College and Career Center
Located in the Counseling Department in room D303c.
All students (especially seniors!) are invited to stop by and get help with their college and career questions! It's never too early to start planning!
The College and Career Center IS a place to:
- Meet with the College and Career Counselor to discuss your college and career plans and get questions answered
- Get help submitting college applications and the FAFSA
- Search for and fill out scholarships
- Meet with college representatives
- Register for the ACT/SAT
- Research different career options
The College and Career Center is NOT a place to:
- Hang out with friends during a free period (and especially not during a class!)
- Use as a student lounge for eating lunch
- Type papers or do homework
Alumni Round Lake Senior High School has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. This link will open a new browser.
If students are interested in requesting their high school transcripts and they have not graduated from RLHS, they should see their counselor.
You may be eligible for College Application Fee waivers! See your counselor for details.
You may be eligible to retake the ACT and SAT twice for FREE. See your counselor for details.
KnowHow2 GO: www.knowhow2go.org
This website provides a simple 4 step process to get students from middle school thru high school prepared for a college education. Moreover, the parent and mentor features provide adults with useful information, videos, printouts, etc., to use at their discretion. Materials in Spanish are provided.
College Board: www.collegeboard.org
This website is a college search engine to provide students, parents, and professionals find the “right match” school. Through the division of five sections, this website is a resource to other links and information that is more than useful. Students, parents, and professionals are given the option of creating a FREE account in order to take advantage of all the features of this website.
This website is primarily a scholarship and job search engine for high school and college students. You will need to create a profile in order to assist the automated system to locate scholarships which you are eligible for. Additionally, this website provides students with many articles and advice about the transition from high school to college and from college to a career. You will also find student/parent blogs to ask other students questions or advice.
FAFSA Required Documents
What documents do I need to fill out the FAFSA?
For the 2020-2021 school year (when the student will be in college) you will need financial information from 2018.
You may need to refer to:
- Social Security number (student’s and parent’s)
- Your driver’s license
- Your 2018 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
- Your 2018 Federal Income Tax Return: IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ
- Your Parents’ 2018 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
- 2018 untaxed income records (welfare benefits, Social Security, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
- Current bank statements
- Current business and investment records (if any)
New this year, the FAFSA is available on October 1, 2020. The FAFSA operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.
If the student applying for financial aid does not have a valid Social Security number DO NOT FILE. If the student has a Social Security number but the parents do not, you may still file and use 000-00-0000 when asked for parent information.
College Advising for Undocumented Students
“Counselors are instrumental in making sure these rights and earned opportunities are respected. You are not only a counselor to your undocumented students, you are also an ally”.
“Education is a right for all people, regardless of status. It is not merely something we ‘must do’ as means in attaining a better lifestyle, but an opportunity for political engagement which we have the right to do”.
Information on the Dream Act, DACA, College Opportunities for Undocumented Students, and Additional College Resources