College guidance seminar for senior parents

Please join us in the High School ARC on Tuesday morning, September 19th at 8:15 a.m. for an hour-long informative parent meeting with the College Guidance Team, Academic Dean, Matt Foster, and Upper School Principal, Dr. Justin Smith. Some topics to be discussed include the college application process, senior year college planning calendar, the National Merit Scholarship Program, and AP Scholars.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Jack Stephens Center – UALR

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Over 100 colleges from around the country will be represented. Parents and students are encouraged to attend!

To pre-register and print your automation barcode, please visit and click on the "Students Register Now" button.

Not sure what to ask the reps.? See this list for some ideas.

Financial Aid 101

October 2, 2017,

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., LRCA Warrior Hall

Come learn effective financial aid strategies for planning for your student's upcoming college expenses.


There will be an ACT prep class at LRCA preparing students for the October 28th ACT test. The class will meet in Room 822 on three Sunday afternoons from 1:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. The dates are October 1st, 15th, and 22nd. The cost for the 12 hours of prep will be $60. Please click here for the registration form.

ACT/SAT Fee Waivers

Fee waivers for the ACT and SAT are available in the College Guidance Office for students who meet the financial criteria. Please visit the links below for more information.

ACT Fee Waiver Requirements

SAT Fee Waiver Requirements


Please check your schools of interest for their specific deadlines.

  • Grading scale, if asked, is “4 pt. weighted.” The colleges will see that we weigh AP courses on a 5 pt. scale from your transcript.
  • If you are applying to schools utilizing the Common Application, be sure to check for the supplemental requirements for each school. These may be a series of questions or additional essays.
  • Please stop by the College Guidance Office if you have any questions about completing your applications.

Recommendation Request Guidelines

  • Please ask your teacher or counselor about writing a recommendation at least two to three weeks before it is due. Do not just have the college send an email saying the recommendation is needed.
  • Tell your teacher/counselor (in writing) the date that the recommendation is due and provide an addressed, stamped envelope for the recommendations that need to be mailed.
  • Be sure to give your recommender a resume and completed parent and student recommendation forms. These forms were filled out by those who attended College Boot Camp, but blank copies are also in the College Guidance Office.
  • Always express your gratitude with a thank you note.
  • Let the person who has written your recommendation know about your admission/scholarship status once you are informed.

**Waiving Rights: Check "yes" regarding "waiving rights to see your recommendations." Some applications list these as "FERPA" rights. Be sure to waive these. Schools tend to disregard recommendations they feel the student has been able to see and perhaps alter.

Valuable College Resource!

"Big Future," an incredible College Board college planning resource, is available for students. Go to to check out this valuable website!

Scholarship Opportunities

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