• VIRGINIA COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

    Whether you want a big, traditional university experience, or a cozy, small college setting, start your college search in Virginia. There are 82 colleges in Virginia, 40 public and 42 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors.

    A Listing of All Virginia Colleges and Universities: http://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/explore/virginia-institutions

     

    COLLEGE VISITS

    Throughout the fall and beginning of the spring, many colleges and universities visit KRHS.   All visits will be announced through morning and afternoon announcements.  If there is a specific college or university that you would like to have visit, please see Ms. Morgan in the Counseling Office or email her at: reylin.morgan@fcps1.org 

     

    COLLEGE VISIT REQUEST FORM

    Seniors are allowed three college visits per term with prior approval as documented by the college.  Juniors may be eligible for two college visits during the 2nd term (Spring) of their junior year.  All students must meet the required criteria. You can find the college visit request form under the Quick Links page.

     

    COLLEGE PLANNING

    There are many great resources for college planning.  The Counseling Office has many resources for you.  Make an appointment to meet with your school counselor or Career Coach to get started.  Follow the guidelines for your graduation year to prepare for what you should be doing each year in high school. 

    4 Year Plan – Suggested Timeline 4 Year Plan

    You are the person in charge of your own future. And if your future includes college, you’ll want to start preparing as soon as possible! This site can help you do that. By using the link below, you can learn about financial aid opportunities, find out what you have to do in high school to prepare for college, and explore the many career and education options that are available to you.  Visit: http://www.i-am-the-one.com/

    Some other great resources include:

    Academic Planning: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan

    Financial Planning: https://www.savingforcollege.com/college-planning

     

     

    FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA

    Each fall, KRHS hosts a FAFSA night – this is your chance to learn everything you need to know about applying for financial aid.  If you are a senior and plan on attending college the following fall, it is recommended you apply for financial aid starting October 1 of your senior year.  The website to apply for financial aid can be found at www.fafsa.gov.  Even if you do not think you qualify for financial aid, it is important to apply as some scholarships request an application to be submitted. 

     

     

    GAP YEAR

    What is a Gap Year?  "A semester or year of experiential learning, typically taken after high school and prior to career or post-secondary education, in order to deepen one’s practical, professional, and personal awareness.” (Gap Year Association)

    https://gapyearassociation.org/gap-year.php

    If you are considering Gap Year, you may also want to explore these two websites for additional information:

    www.interimprograms.com/

    www.americangap.org/

     

    LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Did you know you can save an average of $20,000 just by attending LFCC your first two years of college?  There are so many wonderful opportunities for scholarships and grants at LFCC as well.  If you are interested in more information about everything LFCC has to offer, make an appointment to meet with Mrs. Johnson in the Guidance/Counseling Office!  You can also visit www.lfcc.edu for more information!