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

College Corner

Washington University, Saint Louis - A very prestigious research university located near the center of Saint Louis.  It is well known for  Engineering, Business, as well as its' Medical programs.  

IN THE NEWS
HELPFUL ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS ABOUT COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

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

JUNIORS
Attention Juniors & Parents/Guardians
SCHEDULE OPEN FOR JUNIOR FAMILY COLLEGE PREP MEETINGS
Click here to schedule
Please contact me if nothing works with your schedule: mnagar@riordanhs.org

 - 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***

SENIORS
 -    SENIOR CHECKLIST
 - 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.