This site serves as a resource hub for the Class of 2023
A handy guide: Senior Year timeline
Groves' Rising Seniors Checklist: Senior Checklist Fall 2022-2023
FAFSA checklists: 2022 FAFSA Checklists from Studentaid.gov
Paper FAFSA Documents for student and parent use:
FAFSA Tutorials from Oakland University:
SENDING YOUR TRANSCRIPT
Setting up your Parchment Account:
COLLEGE VISITS TO GROVES
Visit our live College Visit calendar that updates daily
Students need a pass to attend each visit. Passes must be signed by the teacher and be completely filled out the morning of the visit.
2022-2023 Common Application Essay Prompts:link to Common App Essay prompts and help
Below is the full set of essay prompts for 2022-2023. College Board will also retain the optional COVID-19 question within the Additional Information section.
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
- Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
- Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
- Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
- Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
From Forbes Magazine, 6 Ways Students can Prepare for College Admissions
Planning Links & Documents Specific to College
Words of wisdom: ASK the teacher first and get an answer. GIVE them your recommendation form/activities resume etc. FOLLOW-UP with them to be sure they have what they need to write a letter for you and THANK them in November! Be sure you are using the correct emails as well. For instance: Mrs. Kowalchuk is LCharles-Kowalchuk@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Teacher Recommendations (must be submitted by 10/1)
Teacher Recommendation Form - (Check individual Teacher websites for a Google Form)
Counselor Recommendations consult Words of Wisdom above:
Mrs. Adams' Recommendation links:
Mrs. Gohl's Recommendation links:
Mr. Hurns Recommendation Links:
Parent Brag Sheet
Student Brag Sheet
Mrs. Kowalchuck's Recommendations:
Send your activities resume, other details to her email: LCharles-Kowalchuk@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Mr. Oden's Recommendation links:
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.