Grade 12 (Seniors) Page

Senior College Resource

The Class of 2024 College Resource presentation has all the information you need as a senior to apply for college.  Classroom Code is amvhcsp.  All senior forms are available in the presentation.

Please use the PRHS Guidance College Application Form to let us know the colleges to which you are applying.

 

Important forms to submit to your counselor:

Bulletin & Announcements

RCC Application Day Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 9:12 am - 1:06 pm (periods 3 -7) in the Library Classroom.  Learn about Rockland Community College and receive assistance with your application. All students who attend will be able to apply for FREE!   Please click on the flyer for more information and required forms.

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The PRHS Guidance Department hosted a virtual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, December 12.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 school will be available this month at fafsa.org.  Please click on the presentation from Ms. Maria Rodriguez of the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation if you were unable to attend.  The passcode to view is ^UzRCC9Y.

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 Rockland County has two College Tuition reimbursement programs for volunteers in a Rockland County Fire service or EMS agency.  H.E.R.R.O & EDGES are for college-bound students who volunteer in Rockland County, NY in a Rockland County Fire Department or EMS agency.  Please note that these are not scholarships; they are tuition reimbursement programs.

RCC College-Level Courses at PRHS

The Rockland Community College High School Program (RCCHSP) is open to juniors and seniors, allowing them to take RCC courses at Pearl River High School.  The RCC courses being offered, and their pre-requisites, are listed in the Pearl River High School Program of Studies.

Students enrolling in the RCCHSP  must complete and submit the RCCHSP Certification and a Student Data Form to the Counseling Office; parental/guidance signatures are required.  You may also apply electronically. Students must sit for the Accuplacer Placement Test to ensure they are eligible to take the course(s).  

The Accuplacer Placement Test will be offered at Rockland Community College.  We will inform students of the exact date, time and location as soon as that information becomes available.  Students who miss the exam must make arrangements directly with Rockland Community College to take the exam on another date.  It is highly recommended that students take time to prepare for the Accuplacer test.  A number of links to online resources can be found at RCC's Review, Practice, and Test-taking Tips page; or visit their website at www.sunyrockland.edu/go/assessment and click on the box for "Online Review and Practice."  Students who receive testing accommodations should also complete the RCC Assessment Exam Accommodation Request Form.

Some students may be exempt from taking the Accuplacer test based on their SAT, ACT and/or NYS Regents scores.  A Request for Waiver of the Placement Test must be completed with the required documentation above.

Rockland Community College will manage the collection of tuition and fees once the course begins.

New York State College Tuition Programs

Excelsior Scholarship Program

The Excelsior Scholarship provides free tuition to New York State students whose families earn up to $125,000 annually, to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college.   Apply or learn more at hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.  To find additional information on the benefits of the scholarship and how to apply, students and their families can visit www.hesc.ny.gov or  www.ny.gov/college, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.

Students must:

  • be residents of New York State
  • enroll in a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
  • take 30 credits per calendar year (including winter and summer sessions)
  • plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program

 

Transferring Your College-Level Course Credits

In order for college credits to be transferred, seniors taking college-level courses in PRHS (such as RCC courses and SUNY Albany courses) and seniors who are at RCC full time for their senior year must request directly from the college that their official transcripts be forwarded to the college or university he or she will be attending after graduation.  

 

RCC Transcript Requests

Official Transcripts are $5 per copy and all financial obligations to RCC must be paid before transcripts can be released.  Allow several business days for processing official transcript requests.

In-Person requests are for pick-up only.  Form available at the Bursar’s Office (1st floor of the Technology Center)

Free unofficial transcripts are available

  • In-person at Records & Registration with photo ID (1st floor of the Technology Center)
  • Online through your WebAdvisor account

 

SUNY Albany Transcript Requests

Transcripts are requested online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using any computer with internet access and any major credit/debit card.  The following delivery methods are available:

  • Mail Delivery. First class mail and FedEx options are available. The transcript will be mailed 2-3 business days after the order authorizes and completes.
  • Pick Up at the Registrar’s Office Customer Service Counter (2-3 business days after your order authorizes and completes).
  • Same-Day Pick Up at the Registrar’s Office Customer Service Counter. Requests must be authorized and completed prior to 3:15pm EST to get your transcript the same-day.
  • *Electronic Delivery. Requests must be authorized and completed before the transcript will be sent electronically.

 

Syracuse University Project Advance Credit Transfers

If you officially registered for your SU course through Project Advance and your account is up to date (not on financial hold) you are eligible to request an SU transcript and attempt to have your credits transferred. 

Credit Transfer Process

Step 1: Confirm that your grade has been posted by your teacher.  All students should verify that their grade(s) were officially submitted by their high school instructor prior to requesting a transcript.  Any questions regarding the grade should be directed to the Instructor of the course.

Step 2: Order your official SU transcript

Google Files Transfer (Google Takeout)

When students leave the Pearl River School District they will lose access to the Google files associated with their Pearl River GMail accounts.  Files can be exported and uploaded to a new Google Drive or they can be saved on other devices, like flash drives, after extracting them using Google Takeout.  This Google Takeout Procedure sheet will walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to use Google Takeout.