College and Career Room

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Welcome to the superhighway link to information about college and career planning provided by the Rolling Meadows High School (RMHS) College & Career Room (CCR). By clicking on menu items found on each page you can learn about the RMHS College & Career Room, resources and services. Click on the article headings or icons on this page for quick links to important information.
Contact Us!
The CCR is staffed by Mr. Robert Yerkan, College Counselor, and Mrs. Carol Green, the College & Career Room Assistant.  To speak with Mrs. Green or Mr. Yerkan, stop by the CCR or contact them by phone:  Mrs. Green is at 847-718-5661 and Mr. Yerkan is at 847-718-5660.  NOTE: Mrs. Green's hours in the CCR, for 2016-2017, will be from 11:15 to 3:15.  For additional staff, click on Contact Us, above.
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Senior Resource Booklet

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A booklet with some key facts and useful information for all students in the class of 2017 was provided during Senior Curriculum, which was conducted, in place of PE, on Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  You can download a PDF of the booklet by clicking on the link above.  

Senior Curriculum Presentation
Mr. Yerkan, along with the Rolling Meadows High School counselors, will access seniors through their PE classes on Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7, to attend the Senior Curriculum program.  The parent version of the senior program was conducted at 7PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, in the RMHS Theatre.  To view the PowerPoint used during the presentation, click HERE.
Junior Resource Booklet

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A booklet with some important information for juniors was presented to the class of 2017 during Junior Curriculum I, which took place on Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  You can download a PDF copy of the booklet by clicking on the link above.

ACT also has a nice booklet to help juniors organize their college search and selection process.  To download a copy of the ACT booklet click HERE.

Junior Curriculum Presentation

Mr. Yerkan, along with the Rolling Meadows counselors, conducted several presentations as part of Junior Curriculum I.  Juniors reported to the theatre during their English classes on Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to attend the Junior Curriculum I program.  You can click on the link above to view a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.  After the presentation students went to computer labs with their counselors to do a college search using their Naviance Accounts. 

The parent version of the presentation will be conducted at 7 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in the RMHS Theatre. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes (AP Credit)

Interested in taking a challenging, college-level course while still in high school?  Research shows that students who take at least one AP class while in high school have a higher success rate at colleges and universities.  As an added bonus you may even be able to earn college credit after taking the AP Exam for the course!  To find out what AP score is needed for credit at different schools, click on AP Credit, above.

Are you taking an AP Class this year and would like to know the AP Exam schedule?  Click HERE.

Summer Programs

Interested in doing a summer program at a college or through another organization?  There are a number of sites available to explore options.  The District maintains a page with information on summer programs (connect using the link below).  You can also check the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Summer Programs for Students site (link below) or Naviance (colleges: college research: enrichment programs).

Click HERE for the District page on District Summer Internships.

Explore other options, below:

Northwest Educational Council for Student Success - Events, Internships and Camps, click HERE.

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Another resource you may want to consider exploring is:

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Please be aware that this site is a .com site. It can provide useful information but can also advertise for-profit programs.
Click on the icon, above, to be linked to their site.

Students can also stop by the CCR to see postings of programs for which we have received literature.

 
 ACT and SAT Dates

2016-17 Test Dates:

SAT: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 21, Mar 11, May 6, June 3.

ACT: Sept. 10, Oct. 22, Dec. 10, February 11, April 8, June 10.

Click an icon for details.  sat act

Want to find out how to convert your SAT to an ACT score (the Concordance)? Click HERE.

Want to find out if a college requires the ACT with writing?  Click HERE

2016-17 CCR Calendar

Check out the CCR calendar here. Click the icon for the complete CCR calendar. 


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So, You Want To Go To College? Presentation

Mr. Yerkan  conducted a presentation, for freshmen, sophomores and their parents, promoting a college going culture among underclassmen. The presentation focused on what students can be doing to prepare themselves for college beginning as early as their freshman year.

The program began at 7PM in the Rolling Meadows High School Theatre, on Thursday, October 13, 2016.  You can view a pdf of the PowerPoint by clicking on the link above.  To view a pdf of the handouts that were given with the PowerPoint, click HERE

D214 Senior Financial Aid Night

The D214 College Counselors hosted their annual Financial Aid Night, for seniors and their parents, at 7PM on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in the Rolling Meadows High School Theatre.  Our presenter was, once again, Mark Anderson, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Lake Forest College.  You can view a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation by clicking on the link above.

You can download both a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation AND all handouts that were distributed that evening by clicking HERE.

To view a live recording of the program and presentation click HERE.

For more financial aid information, and additional resources, go to the navigation bar, on the right, and click on Financial Aid Information.

D214 FAFSA Completion Night

On Tuesday, October 18, the D214 College Counselors will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Night in the library of Wheeling High School (900 S. Elmhurst Rd., Wheeling).  Two sessions will be held, one at 6:30PM and the other at 7:45PM.  No reservations are required. Attendees will be assisted on a first come, first served basis.  In order to more efficiently help families, those planning to attend are asked to bring:

  • FSA IDs for the student and one parent (apply for IDs before hand at: fsaid.ed.gov)
  • Completed 2015 Federal tax returns, with W-2s and all attachments, for student and parents
  • Driver's license for the student
  • Assets summary, EXCLUDING home equity and retirement assets, for student and parent(s).

To view a copy of the flyer for the program, click HERE.

 D214 Advising the Student Athlete Program
D214's annual "Advising the Student Athlete"  program was held on Monday, November 21, 2016, in the Forest View Educational Center (FVEC) Theatre, 2121South Goebbert Rd., in Arlington Heights.  The presenter for the program was, once again, Maureen A. Harty, Associate Director of Academic and Membership Affairs of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  You can view a PDF of the PowerPoint of the program by clicking on the link above.  You can also download pdf copies of the handouts that were given at the program, as well as the Athletic Handbook, by going to the Student Athlete section of this webpage. 
Junior Curriculum II
On Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1, the Rolling Meadows Counselors will pull juniors from their U.S. History classes to conduct the Junior Curriculum II Program, which will focus on post high school planning.
 D214 Ask the College Night

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 7:00 PM, the D214 College Counselors hosted the annual "Ask the College Night" at the Forest View Educational Center (FVEC) Theatre (2121 South Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights).  Attendees had the opportunity to learn what it would be like to attend different types of institutions:  the local community college, a four-year in-state public school, a four-year out-of-state public school, and a four-year private school.  Each presenter shared some of the benefits and differences of attending his or her type of institution.  Audience members had the opportunity to ask the school representatives any questions they had about the types of schools represented:

Community College:
Brian Johnson, Admissions Specialist, Harper College, Palatine, IL

Four-year In-state Public University:
April Ponte, Coordinator of School Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Four-year Out-of-state Public University:
Emily Jackson, Sr. Assistant Director, Office of Admissions, Indiana University - Bloomington

Four-year Private University:
Aaron Cloud, Associate Director of Admission, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

 D214 Junior Financial Aid Night
The financial aid night, for juniors and their parents, will take place at 7PM on Monday, March 13, 2017, in the Rolling Meadows High School Theatre.  The program be presented by Mr. Scott Seibring, Director of Financial Aid at Illinois Wesleyan University.  You will be able to download a pdf of the PowerPoint of Mr. Seibring's presentation by clicking on the purple tab, above, after March 20, 2017.  
Rolling Meadows Profile Data
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D214 Graduation Requirements  
Click on the above bar to view the D214 Graduation Requirements.
Academic Handbook
Click on the link above to access the course descriptions for the current academic year.
Family Connection click here:
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