Resources for Juniors post_secondary


Click HERE for the Junior Guidance presentation given to all juniors on October 22-23, 2019!


Click HERE for the Junior Parent University presentation, "Finding the Right Fit,"  given on November 20, 2019!


Starting a college search:

As the first step in the college search process students identify what is important to them in a college or university. Early in junior year, making college visits and talking with admissions representative at JHHS or at a local college fair can be a valuable way to identify college traits of importance. For more information on campus visits, college fairs and meetings with college representatives, visit this webpage. In addition, counselors meet with juniors three times during the academic year to provide information on career exploration, building a college list, assessing the likelihood of acceptance, the application process, standardized testing.

Upcoming Events:


Post-Secondary Options Panel: Thursday, February 25, 2020, at 7pm at FVEC Theatre

Come hear from representatives from various post-secondary options for a better understanding of what options are out there!

Junior Financial Aid Night: Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7pm at Rolling Meadows HS

Join the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for an overview of how to pay for college and the financial aid process.

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District 214 College Fair: Tuesday, March 31, 2020. from 6:30-8:30pm at FVEC

Come get information from almost 200 colleges all in one place! Pre-register online at  See the list of which colleges will be in attendance (as of 1/8/2020) here!

Selective Colleges Night: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7pm at FVEC Theatre

Are you a high-achieving student looking into selective or honors college options? Make plans to attend this informative event!

Testing Resources:

The Complete JHHS Post-Secondary Planning Guide: "What's Next? Planning for Life After High School" (updated 12/2019)

Subsections include:
  • Exploring Post High School Options
  • College Planning (including standardized test information)
  • The Application Process
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • College Planning Calendar
  • Appendices: Websites, College Admission Selectivity Categories, Glossary

Follow the JHHS Post-secondary Office on social media @LifeAfterHersey on these sites: