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 April 27 Honors Night program, please turn in the Scholarship Report Form by April 21, 2017.
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 AssistanceThe 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 Video (approximately one hour)
View the PowerPoint from the November 16 Session
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
2014 College Acceptances, as reported by May
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
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.