Welcome to the Reno HS College & Career Center

  • Welcome to the Feroah Center For College & Career Exploration  

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!”― Henry David Thoreau 

    Wednesday 9/15/21, the Williams College representative will be on campus 9/15/21 after school in the Feroah Center, 1:45-2:15pm. If you can’t make it contact Lance Ledet, Admission Counselor, Williams College, Weston Hall, 995 Main Street, 413.597.2211, www.williams.edu/admission-aid for more information.

     

    Registration closes 9/15/21. Comet's Fall Flight Test Internship Program. The ultimate co-pilot for your college applications. 

    Comet is a collaborative effort between current high school and college students, former admissions counselors, alumni interviewers, teaching professionals and experienced consultants. We’re working together to democratize college advising and simplify the college admissions process to help all students reach their higher education goals. Sign Up Here - Comet’s Fall Flight Test Internship Program

    Never Miss A Deadline A personalized timeline will remind you of important due dates and deadlines.

    Discover Your Major Find and select majors that align with your passions and make you money.

    Essays Made Easier Get tips and inspiration to write compelling personal statements and tell your truth, better.

    Get Financial Aid We'll guide you through the FAFSA and the CSS to help you maximize your offer.

    Find The Right College Utilize a proven AI that recommends colleges that fit your goals and help you succeed.

    Submissions Made Simple Comet will always be there, leaving no question unanswered and no form unfilled.

    They just opened up early registration to Comet’s Flight Test Internship program and are giving priority to your students as a perk of being a member of Comet’s Collective. 

    This is for Reno High School juniors and seniors. It’s open to students of all major/career interests. They will be accepting interns on a first-come-first-serve basis, and experience is not required. Registration will close on 9.15.

    Sign Up Here - Comet’s Fall Flight Test Internship Program

    Students gain free access to an early prototype of Comet’s College Application task manager and are introduced to the following topics through webinars and professional projects - Entrepreneurship, Computer Programming, UI/UX Design, Graphic Design, and Branding and Marketing. Interns participate in the co-creation process by testing the software, brainstorming, and providing insightful feedback through questionnaires. This is a great learning experience for any student, and a huge resume booster (not to mention an extracurricular for their college applications). 

     

    Monday 9/20/21, Occidental College will be visiting Reno High School, at lunch from 11:15-11:45. Oxy doesn't usually visit Reno High School but they are coming to show our school some tiger love! A virtual information session is attached for more information. Pre-recorded virtual information session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHptk1lYhjw
    Contact Ruby Ferehawk,Admission Counselor with your questions; Office of Admission; ferehawk@oxy.edu | T 323-259-2711; OXY | Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, California 90041

     

    Tuesday Sept 21st from 5-6pm. Trio Prep is hosting a free online ACT Q&A on Tuesday September 21st and all RHS students & parents are invited. They will help families understand their ACT scores and answer student and parent questions about what they can do to prepare for what's next! Tuesday Sept 21st from 5-6pm Sign up at trioprep.com/go:
    Sarah Wintermeyer | Test Prep Expert; Email: sarah@trioprep.comPhone: 707-383-9559

    ACT Explained Freee Workshop

     

     

     

    Have plans to attend TMCC this fall or any questions about TMCC? Are you a Nevada Promise Scholarship candidate that has questions? Need help with your application or do you have questions about how to apply? Please contact our TMCC/Reno HS Recruiter Jennifer Zarco, 775-258-2556 text only. Ask questions, or learn how to fill out an application for admission.

    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA: Text: Quentin Owens at 775-204-3505 to set-up a phone appt or Zoom appt

    Nevada Bound Live, Virtual Campus Visit. A virtual visit program for prospective high school juniors or seniors and college transfer students, with a selection of information sessions that match your interests.

    • A welcome from the Director of Admissions
    • Presentation from the Office of Admissions and Records
    • Presentation from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Live student discussion panels
    • Virtual campus and housing tours
    • Student Services virtual information fair

    Sign-up at https://www.unr.edu/visit

     

    Are you interested in becoming a licensed drone pilot? For Free? NVBAA is providing this FREE Part 107 training for young adults (16-25), high school educators, public safety officers, and military veterans. Consider taking part in this training program and obtain your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot’s Certificate. Apply here: https://www.nvbaa.org/next-generation-drone-pilots-program/ 

     

     

    FAFSA 12th grade checklist

    HOW TO APPLY FOR FAFSA   https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa    Opens October 1st, 2021   

    Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Watch the video below for further information and how to apply.

    https://youtu.be/Y8nfk5ApcQ4

     

    QUICK LINKS

     

    • SCHOLARSHIP TIPS:
      • Try to submit applications as least one week before the due date.  Online servers can get overloaded and stop working properly when everyone submits them on the last day.  In addition, remember to account for delivery time if mailing an application.
      • DEADLINES!!!!! The majority of free money is first-come, first served. September through January is a great time to seek funds and determine what is due when.
      • NEVER NEVER pay to submit a scholarship application.
      • Always spell check and proof-read applications.
      • Make sure you have submitted everything requested and answered all the questions.
      • Don't submit anything that isn't asked for, and stay under the required word count.
      • Photocopy everything before you submit it, in case your application gets lost and needs to be re-submitted.
      • Professionalize your online presence, remove potentially embarrassing content from social media.  Use an appropriate email address.
    • What Should College Bound Seniors be Doing? 

      • Letters of recommendation requests: Many (not all) colleges require a recommendation letter from your counselor and 1-2 teachers. Identify which teacher/teachers (ideally from your junior or senior year) know you the best, have taught you in a core subject, and can speak to how you show up in the classroom. Ask what they need from you to write an effective letter. And, GIVE THEM A MINIMUM OF 2-3 WEEKS! Respect their time.
      • Request your counselor recommendation online for Common Application schools NOW! Your counselor will upload your transcript for COMMON APPLICATION schools only!! 
      • Official transcriptsfor all other schools to be ordered at https://washoeschoolsnv.scriborder.com/  
      • Apply! Applications are open. Don’t procrastinate.
      • How will you be paying for college? Have those critical conversations now. Fill out the NET PRICE CALCULATORS for the schools that you are applying to. They give you an estimate of your family’s EFC (what it is going to cost you to go there). 
      • FAFSA:Becomes available for the Class of 2022 on October 1st! It uses your 2020 tax information. For more information go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/  
      • Get good grades!Your grades matter for scholarships, college entrance and work readiness.  
      • Athletes: See below
    • Planning on playing a sport in college?

      • The timeline for student-athletes is often accelerated. Make sure to start checking before the end of your junior year to develop a plan.

      NCAA Eligibility Center; www.NCAA.org/play

      • Website Registration Checklist
      • Take your first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete at eligibilitycenter.org. Choose from our two account types to get started:
      • Certification Account: You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. You also need to be registered with a Certification Account before you can make official visits or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II.
      • Profile Page: If you plan to compete at a Division III school or are currently unsure in which division you want to compete, create a Profile Page. If at any time you wish to pursue a Division I or II path, you will be able to transition to a Certification Account.
      • For Certification Accounts, please allow between 30 to 45 minutes to register completely. If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account or profile is created. Reference the Help section located in the top task bar at any time to answer your questions as you work through registration.
      • Below is a list of items we recommend you have before beginning your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center:
      • Valid Student Email: You need a valid email address that you check regularly to register. This is important for updating prospective student-athletes about their account. For more information about accepted emails, please reference our FAQ.
      • Basic Student Personal Information: This includes information such as your name, gender, date of birth, primary and secondary contact information, and address.
      • Basic Student Education History: Please include details about all high schools or secondary schools you have attended in the United States or internationally, and additional programs you have attended. Check if your school has a list of NCAA-approved courses.
      • Student Sports Participation History: For Certification Accounts, this includes details for any expenses or awards you received, any teams you have practiced or played with or certain events in which you participated outside of the traditional high school season. It also includes information about any individuals who have advised you or marketed your skills in a particular sport. This information helps the Eligibility Center certify your amateur status when it is requested by an NCAA school.
      • Payment: For Certification Accounts, nonrefundable registration fee for U.S., U.S. Territories* and Canadian students: $90
      • *U.S. Territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
      • Nonrefundable registration fee for international students: $150
      • The NCAA Eligibility Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. For payment questions, look here. Some individuals may qualify to apply for a fee waiver.
      • Next Steps: Stay on track in high school and understand these quick tips to help in your eligibility process.
      • For more information, please visit: NCAA.org/play

       

     

     

     

    COVID-19 Update

    Sadly, this worldwide pandemic has disrupted so much in our lives and created so much uncertainty. That does not mean, however, that you need to stop planning for your exciting future after high school...it will require faith and an extra dose of resilience. There are many opportunities out there and your job is to use this time wisely: continue to learn more about yourself (which will lead to clarity around your goals for your future), find ways to stay healthy (mentally and physically) and give to those around you. Focus on what  you can control: how you spend this time and remain hopeful about your future.

    Employers and colleges are also facing uncertainty, excercising the same qualities of reslilience that are being asked of you. This website has been updated to give you resources to reliable information about college and career planning in our COVID world.

    Don't know what you want to pursue in the future? Check out the assessment resources under

    "College and Career Resources"

    Wondering how COVID will impact your college plans? Check out the new "COVID College Resources" page

    Want to research colleges? College Greenlight remains a great research tool (college cost comparisons, graduation rates, majors, admittance statistics, scholarship matching) that allows you to control your privacy settings on your dashboard under "Account Settings"

    Anxious about paying for college? Get the facts on our "Scholarships and Financial Aid" page

    Questions about TMCC Dual Credit classes? BYU? Your high school academics? see our Counseling website

    We will get through this!