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 past May, although we were unable to hold these meetings in person, the following presentations were created and emailed out to all juniors to assist them in this process. This presenation contains all of the information that we would have covered with students in person. Please access these presentations (below) if you have questions regarding how to apply to colleges, how to send your transcript or SAT/ACT scores to colleges, essay writing information, letter of rec information, scholarships and financial aide information, etc...
"Future Seniors" College Planning Presentation
The Common App- A Detailed Look (with video/audio)
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 hoeful that we will be able to hold these informational sessions virtually with out college reps this fall. Once more information becomes available about this, you wil be able to click on the blue box to the right to sign up directly for the sessions that you are interested in attending. Please note, while we are in a distance learning model, it is our goal to schedule these sessions on Wednesdays or during lunch hour to avoid students missing class. In the event that we have to schedule a session during class time, just like if we were in school in person, a maximum of 3 sessions will be counted as 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.
Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrar's & Admissions Officers: Almost all of the information you would ever want to know about a specific Michigan college can be found by visiting this website. 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.
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, Michigan college applications, and calendars for upcoming college nights throughout Michigan
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.