Attention all 17 and 18 year old men

When you turn 18, the law says that you must register with Selective Service.

Those who fail to register may be denied student loans, government jobs, and driver's licenses in most states. In addition, if you are a male immigrant seeking to become a citizen, you must also be registered, regardless of your immigration status.

You can get a Selective Service registration card at your local post office or register at

Registering with Selective Service is important to your future, it keeps you eligible for many opportunities, and it's the law.



  • Explore and begin to narrow your post-high options.
  • Schedule a conference with your counselor if you would like to discuss future plans. If you use Common App, you must see your counselor.
  • Review standardized tests results with your counselor i.e. PSAT, ACT, SAT.
  • If you have not taken or want to retake the college entrance exams (ACT or SAT) register to take them.
  • Attend informational sessions given by college representatives. Sign up in Naviance.
  • Ensure that your high school courses meet college/career/NCAA requirements.
  • Obtain college admission applications.  Submit your college application early; most colleges including the University of Minnesota will accept applications beginning in September.  
  • Review the list of scholarships in Naviance and continue to monitor all school year as the list changes.
  • Attend the Senior Parent Meeting/Financial Aid (FAFSA) Presentation on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in The Loft.

College Application 101 - This was presented by the counselors at a session at East Ridge on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Information on Class Rank/Graduation Recognition

Directions for Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance

***You must pay the transcript fee on FeePay before transcripts will be sent to your college.

      If you are requesting a transcript for a Common Application school, you MUST see your counselor first!!

      Directions for requesting a non-Common Application school transcript are as follows:

  • Log in to your Naviance account (your user name is your student ID number. Your password is your computer password).
  • Click on "Colleges I am Applying To".
  • Click on the pink plus sign on the right hand side of the screen to add a college.
  • Search for the college in the first field titled "Which college are you applying to".
  • Choose the "App Type" (this is an important step).
  • Indicate how you are submitting your application under "I'll submit my application"
  • Click the box indicating whether you have already submitted your application.
  • Make sure everything is correct and click the "ADD AND REQUEST TRANSCRIPT" button.
  • Indicate what type of transcript you are requesting. If it is your first transcript for that school, please choose Initial.
  • Click "Request and Finish".
  • Continue to add all of your colleges by following these same directions.

ONLY REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT ONCE FOR EACH COLLEGE. If you have questions about whether or not it was sent, please see Mrs. Kadrlik in the Counseling Office.

Writing the College Application Essay
This article "10 Tips for Writing the College Application Essay" first appeared in US News in September, 2010 but is still very valuable today.

Information Guide for Student Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Request Form

Seniors applying for college may need a letter of recommendation to be included in the application packet. You may want to ask a teacher, employer or coach to write such a document for you but they may need to know more about you.

The form link above can be filled in online, printed and distributed to those you are asking to write a letter of recommendation. This method is preferred because the information is more readable. You also may print the template and enter the data by hand in INK.

East Ridge counselors advise students to give the recommending adults three weeks to write the letter, if possible. Be sure you fill in the deadline date.

College On-Line Application Process

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