Attention Class of 2021

We are still scheduling Life After ARHS planning meetings. Regardless of your intended path, I want to meet with you to plan! Here’s a link to set a meeting! link

Recommendation Requests & Communication: Please note that you must list the schools with the proper deadlines in order for your teachers, counselors, and Ms. Garrity to have any idea of your deadlines. If you have a custom deadline like a BFA program, contact Ms. Garrity to make the adjustment. Please reach out to your teachers at a minimum TWO WEEKS prior to your first deadline.

School Counselor Recommendation Meeting with Ms. Cuffee-Gray – link

Transcripts: We are only able to send your transcripts if you submit your LIME GREEN FORM. Ms Garrity actually emailed hard copies of the form to students who have not submitted their forms.

When a College Contacts You to Say Something is Missing: Video Explanation – link

If you have done all of the above, it is likely that the materials are at the colleges and haven’t yet been downloaded. Don’t panic. Please log into Naviance and check to see if your materials have been submitted. You are able to see if the admissions office has downloaded your materials as well. If your materials have been SUBMITTED and not downloaded, you can call the admissions office (noting you may have to leave a message), and let them know your high submitted materials via eDocs. If your materials have been SUBMITTED and DELIVERED you can give the admissions office the unique identifying code listed.

Common Application Workshop – December 10  11:50 (1 hr) – Registration link

The College Planning Squad Tuesdays at 2:30pm – Registration link – Weekly Meeting

Early Decision & Early Action Applicants: You will soon start to hear from colleges. Depending on what you hear back you have some decisions to make. If you have any questions, feel free to join Ms. Cuffee-Gray for Office Hours, or set an appointment to talk it through with her.


December Deadlines – link

January Deadlines – link

2021 & 2022 – How to Sign Up for Admissions Rep Visits VIDEO link

Here’s the ARHS Counseling Office link – connect with school counselors and find resources!

Here are number of great resources:

How to Write a Scholarship Essay

More Scholarship Essay Examples

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Appealing Financial Aid

Deferrals + Waitlists

Choosing a College

What to Do if You’re Rejected From Every College You Applied to

Thinking About Paying for College? Sponsored by Sallie Mae: Register now for a free webinar: December 9 1-2pm ET or December 10, 8-9pm ET

MA Colleges for Students with Disabilities – December 8th 12:00pm Sponsored by MEFARSVP – link

La admisión a la universidad, presentado en español Tuesday, December 08| 4:00pmRSVP – link

Excellent Help Completing Your FAFSA! Sponsored by MEFA – December 14th 12pm RSVP – link

DIY FAFSA Webinar – Sponsored by MEFA RECORDED

College Vine Online Stuff!


Your Friendly Neighborhood College and Career Counselor – Deidre Cuffee-Gray

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