Sesser-Valier High School maintains an active guidance & counseling program.  The information listed below is intended to help SVHS students and parents keep informed about student assessments, college entrance/registration/application requirements, scholarships (applications, deadlines, etc.), student scheduling, and how to request academic records.

The Sesser-Valier High School Guidance Counselor is Kerri Henry.  She can be contacted by phone at (618) 625-5105, Ext. 103 (Direct Office).  Her e-mail address is

Student Assessment

ACT - Juniors will need to sign up on to take the ACT exam.

SAT - All juniors will take the SAT on 04/10/2018. This is a state requirement.


Students wanting to retake the ACT should visit the ACT website at to register to take the test. Test dates and information regarding the test are available on the ACT website. 

AP Testing - AP tests will be in May.  See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

College Information

    Representatives from the following colleges/universities will be conducting informational meetings at Sesser-Valier High School:

There are no college representatives scheduled to visit SVHS at this time.

Seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of 2018 need to start applying for admission. Also, check college websites for open house dates. Open houses are a great way to gain a lot of information about each college/university.

    College/Military Visitation

        A senior is permitted two visits to a college or university of his/her choice providing the following requirements are met: (1) the student notifies his or her teachers prior to leaving and completes the necessary forms. Even though the student is not in attendance, he/she shall not be counted absent. (2) A student must be eligible to  graduate in order to secure a college visit. (3) All visitations should be prior to the 
month of May, and one visit shall be on the first day of the Prairie State Exam. (A 
third college or university visit may be approved by school administration if a senior must complete an on-campus college exam for admission, must complete and on-campus task for receipt of a scholarship, or must attend a required orientation day.
    Financial Aid 

Representatives from Rend Lake College will be here on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  See Mrs. Henry if you would like to meet with them for help in completing the FAFSA.  

 Seniors the financial aid application will be available starting OCTOBER 1, 2017.   The financial aid application/information will be available at  It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by December 1, 2017.  THIS IS A NEW DATE FOR THE FAFSA. PLEASE COMPLETE IT IN OCTOBER.

Click here for information that is needed to complete the FAFSA.


Scholarship Information 

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is available at  The deadline is November 27, 2017. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Inc. has scholarships available to those students whose family is a member of the cooperative. See Mrs. Henry for applications. The deadline is 12/31/17.

IACAC has scholarships available to seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The application is available at  The deadline is 1/31/2018. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

Rend Lake College Foundation has scholarships available to seniors planning to attend Rend Lake College in the fall of 2018. The application is available at The deadline is 2/28/18. See Mrs. Henry if you have questions.

The Farm Credit Illinois has scholarships available to seniors planning to major in agriculture.  The application is available at  The deadline is 2/28/2018. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation has various scholarships available for senior students. Scholarships are available at Deadlines vary for each scholarship. See Mrs. Henry if you have any questions.

Student Scheduling

Scheduling information will be available in the spring.

Requesting Academic Records

To request a transcript from Sesser-Valier High School please complete and mail form to:
    Sesser-Valier High School 
    4626 State Hwy 154
    Sesser, IL 62884

For Sesser-Valier High School transcript request form click here.