College Counseling

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College Counseling Curriculum

Students come to Rockhurst High School expecting to enter college fully prepared and equipped for excellence. Choosing the right college or university — and understanding the institution’s academic, admissions and financial requirements — is something no student should have to undertake by himself.

Class of 2020 Transcript Request
Transcript Request must be submitted to the CCO via Naviance.  The Naviance transcript request page will be available and accepted after school begins on Aug. 19, 2019.  The transcript submission process will begin once the drop/add period has passed.  Transcripts include all senior year courses in progress.

University Admission Representative Visits to Rockhurst High School
More than 100 colleges and universities visit RHS during the fall and spring semesters.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all encouraged to sign-up in the CCO to meet with these representatives.  You may access the complete list of colleges and universities visiting Rockhurst High School via Naviance.  Once logged in, click on "colleges", "research colleges", then "college visits".

Upcoming CCO Events

Catholic College Fair
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 10:13 - 11:18 am
Location: Performance Gym
Invited: RHS students and parents (all grades) 

30+ Catholic universities attend this event.  Students and parents (regardless of grade) are welcome to attend this special event for Rockhurst families only. 

Click here to see the list of colleges and universities attending.
 

Class of 2021 Family College Planning Workshop (Juniors)
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Rose Theater
Invited: RHS juniors and their parents

This is a joint program with St. Teresa’s Academy, Rockhurst and Notre Dame de Sion High School.  Speakers will present on a variety of topics such as Standardized Testing, Selective College Admissions, Campus Visits, Essays, Résumés, Interviews, etc.

Click here to see the schedule of events.
 

Kansas City Private High Schools’ College Night
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Loyola Gym

All grades and parents are invited to attend this event. There will be 130+ colleges and universities nationally and internationally.  Register for a barcode for the fair at strivefair.com/kc.  Show your barcode to colleges who will scan it to send you more information about their school.  It's free and saves you time at the fair. 

Click here to see the list of colleges and universities attending.

 
 

On Your Side

Rockhurst students and their families can take advantage of comprehensive, ongoing college advising that includes individual and group counseling, testing and test preparation, along with services such as document processing for college admission, scholarships and financial aid.

Every Step of the Way

The College Counseling Office assists students and families throughout the college exploration and application process. Our focus is connecting students with programs and opportunities that fit their academic, personal, spiritual and social needs.

Direct work with students begins first semester junior year and continues throughout senior year, and involves a variety of classroom meetings, college visitors, evening programs and individual guidance. However, the CCO begins working with students and parents freshman year and continues through sophomore year.

Year by Year

View College Counseling Office Brochure

Freshman: In mid fall, CCO counselors are in all freshman classes to begin the college processes conversation, reminding students of the importance of their academic work and involvement in the school and community.

Sophomore: CCO counselors meet with all sophomores to jump-start their college search process. Students are also introduced to Naviance, the school’s college search database, and assigned a “Do What You Are” personality profile. 

Junior: In-classroom meetings are held in the spring and the Junior Portfolio is assigned, which includes completing the Junior Survey in Naviance, identifying four to five potential college choices, and securing signatures on transcript release waivers. 

Senior: During fall individual appointments, CCO counselors review a senior’s college planning process, including his college application list and process, transcript and recommendation requests. Workshops are available for help with the college application and financial aid processes.

 

 
 

Contact Department

Mrs. Fola Okediji
Director of College Counseling
(816) 363-2036 x520
fola@rockhursths.edu
Fax: (816) 361-0251

Mr. Kyle Johnson
College Counselor
(816) 363-2036 x523
kjohnson@rockhursths.edu
Fax: (816) 361-0251

Mr. Darren Meeker
College Counselor
(816) 363-2036 x517
dmeeker@rockhursths.edu
Fax: (816) 361-0251

Mrs. Lyn Rixson
Administrative Assistant
(816) 363-2036 x524
lrixson@rockhursths.edu
Fax: (816) 361-0251

 

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