Counseling

Ms. Oliver and Ms. Fockler-LaBute are counselors for both the middle and high school. They are here to support students and parents with social, emotional, career, academic and personal needs. The counselors aim to provide resources and create opportunities during the students time at MC and beyond. They can both be reached at 586-777-5792 or walterm@michcol.org or focklerh@michcol.org.

MC Counseling and Career Schedule

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Scholarship page for MC students.
https://www.royaloakschools.org/high-school/career-center/scholarships/

Send transcripts
https://www.parchment.com/

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5 Things to do after Filling Out Your FAFSA Form - More helpful tips from the U.S. Department of Education.
https://blog.ed.gov/2017/09/5-things-filing-fafsa-form/

FAFSA (en Espanol); English Spanish Glossary of Student Financial Aid
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

State of Michigan - Paying for College (website)
https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

Affording College in Michigan guide from the MI Department of Treasury
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mistudentaid/Affording_College_in_Mic...

Financial Aid Basics from the National Association of College Admission Counseling
https://www.nacacnet.org/knowledge-center/financing-college/

Oakland University Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events and workshops available to high school students and their parents. FAFSA workshops begin in January. See their list of everything you need to complete your FAFSA.
http://wwwp.oakland.edu/financialservices/

MORE INFORMATION:

College Scorecard - This tool from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center allows you to select criteria and find out more about a college’s affordability and value.
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Repayment Estimator - Enter real or hypothetical loan information to view estimated payments under different repayment plans.
https://studentaid.gov/loan-simulator/

College Covered - This site has helpful information for both students and parents. Search for scholarships, get FAFSA help, find out about campus jobs, and more.
https://www.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=O_CCD_BSDV_BM_X_ASST

Understanding your Financial Aid Award Letter - Helpful tips from Sallie Mae.
https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/financial-aid/financial-aid-o...

Fastweb -- Free scholarship search. NEW! - Download the Fastweb! app to have scholarship updates at your fingertips!
https://www.fastweb.com/

Raise.me - Raise.me is a new site that awards scholarship money at participating colleges and universities based on achievements throughout high school.
https://www.raise.me/

CAREER AND OPPORTUNITIES

https://milmi.org/research/regional-hot-jobs-for-2024

TESTING INFORMATION AND PREP

SAT
● Request test scores
https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home

● Register on-line for the SAT
https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login?idp=ECL&appId=115&DURL=http...

● Test dates and deadlines
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

TEST PREP
SAT Family & Student Resource Guide from Oakland Schools
https://www.royaloakschools.org/downloads/rohs/sat_family_student_guide_...

Kaplan SAT Practice: includes question of the day and practice quizzes.
http://www.kaplanquizzes.com/new-sat/

Khan Academy - More official practice for the SAT. Create an account to access practice tests, personalized recommendations, and instant feedback - ALL FOR FREE! Also available as an app. https://www.khanacademy.org/sat Chegg Test Prep https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/

Study.com Test Prep Courses here: Test Preparation with Free Practice Tests
https://study.com/academy/goal/test-prep.html

NCAA ELIGIBILITY

COLLEGE ATHLETICS AND NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE

Any students planning to participate in a Division 1 or 2 college sport must be academically eligible and registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

Academic requirements and more information. https://goroathletics.org/main/otherad/contentID/47977219
Check out www.ncaa.org (http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/how-register) for all the eligibility requirements and to register.

XELLO

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Xello Requirements for Grades 9-12
(see attachment below)

Resume Builder: Seniors are now required by the State of Michigan to build a resume for graduation. Must be uploaded into the Storyboard on Xello.
https://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/Resumes/ResumeGuide/Introduction...

Resume Checklist: Use this checklist to make sure that you have included all of the information that you need. Also included - Action Verb List
(see attachment below)

Letter of Reference: Seniors are now required by the State of Michigan to know how to request a letter of reference.
https://www.careeronestop.org/JobSearch/Resumes/References.aspx

Letter of Recommendation Request Form.
https://www.nwic.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/letter_of_recommendation...

Transcripts: Seniors are now required by the State of Michigan to know how to request a school record.
https://www.royaloakschools.org/high-school/transcripts/

Cover Letter: tips from the State of Michigan.
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/CoverLetter_13348_7.pdf

How Xello can help fulfill the New Michigan Career Development Model
https://xello.world/en/blog/michigan-career-development-model-xello/