Welcome to the Reno HS College & Career Center
Welcome to the Feroah Center/Career Center (formerly called The Cube)!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!”―
COLLEGE WEEK IS OCTOBER 19 -23. REGISTER FOR THE WACAC COLLEGE FAIR AND VISIT WITH OVER 100 COLLEGES. For more information visit here
Watch this quick 1-minute video on what to expect:
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA Virtual Campus Visit Days:
Meeting ID: 831 0150 2460
Meeting ID: 834 4594 2378
Meeting ID: 874 8785 0499
Text: 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
HOW TO APPLY FOR FAFSA https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa Opens October 1st, 2020
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.
- 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 2021 on October 1st! It uses your 2019 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.
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!