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Planning for Life After
Understand how Student Services staff can support you with your college, career, and life plans.
Know where to find college, career and life readiness resources.
Chris Stoebner A-C & V-Z
Roxann Engel D-J
Melissa Good K-N
Kim Elder O-U
OTHER DEPARTMENT STAFF
Matt Boyce: Lifeways Advisor
Jenni Dragoo : Registrar
Jennifer Broderick: Records Secretary
Brenda Sinclair: Secretary
Credit check & transcript (blue
and white)- WE NEED THIS
Checklist and Senior Planning
Post High Planning Materials
Your transcript is a record of all your high school classes with FINAL grades and credits earned.
Review your transcript RIGHT NOW. We need them back at the end of the presentation.
What you see on your transcript today is what will be sent when a transcript is requested.
Transcript If you have questions about your transcript, see
Jennifer Broderick or your
Requesting a transcript:
Forms are in Student
Services and on
Leave it as PAS or TST, which
indicates a test out, or
Request a letter grade. The letter
grade will not impact the GPA.
Make this request with Jennifer Broderick in
Be aware: Some scholarships require letter
IF YOU HAVE RE-
TAKEN A CLASS
FOR A BETTER
FORM” TO HAVE
FROM YOUR GPA.
FORMS ARE IN
Review your credit check RIGHT NOW.
YOU are responsible for meeting graduation requirements.
High school graduation requirements may differ from college admission requirements.
Waiving a Math or Science course? See your counselor about this if you have questions.
Taking an off-campus
or online class? Tell
typically have early
Planning to graduate
at semester? Tell
Jennifer Broderick &
You will need to fill
out a form at the end
of the semester.
Questions? Make an
My Academic Plan
The state requires that you complete your 4
year Academic Plan in SDMyLife in order to
A completed Academic Plan has 22 credits & includes all
Update your Academic Plan and verify its completion.
Use your K-12 login to login to SDMyLife.com
What do I want to do with my life?
How do I get there?
You Have Options!
Apprenticeships and on the job training
o Other (Travel, Humanitarian Service, Gap Year, etc.)
Most of our presentation will focus on University/Technical Institutes. Make an appointment with your counselor for more information about the
Career Information Sites:
ASVAB: October 15 & February
#1 on Senior/Junior Check List
http://www.sdmylife.com/ https://www.mynextmove.org/ https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Do your best- ALL YEAR
Consider Dual Enrollment (November 1 is when Spring registration opens)
Prepare for and take college entrance exams:
*The ACT has a writing component not all colleges require; check the admissions requirements of your college(s)
**The SAT has subject tests your college may require you to take
Fee waivers are available for the ACT and SAT. They are confidential. See your counselor for more information.
#2 on Senior/Junior Check List
Step 3: Set Goals
The 3 most important goals to consider when looking at schools:
Major (pages 23-28)
How much do you want to spend?
#3 on Senior/Junior Check List
Gather information about colleges
Websites, sdmylife.com, college rep visits, talk with counselor and family/friends
Narrow your choices
Visit schools, if possible
Finalize your list
#4 on Senior/Junior Check List
Virtually all applications are online
Find out what you need to apply
Letters of recommendation
Check Deadlines (find these on college websites)
Early Decision (binding)
Early Action (early response to application, no commitment)
#5 on Senior/Junior Check List
Social Media & Letters of
o Social Media
▪ What you put on these sites could impact a person’s willingness to write you a letter (or admit you, hire you, or keep you as an employee.)
▪ Many employers/colleges/scholarship boards ask for access to social media sites.
o Letters of Recommendation
o Request letters 2 weeks in advance
o Be specific: Who is it for? When do you need it?
o Provide your Recommendation Brag Sheet
o Get this from your counselor or at www.rcas.org
o Thank anyone who writes you a letter.
Step 6: Look for Financial Aid
• FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
• Apply after October 1
• Page 31
• Websites (www.rcas.org)
• Stevens Scholarship Listserv (see white handout)
• Freshman scholarships (academics/athletics/major)
• Pages 31-37
• Research these on school websites
• Your employer/your parents’ employer
• Private loans
• Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
• Reciprocity with Minnesota
• Military (page 29)
• SD Opportunity Scholarship (page 37)
• Dakota Corps Scholarship
• Build Dakota Scholarship
#6 on Senior/Junior Check List
Step 7: DECIDE
FAFSA award letters are sent to colleges in the spring
You may not make your final decision until you see the financial packages offered by the schools you applied to.
Consider ALL your goals (educational, personal, financial) when making your final decision
Notify the college you plan to attend
#7 on Senior/Junior Check List
NCAA/NAIA – prospective College athletes
Register online with NAIA or NCAA
Be aware of your academic eligibility
requirements to be a college athlete (both GPA
Links to NAIA and NCAA are:
College & Career ReadinessEvents
•Daily Announcements and calendar on Student Services doorCollege and Military Visits: In the Link
•September 26, 2019Post High Planning Day
•October 3, 2019 Choosing a College & Finding Money
for College & College Expo
•November 7, 2019College Application Day:
•November 7, 2019 Financial Aid/FAFSA Event & College
•Rapid City Stevens Raiders Facebook Page
Additional events will be announced during the year. Find this information on:
Post-High Planning Day September 26, 2019
@ the Civic Center
You received this information today.
Over 50 in-state and out-of-state post-secondary schools will be in attendance.
You will be excused from 1st and 2nd period to attend. Please arrive by 8:00am.
Students must be back to Stevens by the start of 3rd perio