Greetings Class of 2022!
A handy guide: Senior year timeline
College Bound Michigan's Senior checklist: Senior Checklist (PDF) from College Bound Michigan
Groves' Rising Seniors Checklist: Class of 2022 Checklist
Setting up your Parchment Account:
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
2021-2022 Common Application Essay Prompts: https://www.commonapp.org/apply/essay-prompts they are updated for this fall! 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
Essay Chat: Free Student Classes: sign up from WOW Writing Workshop.
Class of 2022: Tasks to Complete the end of Senior Year
- Complete your Xello Profile: Xello completion handout
- Add items to your Xello Storyboard (letters, awards, photos, brag sheet)
- Create a Resume, Xello has a Resume Builder that migrates info from other parts of your profile
- 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.
Forms information for counselors & teachers recommendations
TEACHER Recommendation Request form (Check individual Teacher websites for a Google Form)
Recordings from Rising Senior Day:
Rising Senior Video: Rising Senior Day (Class of 2022) presented on May 27, 2021
Parchment-Order Transcript: https://www.parchment.com/create-account/
Financial Aid Overview: https://oakland.edu/financialservices/
Financial Aid Checklist for FAFSA: https://oakland.edu/Assets/Oakland/financialservices/files-and-documents/Financial-Aid/FAFSA-Workshops/FAFSA%20Workshop%20checklist.pdf
Scholarship Profile Google Document; https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bP-XfuSRPOS0E7HEvPOpfPudroesjrzgwjwODZgHP2U/edit
Coming Soon: Recording from Indiana University on 'what colleges look for in an essay'.