Senior Packet Information
PLEASE NOTE: The HS College Panel Discussion for Parents of Seniors & Juniors scheduled for Thursday, April 4th was already held on Wednesday, February 13th, as per notifications prior to the event. The original date needed to be adjusted due to the availability of our presenters. The panel will not run again as scheduled on April 4th. The counselor portion of the presentation from February 13th can be found below. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The PRHS College Night was held on Wednesday, February 13. The event included a presentation from the PRHS guidance counselors regarding an introduction to the college process as well as a panel discussion composed of representatives from SUNY Oneonta, Quinnipiac University, Rockland Community College Honors Program, and the Iona College Assistance Program. Please click on the presentation if you missed the event. There is also a helpful College Process Summarized timeline to help juniors and parents prepare for college applications.
Financial Aid Night was held Tuesday, October 30. Our program moderator from the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation who has extensive experience with the financial aid process was present to provide helpful information. The presentation is 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 7; the deadline for seniors is May 14. You must have at least 25 hours in the current school year to be considered for an award.
The New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) is currently accepting applications for 2019. Students in grades 8-12 throughout New York State are encouraged to apply. NYSSSA is a program of the New York State Education Department that provides approximately 400 of New York’s most talented students the opportunity to study with professionals in the visual and performing arts. The summer arts residential program offers highly competitive pre-professional training to promising artists from a variety of disciplines. Four weeks of intensive work and interaction with internationally acclaimed artists and performing arts companies, such as the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra, give students a unique opportunity to experience the rigors of their chosen arts field. Each program culminates in a public final presentation or exhibition. Please visit http://www.nysed.gov/news/2018/high-school-students-encouraged-apply-2019-new-york-state-summer-school-arts for application materials and audition information.
Juniors and Seniors looking to improve their public speaking skills can register for the Public Speaking Academy sponsored by Leadership Rockland Inc. and Dominican College. Students must complete all six workshops to receive certificate of completion. A $100 program fee is due upon registration.
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.
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
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.
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. Application Deadline for the Spring 2019 term is Monday, January 14, 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.
- 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