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Counselor's Corner

Class of 2021

Senior Planning Information

Click here for a presentation (powerpoint) with information that was shared with all seniors during a class meeting with the counselors..

Many of the colleges both public and private offer free application submission at different times during the year based on a variety of factors.  Here are some very valuable links (with descriptions) to look at when making decisions about where and when to apply.

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday, September 28th:  College Information Night 6:30  COMPLETED

Wednesday, October 28th: College Application Night 5:00 - 7:00 COMPLETED

Monday, November 2nd: FAFSA Information Night 5:30 - 7:30  COMPLETED             NOTHING NEW RIGHT NOW.

College Fair:

National College Fair Virtual https://virtualcollegefairs.org/       CLOSED

                  *Sunday, October 18th, 11:00 am to 7 pm  https://virtualcollegefairs.org/exhibitors/2894/upcoming-events

STAR ID:

If applying at a MnSCU college and you have also completed College in the High School classes at ROCORI you will need to activate your STAR ID.  To get started follow these steps:

  1. Go to: https//starid.mnscu.edu
  2. Click on: activate your STAR ID
  3. Click on: Activate STAR ID
  4. Click on: Tech ID (student ID) students can get this from their counselor at school
  5. You will then have to select Fond du Lac TCC from the drop down options and enter your Tech ID number as well as your Social Security Number.
  6. You will then be given your STAR ID number and be asked to develop a password.
  7. Save this STAR ID and Password in your records

Application Fees & Fee Waiver Information for Minnesota Colleges & Universities:

Here is a link of Minnesota public and private colleges and universities, including links to their school homepage and admissions information. This list also identifies which schools do not charge fees for applications (during College Knowledge Month and throughout the year) and which schools accept the Common Application.

Application Fee Eligibility & FAQs for the NACAC Fee Waiver

Students who have limited financial resources and meet the requirements below may use the NACAC Request for Application Fee Waiver Form (toolkit, l) when applying for college. The form helps ensure that access to college is possible for all students. The form is for traditional high school students applying to post-secondary colleges or universities in the fall immediately following high school graduation.

NACAC FEE WAIVER FORM

College Information Night for Junior & Senior Parents

View Presentation from Event (powerpoint)


Financial Aid Completion Event

 

On November 2nd, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM we will offer a Financial Aid Completion event. A college Financial Aid officer will offer help, on the spot, to fill out your students financial aid (FAFSA) information for their 2021-2022 College school year.  If you have any other questions, feel free to call the guidance office or the financial aid office at your college of choice.  This event will take place in the Innovation Center. More details and sign-up to follow at a later date.   COMPLETED

VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION

                            PRESENTED BY MACAC

Virtual College Exploration for ALL Minnesota students!

●        Hear from Admissions professionals.

●        Gain important college knowledge.

●        Learn more about 150 different colleges from all over the country.

●        Live presentations about college admissions are FREE for students and families.

●        Starting February 16, you can register at www.mn-acac.org

 

College Representatives/Recruiter Visits

With the need to social distance we will not be having College Admissions Reps visiting us during the school day/lunch period during the 2020-2021 school year.  Below are links for virtual visits and/or opportunities to connect with the college you may be interested in or want more information from. We will update as often as we get new information to share with you so check back often!

College and link                                                      Visit Information   Virtual Information
Winona State In-person visits by reservation M,W,F

Live Virtual Visits Tuesdays at 7 pm or the Zoom Room on Tue & Thur 8-9 am or 3-4 pm

Southwest State Univ Marshall Schedule an on-campus or virtual visit through website.  
St Cloud State University     Campus Visits and tour   
College of St Benedict/St John's Univeristy   All Visits will be on a virtual platform, Zoom preferred
Concordia College Moorhead Schedule in-person visits Will set-up Zoom meetings for Virtual visits. Take a Virtual Tour
Augsburg University   Virtual Tour 
Lake Superior College Available to do chats  
U of M Crookston   Will do Virtual Visits/Presentations
Alexandria Technical College                                                                               Viewbook Program Division Videos: Art & Design, Business & Information Tech, Health & Education, Law Enforcement, Liberal Arts/Transfer Pathways
Michigan Tech Schedule a virtual visit Virtual Events
Minnesota State University Moorhead Schedule in person or virtual visit                                                                                                                          
St. Cloud Technical & Community College Will be in person at ROCORI on Tuesday, Feb 16th

 

Bemidji State University Contact Admissions Rep for appt or virtual visits.  
NDSU Schedule appts with admissions office Watch a virtual campus tour
College of St Kate's Senior Visit Opportunities

Weekday in-person tours & visits with COVID safety measures, select Saturday dates are also available.- Weekly virtual visits & financial aid appointments

- Weekly “Ask a Katie” meetings with current students

- Interactive Campus Map and Virtual Tour offer a great snapshot of St. Kate’s

College of St Kate's Junior Visit Opportunities

Just Juniors on Monday, February 15 - a virtual program to kick off their college search!

- Weekday in-person tours & visits with COVID safety measures, select Saturday dates are also available.

- Weekly virtual counselor visits

- Interactive Campus Map and Virtual Tour offer a great snapshot of St. Kate’s