College and Career Preparation Resources

Preparing for College

It is important to select a college or university that is right for you.  Learn more about selecting a career and college.  Sign up in the counseling office to visit with a College Admissions representative or Military Recruiter.  Check the calendar below for dates and times. 

Google SheetCollege and Military Visit Calendar
External LinkMichigan and the SAT
External LinkSAT College Planning
External LinkSAT Career Exploration

College Applications

Most colleges, including Muskegon Community College, would prefer that students apply online at the college website beginning August 1.  Students must request and send transcripts electronically via Parchment, which is located on the homepage of the high school. Please allow 5 school days for processing.  All electronic requests for transcripts are free of charge through July 31 of the student’s graduation year. Students must request OFFICIAL ACT/SAT scores directly from ACT or SAT. (There is a fee assessed for this service.)  This can be done at  or  if the student did not indicate at the time of registration for ACT/SAT to mail scores to prospective colleges.

Juniors - College prep information

External LinkSteps to College - Juniors

Senior Checklist

Helpful month-by-month tasks for Seniors:
External LinkSenior Checklist

Michigan College Application and Admission Information

College admission office contact information for Michigan colleges:
Google SheetMichigan College Admission office contacts

To learn more about student scores of incoming freshman at Universities and Colleges in Michigan and tuition costs please view:
External LinkMichigan's Public Universities Guide to Admissions


Xello is a self-exploration and planning program that helps students build self-knowledge, personalized plans and critical life skills.
External LinkXello website

Early College 

PDF DocumentEarly College Brochure
PDF DocumentEarly College Policy
PDF DocumentEarly College Application

Websites For More Help and Information

External LinkPeterson's College quest
External LinkCollege Board
External LinkKaplan Center - test prep, admissions and career services
External LinkSallieMae Plan for College
External LinkACT Assessment
External LinkMichigan Department of Education
External LinkNational Collegiate Athletic Association Web Site
External LinkTuition Tax Credits and Deductions (Publication 970)