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Counselor's Corner

Class of 2024

College Planning Information

Senior Planning: Watch this presentation (powerpoint) with information that was shared with all seniors during a class meeting with the counselors (10/5/23).  Also, review the SENIOR CHECK LIST!

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday, October 16th: College Application Night for Seniors 4:30 - 5:30 applications; 6:00 to 7:00 PRESENTATION

Tuesday, Jan 10th: FAFSA Information Night 5:00 - 7:00 (FAFSA has changed submission)


Minnesota State Month - October is Minnesota State Month. That means we’re waiving our application fees! For the entire month of October, your students can apply for FREE to one or more of the 26 state colleges and seven state universities of Minnesota State. It’s a great way for students to save a few bucks and get started on the journey to their dream careers. Learn more about Minnesota State Month at Minnesota STATE MONTH 

College Fair:

College & Education Fair (SCSU):  Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm 

Minnesota National College FairWednesday, October 4th  9-12 & 5-8 pm & 9-12 on October 5th


If applying at a MnSCU college and you have also completed College in the High School classes at ROCORI you have already created a STAR ID.  You previously recorded that information and it is available in the guidance office.

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

Here is a list of Minnesota public and private colleges and universities, that identifies which schools do not charge fees for applications (during College Knowledge Month and throughout the year).

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.




When asked to submit a letter of recommendation, fill out the form in the link above and give to the person writing the recommendation so that they are able to easily include all of your accomplishments to write a meaningful letter.  

Financial Aid Completion Event


On January 10th, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 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 2024-2025 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.  



College is a big deal that should not be taken lightly. As you start prepping for your academic adventure, amass all the resources you can. Part of your preparation could include University Headquarters Resources for new college students. In their pages, you'll find information that covers a wide range of subjects, such as planning tools, how and where to find scholarships, a transfer guide, how to get into almost any career you can think of, and more.


College Representatives/Recruiter Visits

Visits with both College Representatives and the Military will be available in the commons during the students lunch time. Please check here for the representatives who have scheduled visits.

College/Recruiter      Visit Information /DATE 
St Cloud Technical & Community College Monday, September 25th
U of M Twin Cities Tuesday, September 26th
National Guard Wednesday, September 27th
Hamline University Monday, October 2nd
Concordia College - Moorhead Tuesday, October 3rd
St Cloud State University Friday, October 13th
US Air Force Friday, November 17th