• 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

    FINANCIAL AID:

    FAFSA checklists:  2022 FAFSA Checklists from Studentaid.gov 

    Paper FAFSA Documents for student and parent use:

    FAFSA Checklist

    FAFSA ID and FAFSA documents

    FAFSA Tutorials from Oakland University:

    SENDING YOUR TRANSCRIPT

    Setting up your Parchment Account:

    parchment logo Getting Started with Parchment <- sending your transcript OR watch this video: youtube about starting a 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.  

     

    COMMON APPLICATION

    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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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?
    3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
    4. 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?
    5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
    6. 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?
    7. 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