IMPORTANT DATES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR SENIORS

YEARBOOK SENIOR PHOTO DEADLINE- Saturday, October 30th – Senior photos, baby photos, activities and senior quotes are due (please email to mtomasic@rsu22.us). Seniors need to complete the email survey that will be sent to their school email by October 15th.

Important Senior Information

September 28, 2021

Greetings Parents/Guardians of Seniors and Seniors!!

This letter is to help seniors and parents/guardians of seniors organize dates and deadlines that are important to seniors.  We high school counselors are sending this to you because we know how busy the fall is, and how quickly deadlines come and go.  Deadlines are a crucial part of planning for college, scholarships, the military, and the workforce.

Students who are applying to college can create an account on commonapp.org and begin working on their Common Application for college admission.  We would suggest starting the application now, and then counselors can help your student with the parts they are not sure of after the add/drop period ends.  Please also have students keep track of their login information for the Common App and College Board accounts.  This is critical in order for counselors to help answer questions during senior meetings, as counselors do not have access to passwords.

Students who are planning to enter the military must contact a recruiter for the branch they are interested in.  Here is the most up to date list we have for area recruiters by branch.  On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is our Military Day, and we will have recruiters from various branches setting up tables in the multipurpose room from 8:00-10:30 am.

Below you will find a list of key dates for seniors and families to be aware of.  Please mark them on your calendar as the fall will be a very busy time of year!  In addition, here is a link to the Class of 2022 Google Calendar where we will post when college admissions counselors and military recruiters are coming to the School Counseling Office to meet with students, and we will also post important dates and deadlines.  

ASVABs (https://www.asvabprogram.com/)

Test Date

Deadline to Register

How to Register

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Room 226 @ HA starting at 8am.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Contact Mrs. Huston in the guidance office atdhuston@rsu22.us

SAT Dates and Deadlines

ACT Dates and Deadlines

September 20, 2021: Individual senior meetings will begin with School Counselors.

September 29, 2021: School Counselors meet with all seniors during Advisory

October 1, 2021:Complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA

     Complete your 2022-2023 CSS Profile(if applicable - THIS IS NOT REQUIRED AT ALL COLLEGES)

October 6, 2021: College Fair at the University of Maine Orono (in person at the New Balance Field House) 6:30 to 8:30pm

October 19, 2021: “Transcript/Recommendation Request form” must be returned to Counselors for November 1 application deadlines to ensure timely arrival.

October 21, 2021: Virtual College Fair (link to be sent when available)

October 27, 2021: Financial Aid Night @ Hampden Academy in the Performing Arts Center.

October 28, 2021: Deadline to sign up for the ASVAB (see Mrs. Huston!)

October 29, 2021: “Transcript/Recommendation Request form” due to Counselors for November 15 application deadlines to ensure timely arrival.

November 1, 2021: Common Early Decision or Early Action Deadline

November 4, 2021: ASVAB at HA starting at 8am

November 7, 2021: Virtual College Fair (link to be sent when available)

November 13, 2021: “Transcript/Recommendation Request form” due to Counselors for December 1 application deadlines to ensure timely arrival.

November 15, 2021: Common Early Decision or Early Action Deadline

November 30, 2021: Military Day at HA from 8-10:30 in the multipurpose room

December 1, 2021: Common Early Decision or Early Action Deadline.  Priority Deadline for UMaine.

NOVEMBER IS ASPIRE HIGHER MONTH! 

We will be hosting several opportunities for seniors to get help with their post secondary planning. These activities include:

  • On the spot admissions sessions with admissions representatives from Husson, University of Maine, Eastern Maine Community College, and others! (Dates and times TBA - and will be posted on the Class of 2022 Google Calendar)

  • The ASVAB test - for career exploration or military entrance!

  • Military Day - recruiters from various branches will come and set up to talk with students about the opportunities they can provide!

  • College Essay Writing Lab with Mrs. Leithiser (actually starts in October!)

To make this fun, we are doing a competition between senior advisories. There will be two winners: 1. The advisory with the highest percentage of college applicants or ASVAB completers, and 2. The advisory with the highest completion rate of the FAFSA!

Winners will earn a pizza party before December break!

Senior Year College Prep Checklist

FAFSA-Checklist

Graduation- Graduation will be held Sunday, June 12th.

SCHOLARSHIPS - Please read the following carefully

If any senior is awarded a scholarship s/he is reminded that detailed instructions for each scholarship are given in the envelope which is presented at graduation.  Please read these instructions carefully, keep the instructions, and follow them your first year in college.  Do not throw the instructions away in the excitement of graduation day. 

It is imperative that students check their school email regularly.  Please email Mrs. Abbott at sabbott@rsu22.us if you need further clarification.