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College and Trade School Information

The Clarkston High School Counseling Department offers the service of college counseling as a resource to investigate appropriate college options with students and their families. It is our ambition to remain realistic and supportive of the students interests and goals for post-high school planning.

Each May, the CHS counseling departments holds "Future Senior" meetings with the junior class help students narrow down their "summer college to-do" list and to help them hit the ground running in the fall when it comes time to begin filling out college applications.  This year, students viewed a video presentation in their ELA 11 class,  followed by a Q&A session with a CHS counselor.   If you have questions regarding how to apply to colleges, how to send your transcript, SAT/ACT scores to colleges, essay writing information, letter of rec information, scholarships and financial aid information, etc...Please access these presentations (below)

"Future Seniors" College Planning Presentation

Future Seniors Video Presentation

Each fall, many college admissions representatives visit CHS to hold informational sessions with our students. Many topics are covered in these sessions, including admissions requirements, majors offered, financial aid and scholarships, athletics, campus life, etc. This is a great opportunity for students to speak with admissions representatives and ask questions pertinent to their interests. We are hopeful that College Reps will return to in person visits this fall, however we will also work with a virtual format if requested by the college.  Once  representatives have been contacted and scheduled for the fall, students will be able to click on the blue box at top, left to review the list and sign up directly for the sessions that are of interested.   Students are allowed a maximum of 3 sessions which will be excused absences from class; after 3 sessions students will start to accrue absences, so choose your sessions wisely!

CHS counselors will provide college information at grade appropriate intervals with students regarding standardized testing, college applications and admissions procedures, college athletic eligibility, and financial aid information through a variety of channels including, but not limited to, group presentations, evening programs, individual student & parent meetings, and the Post-High School Planning Unit/Workbook that is completed in 11th grade ELA courses.

Cappex: Provides college reviews, admissions games, searchable information on colleges including video, and college and scholarship matching

Chegg-Colleges: Students create a profile and are matched with colleges, graduate schools, and scholarship money; students can connect with other students going through the admissions process for advice.

College Connections: Find schools based on career goals, courses offered, and location; includes online degrees.

College Fair Guide Take a look at this guide for tips on how to make the most of a college fair, what questions to ask of college representatives, and how to make the best use of your time

College Majors 101: Explore various college majors and careers

College Transition Guide A guide developed by the Michigan Rehabilitation Services to provide resources and information to perspective college students with disabilities. This guide is intended to explain the transition process by giving an overview of postsecondary support services, familiarizing the reader with the procedures for requesting and receiving services, and Identifying the appropriate documentation to qualify

College Week Live : The ultimate virtual college fair. This website connects colleges with students, parents, and counselors live online.

Michigan Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers : Check out this website with links to Michigan college websites. Here you will find links to every college/university in Michigan, their application processes, admission requirements, majors, scholarships, financial aid, transfer information, and much more.

Michigan College Admissions Tiers: GPA & ACT requirements for enrollment in Michigan Colleges and Universities

My College Visit Guide: A web-based guide to colleges, universities, and community colleges located across the country. This website contains campus visit and open house information as well at many virtual campus tours

MyMajors: Use this website to explore colleges, majors. careers, and job outlooks

NextStepU: Includes 4 sections: planning for college, career planning, searching for colleges, and finding scholarships.

Trade Schools, Colleges, and Universities : Use this website to explore different career programs with a greater emphasis on trade schools and degrees.