College Prep

Important Information


Judy Ortiz-Aragon




Jacque Kennedy


Phone: 575-646-0309


Amanda Martinez


Phone: 505-224-4130

New Mexico Tech

Hillary Pineda


Phone: 505-366-2560


Jessica Brunsen- Recruiter


Phone: 1-800-367-3668

Texas Tech

Jen Miller


Phone: 806-834-7936                                                                                                                                        

Albuquerque Public Schools is proud to be hosting the upcoming Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) College 101 night, a free, bilingual (Spanish-English), workshop where students will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education.

This is the first time HSF is offering the session in New Mexico, so we are inviting students from surrounding school districts to attend.  College 101 targets Hispanic 9th and 10th graders, but juniors and seniors are more than welcome to attend.  Please feel free to forward this email to your counselors, dean of students or teachers. We encourage your students to register using the following link:

This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited. Registration will close once capacity has been reached, and no later than Monday, March 19, 2018. Secure your ticket by registering today!

Albuquerque Public Schools Hosts HSF College 101

Albuquerque High School
800 Odelia Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Free Admission. Complimentary Parking.
A light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Participants can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish. Breakout session topics will include:

 *   Preparing and paying for college
 *   Applying for scholarships
 *   Researching additional financial aid

Registered guests who attend will be automatically entered to win a prize drawing!

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid This is the application you will use to apply for federal and state grants, work-study and loans. Also, some scholarships require you to have completed the FAFSA to be eligible. You do not have to have financial need for the scholarships, you just have to complete the application. This application is free. Do not ever pay money to apply for federal student aid.
For more information, please see the link to the left of this page titled "Financial Aid Information."

NMSU Scholar Dollar$ Application Open Now Dollar$ is the singular online scholarship application and awarding system for New Mexico State University. Students from any campus can apply for all NMSU scholarships. Scholar Dollar$ is open from October 1st to March 1st of every year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and annually. Go To Scholar Dollar$

12/01/17 Deadline for UNM Regents, Presidential , Bridge and Scholars Scholarships. must be fully admitted by this date. For Regents and Presidential you must submit a separate  scholarship application to be considered. For the Bridge and Scholars Scholarships, all students are considered based on admissions application, core GPA and ACT data. 

12/01/17 Deadline NMSU President’s Associates Excellence, Aggie Achiever, Hadley Honors and Crimson Success Scholarship Deadline must be admitted and have completed Scholar Dollar$ application by this date.

CNM Fall 2018 admissions application will be available on Monday, December 11th.

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New Student Orientation dates are now available for our summer session (see attached flyer). If you have seniors who will be attending in the summer after graduating, please let them know they can now register for a session by going to

All first-time, full-time college freshman are required to complete an in-person New Student Orientation before registering for classes.

Any seniors who plan to attend CNM in the fall and need to meet the orientation requirement for our Bridge Scholarship are also able to attend one of the summer sessions (with the exception of the SOAR session since they register for summer classes during this session).

If you have any questions about New Student Orientation, please email or call (505) 224-3352.

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Click on image above to begin your college search!

UNM Combined BA/MD Degree Program visited RRHS:

Please click on this link for more information about BA/MD program:

Online Colleges That Offer Laptops and iPads

FYI: Here is a list of all the colleges where students can rent, or acquire a laptop just by enrolling:



USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2017 income and tax information.

For more information visit our Financial Aid Information link.


Naviance is a GREAT resource for college and career planning! The RRHS Counseling Department strongly encourages students and parents to utilize it's many resources throughout high school! To review your student's Next Step Plan, please go to the "about me" tab, then proceed to "survey history" on left-hand side and click on "Next Step Plan" to review their current plan. Please remind your student of all Naviance has to offer, including free ACT prep which can be found on this welcome page on left side entitled "Naviance Test Prep."

How to login:

1. Go to Select sign-in then Students & Families Log In (located in top right hand corner). Type in school zip code of 87124. Select Rio Rancho High School. Then type in your username and password.   See Step 2.

2. Username ​= student ID number and Password ​= Student Date of birth (MMDDYYYY) Example​: April 2, 2001 enter 04022001