Counseling Center

College Resources

Students who are interested in college need to begin to prepare themselves even before they enter high school. The counseling department offers the following services in the college application process.
  • Counsel students regarding admission criteria
  • Strength of student's high school curriculum
  • GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • Standardized test scores(ACT,SAT)
  • Academic progress
  • Extra-curricular involvement
  • Assist in researching possible collegiate options
  • Schedule college representative visits
  • Assist in all aspects of the college application process
  • Write a personal statement or college essay
  • Obtain a copy of the your most recent transcript

Selecting a college is a process which begins well before you decide to apply. This process involves:
  1. Meeting with college recruiters when they visit your high school.
  2. Setting up campus visits at several colleges of interest to you. Your counselor can help you.
  3. Talking with people in the field you are interested in pursuing as a career.
  4. Looking into scholarship and financial aid opportunities at colleges that might interest you.
  5. Researching colleges on the Internet.
  6. Completing your pre-selection process and begin submitting applications to colleges early in the fall of your senior year.
bigfuture, by the College Board, allows students to search colleges by size, location, tuition, financial aid, student life and majors offered. 

Some colleges offer virtual tours. Check their web sites or click campus tours for a quick virtual tour of a variety of colleges.

COLLEGEdata explains the ABCs of College Majors. 

CollegeNet is a comprehensive website that allows you to customize your college search based on key words, interests or other criteria.You can register and have the colleges contact you.For a fee you can even create a personal profile to market yourself to college recruiters.Other features include online college applications and a scholarship search.

CollegeView allows you to create a customized search of individual colleges.This site also links you easily to college websites for information, virtual tours and online applications provides a checklist to help students identify everything they are looking for in a college. 

Michigan College Guide lists statistics such as tuition/costs, enrollment, popular majors, popular campus activities and location for Michigan Colleges. 

The National Association for College Admission Counseling provides general information for parents and students about college planning.This site contains online articles to help you through the entire college planning and admission process.This site also links to an online college fair where you can chat with college admission representatives, faculty and students.This service is free, however you will need to register.

Peterson's has been one of the traditional resources for college information.This site also allows an interactive search and a fee-based student profile for marketing to colleges.
                                                            Find Your Best Fit College, buy The Princeton Review, helps students research colleges to find the one that is the best fit for them.  

The U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics offers another resource for students to collect information about colleges and universities throughout the nation.