Mary Ann Newbill

College Consulting & Life Coaching

(810) 569-6698

manewbill@transitionsinlife.net

Winter/Spring 2017

Seniors

  • Senioritis can adversely affect your college admission. Hang in there, keep studying, and continue your good academic performance.
  • If you have been waitlisted or deferred by one of your college choices, send them your 7th semester grades and/or any new test scores. Email them a short statement of your continued interest in attending and why their college is a good fit for you.
  • Use a financial aid comparison tool – College Board’s, for e.g. – to determine which is the best package, not just the most money.
  • April decisions require action on your part. Do you need to re-visit certain colleges? If you are waitlisted and truly want to attend that college, contact them as indicated above.
  • May 1 is the date you must notify your college of choice that you will attend. It is also important to email the other colleges where you submitted applications that you will not be enrolling. Submitting a deposit at more than one college only prolongs your decision-making and is against NACAC student guidelines.
  • Request your final transcript be sent to your college of choice.
  • Happy Graduation!

 

 

College Consulting

Juniors

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2-4 p.m.

Metro Detroit National College Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi is an opportunity for students and parents to talk with over 100 college admission reps from colleges and universities throughout the nation. You also may attend workshops on financial aid, NCAA student- athlete eligibility, and other important topics. Enter this address on your GPS: 46100 Grand River, Novi

  • Take a strong senior schedule with a minimum of 4 academic classes both semesters. This list is part of your college application.
  • Tuesday, April 11 is the date for the 2017 MME SAT testing.
  • Register for the June 3 SAT unless your scores are back from the MME and you like them, or you will use your ACT scores.
  • If your best standardized testing choice is the ACT, register for the April or June ACT test at the latest.
  • Register for SAT Subject Tests if appropriate and take them in May or June.
  • Use your summer wisely.Work or volunteer. Read, read, read.

Sophomores

  • If you haven’t yet visited a college, time’s a wasting. Visit any college campus; sign up for the tour and the information session and attend a class.
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2-4 p.m.Metro Detroit National College Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi is an opportunity for students and parents to talk with over 100 college admission reps from colleges and universities throughout the nation. You also may attend workshops on financial aid, NCAA student- athlete eligibility, and other important topics. Enter this address on your GPS: 46100 Grand River, Novi
  • Both are part of your college search. You are looking for colleges that fit you, your goals, your college vision.
  • Your Michigan high school may be offering the PSAT 10 on April 11 or 12. Taking this test can help you better prepare for the PSAT all juniors take in the fall and for the SAT.
  • Avoid Sophomore Slump; colleges look for an upward trend in your grades.
  • Register for rigorous college preparatory junior classes.
  • Begin looking for a volunteer or paid position that is related to a career you are considering, a great use of your summer.

Freshmen

  • Meet your school counselor if you haven’t done so already; this is the person who will write one of your college recommendations.
  • Register for rigorous college preparatory sophomore classes.
  • Finish your second semester of high school strong. Grades are the most important academic factor for your future college applications.
  • Enjoy your summer, but consider using this time to make one of your strengths even better and/or improve one of your weaknesses.