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2017-18 Fulton County Youth Commission Applications
The Fulton County Youth Commission application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017 for the 2017-18 term. Fulton County is seeking young leaders (rising 9th-11th graders) who want to serve their commission districts on behalf of their peers and who want to learn how to influence public policy. Applications are online (link) as well as in the College and Career Center.  

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​Update College Acceptances and Scholarship Offers
Seniors, remember to let Mrs. Garber know about ALL college acceptances and scholarship offers received -- even from schools you do not plan to attend. Check the College Acceptances map on the Bulletin Board outside the Counseling Center to see which schools offered admission to members of the Class of 2017​.​ In order to include scholarship offers in the graduation program, please turn in the Scholarship R​e​port Form by April 28​, 2017.​​
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Off Campus College Visits

Students may have as many as three (3) college visits per year count as excused absences by taking the following steps:

  • PRIOR to the visit, pick up a college visit form from the Counseling Center
  • PRIOR to the visit, have all seven (7) teachers sign the form
  • PRIOR to the visit, obtain the student's counselor's signature
  • PRIOR to the visit, obtain the student's parent's signature
  • DURING the visit, have a college admissions officer sign the form
  • FOLLOWING the visit, turn the completed form into the Riverwood Attendance Clerk​




SAT Preparation Assistance
The College Board, in partnership with Khan Academy, gives students an opportunity to create an account and take full length SAT practice tests in the new format and watch an instructor work through practice questions. In addition, when a student creates a Khan Academy account and links it to their College Board account, they are able to receive tailored instruction and practice. 

College Board recommends the following FREE preparation methods:





What's Happening with the SAT? 
Fulton County Schools, in conjunction with the College Board, hosted information sessions fall semester about the changes coming to the SAT in March 2016. A link to the PowerPoint presentation and a link to a video of one of the parent meetings are below:

View the PowerPoint from the November 16 Session

 
         ​View the Video (approximately one hour)



College Financial Aid Program March 2015 PowerPoint 
​The Counseling Center, along with The Princeton Review, offered information about Financial Aid options for college. View the March 2015 PowerPoint



Colleges & University Acceptances
The Counseling Center compiles the lists based on information provided by students. Please contact the Counseling Center to report additional acceptances or wait-list clearances. 

        Class of 2016 College Acceptances, as reported by May 6, 2016 

        Class of 2015 College Acceptances, as reported by April 24, 2015

        Class of 2014 College Acceptances, as reported by May 23, 2014

        Class of 2013 College Acceptances, as reported by May 1, 2013

Which colleges and universities have accepted Riverwood's IB students since the Diploma Program began in 2002?
     View the compiled acceptances list from all Riverwood IB students between the Class of 2002 and the Class of 2013




Parchment Transcript Requests​
​Parchment, an online program, requires students to create an account to request, send, and pay (if necessary) for high school transcripts. When creating the account, students must use their name exactly as it appears in the school's information system (E-school). Parchment will send transcripts to any college or university, or to any organization. Most transcripts are sent without charge; if the transcript cannot be sent electronically, students may incur a mailing fee. 
The account will remain active even after students graduate from high school.
                              What is Parchment? Flyer

 




National Public Radio (NPR) Series on Paying for College

Airing in March and April 2014, NPR has more than ten shows addressing the financial challenges of paying for college.
               View the NPR show index




Naviance Expands to All Grades

The Naviance Family Connection, brought to campus through funding by the Foundation several years ago, initially served only members of the Junior and Senior class. Thanks to the PTSA, the web-based program designed to help students and parents make decisions about colleges and careers expanded in 2014 to cover the Sophomore and Freshmen classes. The Counseling Center distributes student passwords.​ Please direct any questions to the Counseling Center.



College & Career Center Coordinator
Roxie Garber
Garber@fultonschools.org
Phone:  470-254-1987
Fax:  470-254-0619

LINKS
Counseling Center Page
Colleges Visiting Riverwood & Special Programs Resource Page
Fastweb (​Scholarship Information)
Georgia Futures College Planning Online Resource (for​merly named GA college 411)    
​HOPE Rigo​r Course List, 2016
NCAA (Playing Sports in College)
Navianc​e Log In​

​Parchment Transcript Orders

 


SAT & ACT Information
Riverwood CEEB Code:  110-216

SAT 2016-17​ Tes​t Dates Link

*SAT & ACT Fee Waiver Forms Available in College & Career Center

New PSAT debuts Fall 2015
9th-11th grade students will take the test on campus during the school day Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  
Learn more about the College Board's revamped PSAT
New SAT begins Spring 2016
Students will take the College Board's revamped SAT beginning March 2016
Learn more about the redesigned SAT


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