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

CSU Channel Islands is the youngest California State University in the CSU system, having opened its doors in 2002. There is no ferry needed to get to CSU Channel Islands! CSU CI's 1200-acre campus is actually located in Ventura County, halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The dolphin serves as CSU CI's spirited mascot for their D-II sports and campus spirit. The most popular majors at the university include: Business, Psychology, Biology, Liberal Studies, and Nursing. CSU Channel Islands is nestled along the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean, with many recreational activities available for students, such as hiking, sailing, camping, and 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. CSU Channel prides itself as a university immersing student education in its four pillars: international, integrative, multicultural, and community engagement. If you want more information about CSU Channel Islands, and how you can become a Dolphin, consider exploring the school's website or visiting the College Room for more information!


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."


August 31, 2015 at 6:30pm in Lindland Theatre
Senior Divisional Meeting for Seniors + Parents
Download powerpoint presentation by clicking here.
Handouts from presentation are located on the Application Support section of the website and are marked   *Fall Senior Divisional Meeting Handout*.

Save the Dates!
October 9, 2015 7:30am-9am
College Coffee for Senior Parents

October 14, 2015 7:45am-11am
National Testing Day for Seniors (College/Career Workday)

November 9, 2015 Munch/Homeroom in Chaminade Hall
College Fair for Seniors (students only)
List of Colleges will be sent in early October.

November 16, 2015 at 6pm in the Lecture Hall (Rm. 222)
College Financial Aid Night for Seniors + Parents
Edward Samayoa '03, Assistant Director of Student Awards at Stanford University
August 16, 2016
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. I look forward to working with you on your plans after Riordan and college applications. Thank you for your patience as I update the website with up to date information about applying to colleges. Detailed information will be provided during our check-in meetings and during the Senior Divisional Parent Meeting date TBA.

Thank you,
Mrs. Nagar & Ms. Bueno

2015 GRADUATES/ALUMNI: Sending Final 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). 
To help introduce students to the process for requesting transcripts as alumni, 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 (