College Planning

College & Career Center

The RAHS College & Career Center is a resource for students and families to prepare for life after high school whether that is a career or continuing their education with college. For more information, click here.

  • College visits: Each year over 175 colleges and universities visit our campus. It is a great way for students to find out more about a school and see if it is a fit for them. 
  • College counselor presentations happen during conferences and on other nights throughout the school year
  • Career & College Fair: As part of the career and post-high school planning process, the College & Career Center sponsors a college & career fair each year
  • Weekly Career & College Gear: On Thursdays, staff and students wear clothing to represent colleges & careers!
  • Decision Day – May 1: Each year on May 1st, Seniors are invited to celebrate Decision Day. Seniors – wear a shirt that represents your post-high school plans!

Traditionally, 4 year colleges have expected college entrance standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT:

ACT

The ACT test, started by the American College Testing Program, is a standardized pencil-and-paper test used as a college entrance exam. Colleges and universities use your ACT score, along with your GPA, extracurricular activities, and high school involvement to determine admission to their campus as a freshman. The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT's writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score.  Currently, Roseville Area High School offers the chance to take the ACT exam on a specific date in March or April for all Juniors.

PSAT

The PSAT or Pre SAT is an optional test offered to RAHS Juniors in October.  The PSAT is used to determine National Merit Scholars and is the gateway to thousands of dollars in potential scholarships.  It’s an exceptional practice for the ACT, which all RAHS students will take in April of their Junior year for free. The PSAT cost is $27 but scholarships are available.  Students should see their counselor for more information on the PSAT. Students register via Fee Pay on the RAHS website beginning in August.

To view a video highlighting the top 10 reasons why you should take the PSAT, click here.