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.



Senior Raptor Time Presentation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 Senior Parent Night

The SENIOR PARENT INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA NIGHT was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, in The Loft auditorium. Important and timely information about senior year, graduation and supporting students as they prepare for their life after East Ridge was shared.  In addition, a financial aid expert from Concordia College presented about financial aid and FAFSA.  

Counseling Office Presentation

Financial Aid/FAFSA Presentation



 • Review college acceptance notices. Complete necessary forms. Finalize your choices.
• Confirm housing, course registration and financial aid for the school you will be attending.
• Review scholarship acceptance notices and rejection information. Complete necessary forms.
• Start watching for your financial aid award letter(s). Compare the offers from all schools. Consider not only the total dollar amounts, but also the types of aid offered. Sign and return your financial aid award letter to confirm that you want the aid.
• Apply for summer jobs – many financial awards assume student financial contribution.
• Keep up academic work. Colleges will review your final grades.


 • Notify all colleges to which you applied, but do not plan to attend.
• Take Advanced Placement Exams.
• Complete the Senior Survey and request your final transcript be sent to the school you are attending in the fall.
• Attend the Senior Academic Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - TBD

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 
  • 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

Know How 2 Go