Senior Information

NHHEAF Free Webinars:

Senior College Night – Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30pm

This session is intended to educate high school seniors and their families about the college admission process. Whether you need a quick refresher after the summer or whether this is the first time you are thinking about college applications, you will find this session helpful.

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College Essay Do’s and Don’ts – Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30pm

The college essay can be one of the more daunting aspects of the college admissions process. This session will help families and their student get better insight into how a college essay can make a student stand out. We will cover what colleges are looking for in an essay, choosing a topic (and what to avoid), how to let the student’s voice shine, why critical thinking matters, and more!

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Common App – 10 Things to Know - Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm

This webinar provides tips for completing your Common App including entering your activities and senior courses, sharing parental background information, and tips for your letters of recommendation and essay. We will also discuss using the additional information section properly, FERPA, and more. Starting the process early can ensure it is completed accurately and on time!

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  • Continue searching colleges and visiting campuses

  • Schedule to meet with school counselor to discuss post secondary plans

  • Retake SAT or ACT if need be

  • Being to write college essay

Counselor Talking to Student

pencil writing


  • Begin the process of submitting the FASFA:  Application available October 1st

  • Attend college fairs

  • Trim list of schools down to 6-8

  • Attend MVRHS College Night & identify admissions deadlines

  • Acquire applications from colleges

  • Open a Common Application account, if applicable

  • Begin to fill out applications

  • Ask 1-2 teachers to write you a recommendation


  • Complete Applications

  • Make an appointment with school counselor to complete and send applications

  • Have SAT/ACT scores sent to schools of interest

  • Attend Financial Aid Night at MVRHS, presented by NHHEAF

Student Sitting

Scholarship Application


  • Research scholarship opportunities

  • Draft scholarship essays


  • Await decisions

  • Receive award letters and Financial Aid packages

  • Apply to local scholarships

  • May 1st make final decision

  • Keep your school counselor in touch with news of admissions and financial aid award letters

  • Migrate your MVRSD Google Drive documents to your personal GMail Drive (by June 15)


If you receive admission letters to colleges, gap year work force or military please bring them down to your counselor to copy and post on our Senior Royal Panther Pride Bulletin