College & Career
Sophomores and Juniors: Save These Dates Explore your college options in each region—attend any or all of these events for free!
What to Expect
- Explore colleges in a way that’s not overwhelming, and show them you're interested.
- Take action on key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring careers and majors.
- Listen, learn, and participate in live Q&A and online chat with admissions representatives and current students who have been through it all.
- Download college planning resources, and drop in with questions for a college adviser.
Save the Dates
- BigFuture Days West + Southwest, Saturday, February 6, 2:00-6:00 PM
- BigFuture Days Southeast, Tuesday, February 23, 3:00-7:00 PM
- BigFuture Days Northeast, Sunday, March 7, 2:00-6:00 PM
- BigFuture Days Midwest, Thursday, March 11, 3:00-7:00 PM
Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!
Make your dreams of attending college a reality just by taking some basic steps and planning for your future. By reaching out, asking questions, and doing research, you can attend college, be successful and eventually have a career that fits your needs. By getting a college degree, you increase your earning potential and employability. The links on this page are great resources for planning and paying for college. If you need additional information, please set up an appointment with your counselor to discuss options for your future.
Letter of Recommendation Request Form ("Brag Sheet")
Submit this form to your teachers/counselor when requesting a letter of recommendation for college admissions, scholarships, etc. It is important that this form be filled out accurately and completely. Teachers and counselors need a minimum of TWO weeks advance notice to write a letter of recommendation. Please provide a copy of this brag sheet to each teacher/counselor. PROOFREAD before submitting.
Start Your College Planning Journey Here!
ACT has pulled together an entire library of articles and resources to help you get on the path to college and career readiness!
Master Timeline: College Admissions
Getting ready for the college application process can feel very intimidating. A great way to begin is to look at a timeline that lists activities to complete as you navigate the college admissions process.
Campus visits allow students to explore everything a college has to offer. When making an on-campus visit, please notify the RHS Attendance Secretary PRIOR to the visit, and your absence(s) will be considered School Related.
Visit a College Campus Virtually
Carroll College Open House
Meet us on Mondays - carroll.edu/visit or call 406-447-4384
City College Preview Days, Billings
Dawson Community College Buccaneer Days
Flathead Valley Community College/Experience FVCC
Highlands College of Montana Tech
Schedule a personalized visit any weekday by going to mtech.edu/visit
Miles Community College Pioneer Preview Days
MSU-Billings Preview Days www.msubillings.edu/future/visit.htm
Montana Tech Tech Days https://www.mtech.edu/admissions/visit.html
Rocky Mountain College Preview Days |
UM Days, Missoula https://admissions.umt.edu/visit/um-days.php
UM Western XDay Open House https://w.umwestern.edu/section/campus-visit-request/
University of Providence/Great Falls-Argo Fall Preview Day
Educational Talent Search
ETS is a federally funded program by the Department of Education. It has the goal of helping youth, grades 6th-12th, to complete high school and enroll in an institution of higher education of their choice. ETS provides both group and one-on-one mentor sessions with a pre-college advisor who informs, educates, advises and encourages students on career and college choices.
ETS participants receive educational tutoring, guidance on middle and high school course selection, career counseling, financial aid resources, college and scholarship information. Participants have the opportunity to attend college tours, educational field trips and learn about different career opportunities. We serve eligible students in the Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead and Great Falls target areas.
RHS Pre-College Advisor: Carla Guarisco (406) 275-4871
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide low-income, first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education. The program serves 84 students on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Services include tutoring, mentoring, college entrance preparation, enrichment activities, and college visitations. A six-week residential summer component on campus offers students high school credit, college credit, and work-study experiences.
Advisors: Sandra DeBruin (406) 261-3363
Montana Career Pathways
Montana Career Pathways is a vital education and workforce strategy. Too many students don’t understand how education connects to their future, and how to make good decisions that prepare them for college and career. Montana Career Pathways helps students learn about career options that are in demand in Montana, and the types activities they can engage in to prepare for their next step after high school graduation.
- How to Start Planning for College in 9th Grade
- How to Start Planning for College in 10th Grade
- How to Start Planning for College in 11th Grade
- How to Start Planning for College in 12th Grade
- Montana University System College Planning
- Montana Colleges & Universities
- Reach Higher Montana
- College Fund: Native Pathways: A College-Going Guidebook
- Student Guidebook to Higher Education
- How to Write the Perfect College Admission Essay
- Peterson's Guide to College Information
- The Common App
- University HQ
- Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)
- Career One Stop
- Montana Career Pathways
- Montana Career Information System (MCIS)
- Reach Higher: Find Your Career Path
- O*NET OnLine
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Discover Health Administration
- Resume Builder: Create a Resume
- Resume Builder: High School Resume Examples
- Novoresume: High School Resume How-To Guide
- RHS Course Catalog & School Profile (opens in new window)
- Dual Enrollment
- College & Career
- Montana 2-Year & Certification Programs
- Financial Aid (FAFSA)
- ACT & SAT Testing
- Student Engagement Opportunities
- NCAA & NAIA Eligibility
- Social & Emotional Supports
- Crisis Hotlines
- Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention
- Resources for Families in Need
- Handle With Care - Ronan School District (opens in new window)
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