Junior & Senior Meetings Junior & Senior students along with their families have the opportunity to meet with Mr. MacLeod to go over High School Transcripts, College Admissions, Testing, Careers, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and anything related to post-secondary options for SAVHS students. Senior Meetings start at the beginning of the school year and go until Mid-December; Junior Meetings start at the beginning of 2nd semester and go until the end of the year. Please go to the main HS homepage to sign up.
Minnesota Career Information System The MCIS website is a resource available to SAVHS students for information on researching careers, taking an aptitude test, sorting for colleges and researching college websites as well as looking at financial aid and doing a financial aid sort. This site requires a username and password.
Website: http://mncis.intocareers.org/ Username: rjcounselor password: 682001
College Visits to SAVHS College representatives make visits to SAVHS on a regular basis, please check with the Daily Announcements or stop by the Guidance Office to see who and when. It is a great opportunity to get some individual attention from a school you might be interested in.
Applications Most college applications can be filled out online, on the college or universities website. Please stop by the G.O. if you have questions when filling out your applications. FEE WAIVER - click here for the NACAC Fee Waiver form, you may qualify if your family is of economic need.
Letters of Recommendation Letters of Recommendation are often needed for college or scholarship applications. Ask 2-3 school staff members that you have a good working relationship with to write you a letter, when doing so please use the recommendation pamphlet and allow ample time for the writer to complete it.
National College Fair The National College Fair is usually held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in October. We encourage all seniors and juniors to go with their parents. But, for those who cannot go with their parents, we typically plan to take two bus loads of students for about two hours. Permission slip required. Please check the District Calendar for specific details.
Click Here for tips on what to do at the college fair.
For more information on the National College Fair please check out the MACAC (Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling) website.
15 things to keep in mind while planning for college - Helpful article for all seniors to read
www.mymajors.com - Website resource to assist students in choosing a school and a major
Princeton Review - Recommendations of colleges
What Can I Do With a Major In......? (WCIDWAMI) - Find out what you can do with certain majors
www.iseek.com - Career, education, and job resource
College Cost Comparison - Cost comparison for Minnesota colleges & universities
What Will They Learn? - "A guide to what college rankings don't tell you."
CollegeBoard - College planning tools
Mn Careers - Guide to career and educational exploration
CollegeQuest - Free college match service
Youniversity TV - Online college campus tours.
Peterson's - Comprehensive guide to college information