Class of 2020 and Beyond- College Board Scholarship
The ScholarshipsThe more effort you put in, the more chances you get to earn a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you complete all six steps, you’re eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded--through monthly drawings--to students who complete each step.
1. Build Your College List: $500Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in.
2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.
3. Improve Your Score: $2,000Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.
4. Strengthen Your College List: $500Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.
5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.
6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000Apply to the schools you want to attend.
Complete Your Journey: $40,000Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.
For more information click here.
Class of 2019 -Genesee Opportunity------- Don't miss out on the Genesee Opportunity
GO Learn GO Achieve GO Beyond
Seniors are encouraged to apply now even if they've not decided where they will attend. They will be contacted over the summer to get any information that's still needed to process the stipend.
All seniors should consider completing the application form.
Once the completed application is received, Genesee Opportunity staff will verify the information provided to determine eligibility for the GO Stipend. Students who have already taken a qualifying assessment for certification at a training institution can call (810) 591-GCGO (4246) to discuss eligibility for reimbursement.
2020 GRADUATES MUST UPDATE THEIR TRANSCRIPT IN PARCHMENT - SEE ATTACHED INSTRUCTION SHEET
The GENESEE CAREER INSTITUTE
Click on the link for more info
Do you have questions about your SAT scores or your College Board account? Contact the College Board at 866-756-7346.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PSAT SCORES- CLICK HERE
LINKING YOUR PSAT SCORES TO KHAN ACADEMY - CLICK HERE
CLEP - A way to earn college credit. This site gives an overview of what it is and how to earn credit. Click here for a link to a page designed for parents.
Need a tutor? Click here for a list of available tutors.
Information for TIP Eligible StudentsHigh School Seniors: You MUST set up your account and confirm your college choice by accessing the MiSSG Student Portal.
All TIP Eligible Students: You MUST update the MiSSG Student Portal with any changes to your address or college choice.
Note: If you do not have access to a computer, need assistance or have questions, please contact the Customer Care Unit toll free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687) and one of our representatives can assist you with the process.
TIP Fact Sheet
Counseling department contact information:
A-L Counselor M-Z Counselor
Mrs. Armour Mrs. Kelley
For more information about the EDP process go to the Career Connections site.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
PSAT 9 - April 14, 2020
PSAT 10- April 14, 2020
PSAT/NMSQT - See Below
Prepping for College PowerPoint
PSAT/NMSQT- Fall 2020
SAT – ALL juniors are required to take the SAT and other state mandated testing. These tests will be administered April 14-16, 2020. Please keep this in mind when planning vacations and other appointments that would take your student out of school. This testing is required.
ACT- ACT now requires students to upload a picture of themselves when they register for national testing dates. For more information go to http://www.act.org/newsroom/announce/testprocedures.html
Are you interested in a career in the military? Find out more by going to http://www.npc-pubs.com/RecruiterJournal/Education-Guide2013.
Are you interested in a career in the skilled trades? Click here for local apprenticeship programs.
Begin to get your college applications in. Remember, you must send your transcript through Parchment.com when you apply. Many colleges have an application deadline in order to qualify for their academic scholarships. Applying before December 1st is a general rule of thumb but you should check the deadlines just to be sure. Some colleges have an October 1st application deadline to be considered for their academic scholarships.
Senior Year Planning Presentation 8/26/2019
Local Scholarships - Come out March 2, 2020, and are due to Mrs. Day in the office by March 20, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.
Outside Scholarships - To be recognized during the Senior Honors Night for earning something other than a local scholarship you need to turn in all scholarship award letters to Mrs. Day in the front office by May 8, 2020. Award letters turned in after this date will not be in the honors night program and will not be announced during the honors night program.
FAFSA Deadline - March 1, 2020 for state level grants and some federal level aid. You can now fill out the FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov
Tuition Incentive Program
You may qualify for the TIP program through the state of Michigan. Access the State of Michigan site to see what TIP is and if you will be able to use the money available to pay for the college you plan to attend.
Foster Care - If you've been part of the foster care system you may qualify for a program at U of M Flint that's designed to help you meet your educational goals. For more information click here.
TBA - Mott typically hosts one. We will post the date when we get it.
For a quick guide to financial aid click here.
Avoid scholarship scams- follow this link for information.
When transcripts are needed, you must request them through Parchment. Click here to watch how to order transcripts. If you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Day in the counseling office at 810-591-0418 or via email at email@example.com.