Riordan High School: College Counseling Division
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The one stop website used to provide Riordan Students with College Information and support. 

College Corner


UC Merced is the youngest campus in the University of California system, having oened its doors in 2005. The campus is located in the Central Valley and is situated near majestic Yosemite National Park. UC Merced serves as a major base of advanced research and models sustainable design and construction. UC Merced has integrated education and research programs focused on building a sustainable environment. A research university is a community bound by learning, discovery and engagement. The bobcat serves as UC Merced’s spirited mascot for their NAIA Pac Conference sports and campus spirit. The most popular majors at the university include: Engineering, Business, Biology, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science. UC Merced is nestled near Sierra Nevada and bounded by Lake Yosemite on one side, with many recreational activities available for students, such as hiking, fishing, water skiing, camping, and other forms of outdoor exploration of the surrounding nature. On campus, students can take advantage of the massive Campus Recreation facility to play sports and keep up a healthy lifestyle. If you want more information about UC Merced, and how you can become a Bobcat, consider exploring the school's website or visiting the College Room for more information!

IN THE NEWS
HELPFUL ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS ABOUT COLLEGE AND ADMISSIONS 

The New York Times - 04/06/2017

The New York Times - 08/20/2016

The Wall Street Journal - 9/25/2015

PBS News Hour - 8/21/2015

iUpshot (New York Times) - 4/24/2015
"When people talk about four-year colleges not being for everyone, the teenage Carlos Escanilla is the sort of student they have in mind..."

The New York Times - 3/13/2015
Op-Ed  piece by Frank Bruni 

The New York Times - 12/4/2014
Op-Ed piece by Frank Bruni look at the film the "Ivory Tower" and considers the impact of social class to college access.

Rox and Roll Blog - November 5, 2014
"As a former admissions officer for two "elite" schools -- one Ivy and one West Coast Ivy-equivalent -- I am in a unique position to offer some insights for parents that may be of help in raising healthful teens."




LATEST NEWS

SENIORS:
  • Materials from Senior College Night now available - click on Application Support.
JUNIORS: 
SAVE THE DATE: 
College Kick-Off Night for Juniors and Families: Thursday, January 18th 6:30pm Lindland Theatre
During this presentation we will go over important information regarding the college planning/application process. We encourage both students and parents to attend. Starting Monday, January 22nd I will be available to meet with you and your family to discuss your individual plans. Information on how to schedule these meetings will be shared with you in January.
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ALUMNI: Requesting Transcripts
All students attending a four year college are REQUIRED to send a final transcript to their school. Because our semester ends in May and grades are submitted in June, we send the transcripts out around June 15th (this gives you time to insure your grades are accurate). 
 
students are required to create a Parchment Account and pay a small fee. The directions to do so are below:
 
Step 1: On the Riordan homepage, under "Alumni" in the Quicklinks click "Request Transcriptsand you will be directed to the Parchment website. 
For your convenience you can click here.
 
Step 2: Click "Send Transcriptsand Sign-up for an account
 
Step 3: Add Archbishop Riordan High School and enter your information
 
Step 4: Select the College to which you'd like to send your transcript 
 
Step 5: Pay the fee and Riordan will send the transcript when it is read
 
If you have any questions about this process please contact our Registrar Mrs. Birmingham (nbirmingham@riordanhs.org