello site as well as encourage them to show their families and use it to start planning for the future.
Campus Visit Checklist - Suggestions to consider for making your college visit count:
Plan at least on half day at each school and stay overnight, if possible.
Visit when the school is in session.
Bring a journal to jot down your impressions.
Take a campus tour.
Arrange an interview with an admissions officer.
Ask the tough questions until you get answers.
Talk with students and faculty.Go to a class or two.
Have a meal on campus.
Check out the residence hall, libraries, student union, etc.
Attend an extracurricular activity (i.e. sports/theatre).
Find out about campus organizations and activities.
6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a College
Location: Do you want to leave near your hometown, a driveable distance, or out-of-state?
School Size: Do you want to go to a school which is very large or will you consider a school where you will know almost every one that attends the school.
Price: Consider how much you want to pay for tuition, room, and board. Out-of-state students pay significantly more than in-state.
Field of Interest: Does this school offer the area of study you want? Are they well-known for it at this school?
Extracurriculars: Does this college have clubs and organizations that you're interested in? Do they provide the outside activities and sports you want?
Financial Assistance: Most college and university programs offer financial assistance. Check their website for further information. Never eliminate a school because of its price tag. Check their financial aid possibilities.
College Representatives come to visit RHS in the early fall to speak with juniors and seniors that sign up to learn about their requirements, scholarships, programs and admissions. This is a great opportunity to meet with the actual rep that often reviews college applications. Sign up in the counseling office, on the main page of the counseling website with a quick link , or click on the link below:
Rochester Community Schools hosts an annual College Fair in the fall. That location rotates each year at one of our 3 high schools.
This allows students to fill out a standard application and submit it electronically to as many member institutions as desired; includes charts detailing deadlines and additional requirements of each member school.
Student Athletes considering playing college level sports should register for the NCAA Clearing House in their junior year. This includes sending a transcript through parchment.com and completing the clearinghouse application on the NCAA site.
For more information, visit the folowing websites: