Mary Ann Newbill

College Consulting & Life Coaching

(810) 569-6698

manewbill@transitionsinlife.net

27
SEP
2017

FAFSA 2018-19 Opens October 1

Now that families may use prior-prior year financial information – in this case 2016 tax returns – the date to complete and submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is NOT January 1, 2018 but October 1, 2017. The very first step, Seniors, is for you to create an FSA ID: htt
15
AUG
2017

Colleges That Change Lives

Over 40 members of the consortium of colleges and universities known as Colleges That Change Lives will attend an event at The Henry in Dearborn, Michigan on Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m. These colleges support a “student-centered college search process.” They are less co
22
JUN
2017

Common App Updates August 1

The Class of 2018 won’t be able to access your application account the week of July 24-31. But don’t panic! The data you enter before July 24 will rollover into the 2018 Common App on August 1. Read more: http://www.commonapp.org/rollover  
16
JUN
2017

The University of Michigan Offers Free Tuition to Income-Eligible Students

January 1, 2018 UM will launch the Go Blue Guarantee, providing free tuition to students residing in Michigan whose family income is $65,000 or less. $65, 000 is the median income of families in the state. Students must still be academically qualified for admission to the university,
05
APR
2017

What’s “App” for UM and MSU for the Class of 2018?

  At our session at the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) Conference last week Erica Sanders, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan, and Jim Cotter, Executive Director for Admissions and Recruitment at Michigan State Univer
20
MAR
2017

College Information from the People Who Know

Admission representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will be in Michigan next week for the NACAC National College Fair (NCF). Choose the location closest to you: Metro Detroit’s NCF will be held in Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace on Grand River Sunday, Mar
16
MAR
2017

The Coalition App. Comes to Michigan

Both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will accept the Coalition application from students applying for admission for Fall 2017. High school counselors attending the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) Conference March 29 can be among t
09
FEB
2017

Common App Essay Prompts 2017-18

This week the Common App released its essay prompts for 2017-18. Only two remained unchanged from previous years. Three were revised, and two completely new prompts were added.  The word count of 650 remains the same. Take a look at all seven choices, Juniors: 2017-2018 Common Applica
17
NOV
2016

It’s International Education Week!

That’s why I attended an International College Options program this week. Among the many interesting universities represented was one located in New Zealand. Attend College in New Zealand? Maybe. If you’re looking for a faster track to join the workforce with a professional degr
05
OCT
2016

Juniors: Why Take the PSAT?

The answer: To practice for the SAT, one of the college admission tests; To qualify for the National Merit Scholarship (NMSQT)competition   Unlike other standardized college tests, juniors have only two opportunities to take the PSAT/NMSQT: Saturday, October 15 Wednesday, October