College & Career Center

November

College Visits:

Tuesday, November 16                   Carroll University                                           9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 16                   Concordia University                                    10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 16                   Seton Hall *ZOOM*                                       1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 17              Winona State University                                8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 17              University of Iowa                                          1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 23                    Century College                                            1:00 p.m.

On Monday, November 22, the ASVAB Career Exploration test will be given at RAHS from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sign up is in the Career Center. Students interested in investigating careers or students interested in being a part of the Armed Services should consider taking this test.

If your senior is applying to college, the next step is to do your FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Doing the FAFSA will provide information about the amount of aid you will receive from the federal government. Go to FAFSA.gov to get started. The first step is to have student and parent create their FSA ID'S.

Application for the Minnesota House of Representatives High School Page Program is now open. Students will work at the Capitol and participate in a variety of educational experiences as it relates to government. Applications are available in the Career Center. Deadline is November 23rd.

Rotary Youth Exchange has opened their application period for the 2022-2023 school year. If your student is interested in studying in a different country, this program might be for them. Visit Rotary Youth Exchange for more information.

Seniors and Scholarships. Seniors should connect with their college admissions counselors to explore all applicable college scholarships. Seniors should also review the scholarship list in Naviance (access through their CLEVER account) to see what scholarships they may qualify for. Scholarships are updated regularly.

College admission definitions can be confusing. Ever wondered the difference between Early Action and Early Decision? Check out this one-pager of definitions for clarification for your college bound student!

Wondering when National ACT tests dates are scheduled for the school year? Check the dates here! Reminder:  April 5th, juniors will take the ACT at RAHS. No registration is necessary for the RAHS test.

Seniors beginning their college application process should refer to the 2021-22 College Application How-To document for a step-by-step guide. This information is also located in their Senior Course Materials.

Job Opportunities.  Students should refer to Schoology in their Grade Level Course under the Job Opportunities. New jobs have recently been added: Joe's Sporting Goods, Potluck at Rosedale and Warming House Attendant.

 

ACT Information:

Juniors/ACT Info: ACT will be offered to current juniors on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Roseville Area High School.

To study for the ACT, please visit ACT.org for an online sample test. If you are interested in ordering a book of multiple practice tests, follow this link.

Deadline for the December 11 National ACT test is November 5. Go to test dates for more options.

General College Information:

College Admissions Definitions. What is the difference between Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling Admissions? Check out this handy definition sheet.

St. Paul College is accepting applications for their Fall 2021 PSEO program. Go to PSEO Information Session to sign up to learn more about PSEO at St. Paul College.

 

Regardless of whether your senior has applied to college yet or not, families and students should be working to submit their FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid). Go to FAFSA.gov to begin the process. Completing the FAFSA will give you a clearer picture of what your financial aid situation will be as you move onto college. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has a great video featuring Bethel University Financial Aid Director, Jeff Olson. The video is Myths and Truths about Financial Aid.

Looking for additional guidance in paying for college? Check out SallieMae’s  Paying for College Resource. This website will help students and families figure out how they'll pay for college.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Ed and Minnesota Goes to College have put together a webinar for a line by line tutorial for filling out the FAFSA. Click here to see it!

Students interested in learning what might be a good college fit should check out this link to a video on how to do College Super Match.

The US Naval Academy Summer Seminar and STEM programs are open for registration. Summer Seminar is for current Juniors and STEM for Sophomores. If you have additional questions about the US Naval Academy, please contact Tom Pepin at 952-221-2723.

Additional post-high school related information and college application materials are accessible for students in the 'Materials' folder of their RAHS Grade 12 Schoology course. Students should check this location often for lots useful senior year and post-high school related information: https://schoology.isd623.org/course/2753011311/materials

Do you have a junior or senior interested in becoming a United States Army Officer through the ROTC program at the University of MN? Contact Second LT Alec Farrell at farre344@umn.edu.

College  and Military Visits:

Have questions or are interested in St. Catherine’s University? Schedule an appointment with Kalley!

Bemidji State University will host information sessions Monday-Friday each week at 3:30 p.m., so stop in on a day that works for you! Check Schoology for the link.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Metcalf  Moving and Storage is hiring 17+ for warehouse and packing positions. Perfect summer job. Pays well! College students can return each summer!

Concordia Language Villages: High school students 16+. Positions include: kitchen helper in the Culinary Arts Department or junior counselor if student is fluent or near-fluent in one of the languages offered. Apply today!

Presbyterian Homes has positions open in their culinary/serving area. Apply today!

Dunkin Donuts is hiring for their Rice Street location as well as their NEW Fairview location. Applications can be picked up at the Rice Street location and found in the Job Opportunities folder.

Atlas Staffing is hiring 18+ for summer and fulltime employment.

Vector Marketing is hiring 18+ for marketing of products.

Thomson Reuters is hiring in their printing factory. Seniors interested in a tech path should check it out!

Red’s Savoy Pizza is hiring for inside work as well as drivers. See all job opportunities in the grade level course information under the Job Opportunities folder.

Students interested in gap year employment, or perhaps looking at post-secondary career options should check out Smyth Companies. They are hiring for an entry level position for a Pit Crew Tech.

The City of RosevilleCity of Shoreview  and the City of Falcon Heights are hiring for a variety of positions.

Clean-n-Press in Arden Hills and St. Anthony are hiring 16+ year olds for part-time positions.

* Job postings are located in the Job Opportunities folder in the students'  grade course level information.

 

COLLEGE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The University of Minnesota and the Carlson School of Management has opened applications for Emerging Leaders of Color. This unique opportunity for high school students (9th-12th grade) allows them to experience and learn about business at the University of Minnesota and the Carlson School of Management. Students attend one Saturday a month during this free 8-month pathway program that introduces you to business programs, faculty, and career options. In addition, students participate in college preparation, professional development, and mentorship from current Carlson School undergraduate students. Find out requirement and application information here!

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Architecture is offering a summer camp for high school students who are interested in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. Summer of 2021.

COLLEGE VISITS

Normandale Community College will host a virtual Open House event on May 4, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

College admissions representatives visit the Career Center to meet with interested juniors and seniors.  During COVID, visit with a college representative online. Visit the college website for their dates & times, or connect with them during a RAHS only visit (see below).

 

TESTING

ACT – Check the ACT website for registration and deadlines. Click here for additional information for ACT Test Registration Steps. The ACT will be given at RAHS to all seniors (Class of 2022) on October 5, 2021. This is a free test and does not require registration on the ACT website.

The next national ACT tests will be held on October 10, 17, 24 & 25, 2020. Visit ACT.org to register by the deadlines. Additionally on the website you will find free test prep resources for the ACT.

Practice ACT tests are offered to juniors twice throughout the school year.  Tests are usually offered in September and January.  The cost is $3.00. 

On-line Practice Tests – Various practice tests are offered through MCIS. Practice tests include: ACT, SAT, Accuplacer and others.

SAT – Check the SAT website for registration and deadlines.

Accuplacer – Placement test/assessment for community and technical colleges. The Accuplacer is taken at the community or technical college the student plans to attend.  An ACT is not required.

PSAT/NMSQT – Juniors are offered the PSAT/NMSQT test in the fall of their junior year, during the school day at RAHS.  The cost is  $22.00. 

MILITARY VISITS

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines visit the high school cafeteria once a trimester, during lunch time, to talk with students who are interested in the Military. 

Male students turning 18 must register for the Selective Service to receive any federal college funding.  Register online.

The Military requests student names from the district for recruitment purposes. If you would like to have your name removed from the list, fill out the Military Recruitment Opt-Out Form.

CAREER RESOURCES

Naviance Family Connections – Visit the Naviance website.

Parent log in requires code from Support Services, 651-635-1662 
Student log in is through Clever and requires student apps username and password

Minnesota Career Information SystemCareer Exploration Tool (MCIS) 

User Name = Roseville  
Password = mcis

ISEEK – Use iSeek to explore careers, develop resume and cover letter, and explore education options.

My Next Move – Search careers, browse by industry, do an interest inventory on My Next Move.

Volunteer Opportunities – Check out the list of updated local volunteer opportunities.

FIND YOUR SCHOOL

Match your career choice to colleges, universities or technical schools that
provide the degree or certificate for your career choice.

Always try to visit the colleges you are interested in attending.

College Search Resources:

Naviance Log in to Naviance: Parent Link | Student Link

 

PETERSON'S – Find a college that's right for you using Peterson's.

  • Offers search programs for college searches, testing and financial aid.

ACM - Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Minnesota State Colleges, Universities, and Schools:

MNSCU

  • Admission information for all 2-yr and 4-yr colleges that are a part of MNSCU
  • NOTE: The University of Minnesota schools are not part of the MNSCU system.

University of Minnesota System Admission Web Connections:

These schools are part of the University of Minnesota System:

Wisconsin State Colleges and Universities

Univ. of Wisconsin System Campus Tours and Visit Days

Reciprocity/Tuition Reduction

These states offer reciprocity with Minnesota:

  • Wisconsin
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota 
    • You MUST apply for reciprocity
    • You will not be denied, but it is not automatic
  • Midwest Student Exchange Program​
    • An easy way to save on out-of-state tuition costs
    • Affordable
    • Nearly 100 colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each other’s' citizens by offering reduced tuition rates

Other

NCAA

  • Students who plan to compete in athletics at the college level should research the NCAA Eligibility Requirements.
  • Prospective student-athletes are responsible to find out if they are on track, then register online.
  • Click on "NCAA" above , then click on "Information and Resources for Prospective Student-Athletes" to register.

The Dream Act for Undocumented Students

Applying to College

Go directly to the college website or use the Common Application for qualifying schools. 

Financing Your Education

Scholarships in the Career Center

Scholarships are updated on Naviance as they come in- check weekly: Parent Link | Student Link

  • Click on "College" tab, then scroll to the bottom of the page to "Scholarship list".
  • If you need assistance with logging on Naviance or have questions please contact Ms. Sneltjes in the Career Center or Ms. Pavelko in Student Support Services.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a must for EVERY college student.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid where applying is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), one of the most important and useful forms for students to fill out and becomes available online on October 1 for students post-secondary education beginning in the 2021-22 school year. 

Check out this informative 4-part video series that explains just about everything you need to know about the FAFSA. 

Financial Aid Presentation courtesy of Jeff Olson, Director of Financial Aid, Bethel University (11/15/2017)

Heidi Sneltjes, Career Center Coordinator

Phone: 651-635-1669
Twitter: @RAHSjobs