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.  Watch school announcements for information on college representatives and military recruiter visits at our school.  Sign-up in the Counseling Office and pick up your permission slip.

Google SheetCollege/Military Visits at Mona Shores High School
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.  Often, the site will have a page to print out and bring to the Counseling Office. We will then fill out the required information and mail it with a transcript.  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 until August 1 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

To learn more about student scores of incoming freshman at Universities and Colleges in Michigan and tuition costs please view:
PDF DocumentMichigan College Admission Statistics

Career Cruising (Changing soon to Xello)

Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life.
External LinkCareer Cruising 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)