The one stop website used to provide Riordan Students with College Information and support. 

College Corner
Drew University -A small private liberal arts college with renowned faculty only a 45 minute train ride from New York City.  Students have great relationships with their professors and enjoy the flexible curriculum. They also take advantage of the school's Semester in New York program, where they have opportunities in the Arts, United Nations, Finance, and Communications.


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."


Attention Juniors & Parents/Guardians
Online Calendar for Appointments is now closed. All students with no family meeting scheduled will meet with me or one of the interns individually. Please contact me if you have any questions. -Mrs. Nagar (mnagar@riordanhs.org)

College Admission Case Studies & College Fair: April 19
Mrs. Nagar invites Junior students and parents/guardians to attend the College Admission Case Studies & College Fair event at St. Ignatius on Sunday, April 19th. The cost to attend is $5 per family. This is a worthwhile event for students applying to private/selective colleges. Please register online by March 18th. 
Link to registration: http://tinyurl.com/Register2015CS 

 - Junior College Night Information
It was a pleasure meeting both students and parents at Junior College Night. We hope that information presented was helpful in starting your college process. For your reference a copy of the presentation and handout is found below. Please remember to schedule your meeting above and feel free to contact Mrs. Nagar (mnagar@riordanhs.org) if you have any questions:

Powerpoint Presentation***: Click here to download
Information Packet: Click here to download

**Clarification: The Mini College Fair for students is on March 20th***

 - Continue to check your application portals for admissions decisions and requests for documents. Please see Mrs. Nagar if you have questions about any requests.

Financial Aid Info for Seniors
IMPORTANT: It is crucial that you write down the Financial Aid Deadlines and Required Forms for ALL the colleges you are applying to. These dates vary, but most deadlines are in January/February. If you miss the priority filing deadline, your financial aid package may be reduced. Some colleges might require the CSS Profile or their own internal form in addition to the FAFSA.

FAFSA: All students applying for financial aid will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal aid. The application is FREE. Please use this link to access the application: https://fafsa.ed.gov
    • Do NOT wait until you've filed your taxes to complete this form. Please use estimates. 
    • We highly recommend that you use the online version of the FAFSA. It the fastest most efficient way to process your application
----> Priority deadline for completing your FAFSA for Cal Grant and CA Public Colleges 
is March 2nd.  Mrs. Nagar submit the Cal Grant Verification form electronically. In homeroom you should have received a sheet confirming your information. If you did not receive one, please see her ASAP.