Tips for Senior Year

  • Review the Senior Guidebook and Senior Guidebook Informational Video (available soon) for all kinds of tips, tricks, and information about senior year. It will be updated by the beginning of each school year with new dates, resources, and information!
  • Attend Evening with the College Reps, college fair(s), and/or career events. See the College and Career tabs for more information.
  • Attend the NCAA presentation at RHS if interested in college athletics.
  • Attend an open house on a college campus (weekends, vacation days, or summer).
  • Schedule and complete a job shadow.
  • Know you can be excused for two college visits OR job shadows day during your senior year. Use your college visit or job shadow days wisely – use them to help narrow down your list as you prepare to make decisions. Print, fill out, and turn in the appropriate form to Mrs. Avery in the front office by 2 PM the day before your visit: Campus Visit Form, Formulario de Instrucciones para visitas Universitarias, or Job Shadow Form. Job Shadow Visit Form – Spanish
  • Prepare to retake the SAT/ACT as necessary. Please reference the Senior Guidebook, speak with your School Counselor, or follow the links below for materials to help you study and prepare.
  • Update your resume on Naviance. Teachers and administrators use this information to write letters of recommendation and some schools and most jobs require resumes for consideration as well.
  • View the Roncalli Guidance Blast to stay up-to-date on scholarships, graduation information, extracurricular opportunities, college and job application information, and more!
  • Consider two individuals who would write you strong letters of recommendation as needed for college, scholarship, and job applications. See your School Counselor to obtain a letter of recommendation form and be sure to request the letter on Naviance (instructions can be found on the Naviance tab).
  • Use your Senior Guidebook and the Naviance tab to help you enter and track college applications, send transcripts to colleges, request letter(s) of recommendation, update your resume, enter scholarships earned, and more.
  • To be sure you are on track for graduation, please reference the Roncalli Graduation Requirements, Graduation Pathways Info – English, or Caminos hacia la Graduación en Indiana.

Senior Year at a Glance

  • August: Visit with your School Counselor for your Senior Appointment to discuss college and job opportunities, scholarships, making the most of senior year, decision making, and more.
  • August: Begin college, job, and/or scholarship applications. August: Attend Evening with the College Repts.
  • September: Attend Paying for College Night.
  • September: NACAC National College Fair in downtown Indianapolis.
  • September-November: Sign up for college rep visits on Naviance. Here are Instructions on Signing Up for a College Visit in Naviance.
  • September-December: Retake the SAT/ACT if necessary.
  • September-October: Complete college applications. Review deadlines for your schools as many schools have early deadlines for admission and competitive scholarships.
  • October: Attend the Financial Aid/FAFSA Meeting.
  • October-January: Create your FAFSA account and begin gathering materials to fill it out. The FAFSA opens October 1.
  • November: Attend the Roncalli Career Fair.
  • October-February: File your FAFSA. Check your schools’ websites for their specific FAFSA deadlines.
  • March: Attend the Career Event to learn all about careers that do not require a bachelor’s degree.
  • March-April: Evaluate financial aid packages from colleges.
  • May 1: Commit to one school. Notify other colleges that you have decided against.

Important Resources for Senior Year