RCSD College Ready

Prepare for College and Career Options

  • This website is a one-stop shop designed to help support students with the whole college process, with information on community events, college applications, scholarships, and more. Check back regularly, as this information is continually updated.

    Also, if you haven’t checked out Naviance with your child, ask them about it! There are many great college and career-readiness activities to help prepare students in grades 7 -12 for the next step in their educational journey. As always, students should reach out to their school counselor for assistance. For a complete list of school counselors by school, click here.



    Scholarships are available on the college and career platform Naviance. Scholarships are updated weekly. To search for scholarships follow the directions below:

    Student Login Process
     Students login using RoConnect: https://launchpad.classlink.com/rcsdk12

    Search for “Naviance”

    Click the Naviance icon


    Select the Colleges Tab



    Scroll to Scholarships & Money, then select Scholarship Search





    Federal Student Aid an Office of the Department of Education Logo

    FAFSA Fest Is an Annual Series of Free Events That Brings Local Volunteers to High Schools Around the City to Help Students and Families Complete Their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Online, Answer Financial Aid Questions, and Provide Individual Counseling with an Understanding of College Costs. RCSD has hosted several FAFSA FEST events at our local high schools. If more support is needed, please connect with a school counselor at the respective schools. Below is a letter from Governor Hochul about the importance of FAFSA completion. 




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    Before you apply to SUNY, explore our 64 colleges and universities to narrow down your top choices.

     Apply via the SUNY Application or the Common Application: https://www.suny.edu/applysuny/ 


    Paper Tutoring / Paper Tutoring Home

    Do you need additional support with the college application process? Login to your RoConnect app and search PAPER.

    PAPER provides 24/7 support with homework and assignments. You can also obtain support with college applications, essays, resumes, and much more. 

    PAPER College Process Support



    The SAT Exam for 11th-grade students will be taking place this Spring. March 4th - March 28th. Connect with your child's school for more information. 


    Strengthen your college application by using the college admissions test that's used by many colleges—including those that have test-optional policies.

    Explore personalized career insights aligned with your score.

    Receive guidance about planning and paying for college. 

    Get AP® course recommendations.

    Access over $300 million in scholarship opportunities. 

    Get free world-class practice.

    Experience a digital test that's shorter and easier to take.  

    Students can study for the exam using the Bluebook app downloaded to their computers.


    Begin the college and career planning process as early as possible. Review the college and career grade level checklists for helpful tips. 

    Elementary School Checklist

    Middle School Checklist

    9th-Grade Checklist

    10th-Grade Checklist

    11th-Grade Checklist

    12th-Grade Checklist


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