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Programs & Events

Below is a calendar events hosted by the School Counseling Department. Each event description notes a target grade level and audience. Locations and times will be posted and communicated closer to each event. After each event, we will post a recording or any relevant materials, if available.

Upcoming Events

An Evening with Authors Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark –
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Students in grades 9-11 and their families are invited to a talk by the best-selling authors of The Truth About College Admissions, Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the RHS auditorium. Brennan Barnard, Director of College Counseling at Khan Lab Schools in California, and Rick Clark, Assistant Vice Provost of Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, are both leading experts in the field of college admissions. Together, they will discuss trends and outcomes in the current admissions landscape, how colleges review the application and essay, college costs, and standardized testing. 

Registration is required. Register now.


 

2023-24 Events & Programs

Senior College Planning Night - Thursday, September 7, 2023

All seniors and their parents were invited to attend an information program outlining the nuts and bolts of the college application process. Important information about requesting documentation, completing applications, and the various supports available to students throughout the fall were discussed in detail. Click the link for the full presentation. Additional materials are available below.

Senior College Application Night Presentation

College Application Instructions.    SRAR Instructions    FERPA.   12th Grade Timeline

 

High School 101 – Wednesday, October 11, 2023

This program will provide information for current 9th grade parents and students as they begin their high school career. Topics will include the structure and services provided by the Counseling Office, as well as academic and mental health supports in the building.

High School 101 Presentation (PDF)

Junior Post-Secondary Kickoff Event – Thursday, November 30, 2023

Juniors along with their parents are invited to attend our kick-off event as juniors embark on their post-secondary planning journey. Our college & career counselors will walk students and their families through each step of the planning process, including the college search and finding the right fit, standardized testing, visiting campuses and alternative post-secondary options. We will also review the support available to juniors and their families at Radnor High School.

FAFSA Completion Night – Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to come to Radnor High School to get help filling out their FAFSA application.

The *new* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 academic year is set to be released by December 31 with many colleges requiring submissions in January and February. Fran McKeown from the PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will provide detailed information and support on completing the FAFSA. We encourage all eligible students to complete and submit the FAFSA even if they are not seeking need-based financial aid as many colleges use FAFSA information to determine institutional awards such as merit aid. The FAFSA is also a gateway to access PA state grants. Both the student and at least one parent/guardian need to create a Federal Student Aid ID which can be done here at any time prior to submitting your FAFSA. Please see the FAFSA Tip Sheet and FAFSA Checklist for useful information.  

NOTE: If you applied to an institution that uses/requires the CSS Profile in lieu of or in addition to the FAFSA, you can access CSS here.  Click the following link for the list of CSS profile participating colleges: Participating Institutions

Navigating the Future of College Admissions Testing - Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Experts from the Compass Education Group led a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of the future of college admission testing. Presentation topics for that evening included:

  • The evolving role of test scores in specific contexts
  • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
  • Fresh admissions data from test score submitters and non-submitters
  • Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT
  • The specs and design of the digital, adaptive PSAT & SAT
  • Optimal timing and smart approaches to test preparation and testing

Presentation

Compass Education Group Resource

Sophomore Springboard Program – Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Sophomores and their parents are invited to learn about the transition to the junior and senior years of high school. The evening will cover an overview of post-secondary options, how students can begin preparing for their post-high school goals, and the post-secondary planning curriculum for eleventh and twelfth grades.

Watch the Recording Here

Sophomore Springboard Program

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Sophomores and their parents were invited to learn about the transition to the junior and senior years of high school. The evening covered an overview of post-secondary options, how students can begin preparing for their post-high school goals, and the post-secondary planning curriculum for eleventh and twelfth grades.

Watch the Recording Here

Freshman Parent Transition & Science of Anxiety - Wednesday, March 20, 2024

This program will provide ninth grade parents with an overview of the Counseling program available from 10th through 12th grades, including the supports provided by both the School Counselors and the College and Career Counselors. In addition, parents will learn about the science of anxiety, using the same lesson that students receive in health classes.

Financial Aid Night (9th–11th)

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Parents of ninth, tenth and eleventh graders were invited to learn more about the college financial aid process. We were joined by representatives from Pennsylvania Higher Education Access Agency (PHEAA) as well as Financial Aid Officers at local colleges.

Watch the Recording Here

Junior Spring Panel – Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Juniors and their parents are invited to a discussion panel with representatives from a range of colleges and universities. The panel will touch on hot topics such as the current admissions landscapes, standardized testing, the college essay, application review and more. Students and families will be asked to submit relevant questions ahead of time.

View the presentation here

9th Grade Parent Orientation

First page of the PDF file: 23-24_RHS_FreshmanParentOrientation