Greetings Class of 2021!
A handy guide: a PDF of a Timeline for the Class of 2021
Michigan Public University temporary application guidelines for the Class of 2021: Published by Promoting the Publics
Setting up your Parchment Account:
Getting Started with Parchment - sending your transcript
Specific Resources for the COVID19 School Closures:
Thinking of visiting a College or University - this link has a table of current closures admidst COVID19? MIchigan Colleges and Universities and the status for campus visits
2020-2021 Common Application Essay Prompts: https://www.commonapp.org/apply/essay-prompts they are the same as 2019-2020. An additional question, regarding COVID19 is also on the Common App. This question is optional but allow you to further express yourself. Before you answer it, consider these three questions:
- What did you do?
- What couldn’t you do?
- How do you feel about what’s been going on around you?
Don't manufacture drama or a narrative that isn't truly yours but you can reflect on your experience of our school closure, the dynamics in your home and the community.
From Forbes Magazine, 6 Ways Students can Prepare for College Admissions
Xello Completion Powerpoint slides, with Log-in instructions. If you attempt to access your Xello account via Powerschool and are unable to do so, contact Mrs. Kondak and she will reset your password for Xello.
Remember that you will need a resume and Talent Portfolio! Instructions are in the Powerpoint. Questions? contact Mrs. Kondak
Class of 2021: Tasks to Complete the end of Senior Year
- Complete your Xello Profile: Power Point Instructions on Completing Xello and Talent Portfolio Requirements
- Add items to your Xello Storyboard (letters, awards, photos, brag sheet)
- Create a Resume: Anatomy of Resume Handout on creating a Resume
Planning Links & Documents Specific to College
Virtual College Tours are offered by specific Universities and Colleges. CampusReel.org is a site of student-produced campus videos.
College Visit Pros and Cons - decide on some criteria that matter to you as you narrow your college search.
Paper forms information for counselors & teachers recommendations
TEACHER Recommendation Request form (Check individual Teacher websites for a Google Form)
Recordings from Rising Senior Day:
Parchment-Order Transcript: https://www.parchment.com/create-account/
Financial Aid Overview: https://oakland.edu/financialservices/events/
Rising Senior Video: