Grade 12 (Seniors) Page

Message from the Counselors

Dear Seniors,

We hope you're doing well! We are thinking of you, and can't wait to celebrate your accomplishments!

Typically this time of year, we would be asking you to stop by the guidance office to let us know what your post graduation plans are and to provide us with your admission results for all your schools. Not only is it exciting for us to hear, these results help us keep Naviance updated with information for our current juniors and other future classes. Most importantly, it also lets us know where we'll need to send your final transcript to.

Because we won't have the opportunity to meet with you in person, we are asking that you please complete a brief survey on Naviance by Friday, May 29th. Please note: We cannot send your required final transcript to your college if you do not complete this form (or at least inform us otherwise). Here's what you'll need to do:

  • Log into your Naviance account
  • Click on the About Me tab
  • Click My Surveys
  • Click Surveys Not Started Yet
  • Click Graduation Survey

Please feel free to email your counselor with any questions, or if you have difficulty logging into your Naviance account. Thank you!

Stay healthy and safe! We miss you!

PRHS Counselors 

Senior Packet Information

Please refer to your senior packet for all necessary forms, important dates and information on the college process.  For your convenience the contents of your folder are available below or click on The Complete Senior Folder to download the complete packet.

Contents of Senior Packet

 1.   "Green Sheet" Online Application Form w/ Dates  10.   Common Application Essay Prompts
 2.   Senior Timeline 2019-2020  11.   Common Application College Requirements
 3a. Transcript Release Form (School Copy)  12a. NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards
 3b. Transcript Release Form (Student Copy)  12b. NCAA Registration Checklist
 4.   Email Permission  13.   Resume Samples
 5.   Student Brag Sheet  14.   Federal Student Aid at a Glance 2019-2020
 6.   Parent Brag Sheet  15.   CSS Profile Student Guide 2019-2020
 7.   Teacher Letter of Recommendation Form  16.   SUNY Admissions Information 2019
 8.   Student Responsibilities  17.   Questions for Admissions Representatives
 9.   Calendar of Testing Dates - Fall 2019  18.   The College Interview

Announcements

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AP EXAMS:  Please click on the letter from Mr. Murphy regarding the 2020 AP Exams.

Furthermore, the College Board has released the following two updates regarding AP students affected by school closures due to COVID-19.

  1. Starting Wednesday, March 25, the College Board will be providing free, live and on-demand AP review sessions.
    • AP teachers from across the country will be running these sessions. Check for the AP schedule here.
    • They are optional, mobile-friendly, and available on-demand.
    • The sessions will focus on reviewing content from the first 75% of the course. There will also be lessons that cover the last 25% of the course.
    • Continue working on your ALVS AP course, since your ALVS course and teacher are still great resources for exam preparation.
  1. The College Board is developing a new at-home AP Exam option.
    • Students will be able to complete the exam on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
    • The exams will be 45-minute online free-response exams.
    • There will be two testing dates: one in May and one later.
    • The exams will be secure, including digital security tools to detect plagiarism.

The College Board will release additional testing information by April 3, 2020.

x2Vol Registration on Thursday, 12/12Counselors will be available in Pirates Cove during periods 5, 6 and 7 on Thursday, December 12 to assist students with registering for x2Vol.  Students, please bring your Chromebooks.

Financial Aid Night was held on Thursday, October 24.  NYS Higher Education Services Corporation representative, Ms. Paola Therasse, who has extensive experience with the financial aid process was present to provide helpful information.  The presentation will soon be available for those who were not able to attend.

  

Community Service The deadline for community service awards consideration for grades 9, 10 and 11 is May 5; the deadline for seniors is May 12. You must have at least 25 hours in the current school year to be considered for an award.

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With the closures of high schools and colleges, the National Hispanic College Fairs announce their new College Directory.  Close to 100 colleges have signed up so far and more are being added weekly.  Click on the appropriate icon to get all the contact information about the college you're interested in, including office hours.  It's easy and it's free.  Just go to the NHCF website and click the yellow button.  The simple instructions are on the flyer.

 Pearl River High School logo of a pirate 

The Crystal Run Healthcare Young Physicians Program is open to any and all Junior and Senior level students interested in pursuing an education and career in health care.  The program is free and students will have exposure to physicians who are experts in their specialty of choice, as well as leaders in our local health care community.  The first session will begin on March 3.  Please see Crystal Run Healthcare Young Physicians Program letter for more information.

RCC Early Admit Program for High School Students

The Rockland Community College Early Admit Program (RCCEAP) is open to high school seniors who wish to complete their senior year of high school by matriculating and registering as full-time students at Rockland Community College and taking courses only on the campus of Rockland Community College.  Seniors must have a minimum grade point average of 80 and pass the Ability to Benefit (ATB) English and Math placement tests with a placement into English 101 and Math 101.  Please visit the RCC Early Admit page for more information.  Interested students must complete the Enrollment Application for Early Admission, the RCC Admissions Application forms as well as the Early Admit Agreement.

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

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 $110,000 annually, to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college.   It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019.   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