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Special Events at U of M Dearborn
The University of Michigan-Dearborn will host a special event this summer for high school sophomores and juniors. Transitions College Prep Workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 7th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. For more information please contact Andy Ray at 313-593-3968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit U of M Flint
Students are invited to visit U of M Flint on August 8th. Students will be able to discover what this school has to offer, including: over 100 undergraduate degrees, instant merit scholarships up to $7,000 annually, small classes led by faculty mentors, vibrant student life with clubs, events and lots to do, attractive and convenient student housing, and unique internships, research projects, and other hands-on opportunities. RSVP is required at go.unflint.edu/summer.
Regional College and Career Exploration Fair
Save the date! Wayne County Community College District will be sponsoring a college and career exploration fair on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center on Northline Road in Taylor.
Catholic College Night
Catholic College Night will be held on September 18th from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Madonna University, 36600 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia. Students will be able to visit more than 24 colleges in one evening. There will be information seminars from 5-7:00 p.m. on financial aid and scholarships as well as on the updated FAFSA process. Learn more and register at CatholicCollegeNight.org.
Academic Avenue offers SAT and ACT workshops. The cost is $60.00 per class. For more information please call 734-479-7900.
U of M Flint Direct Admit Program for Nursing
High School students interested in nursing who have a 3.4 GPA or better and a SAT 1160/ACT 24 are eligible for the U of M Flint Nursing direct admit program. Applicants who are selected will have a reserved spot in the BSN program once they have finished their Pre-Nursing prerequisite work. The Direct Admit Program provides guaranteed admission to this highly competitive program. Apply to U of M Flint as a Pre-Nursing major, submit your Nursing Direct Admission Application by applying at umflint.edu/nursing-direct and complete an interview and writing reflection. Students will be informed of their acceptance into the Direct Admit Program approximately three weeks after interviews.
This fall, Aquinas, in partnership with Western Michigan University, will begin to offer majors in both Civil and Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering. Current science facilities are undergoing a $32 million expansion and renovation. A new major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will begin in fall of 2018.
Online GPA Calculator
The new online GPA calculator allows students to enter all grades, including those with a "+" or "-", and instantly calculate their GPAs. For more information go to http://www.college-scholarships.com/gpa-calculator.
Khan Academy on College Admissions
For students preparing for college, Khan Academy has new resources on college admissions. Some of the many topics are: Intro to College Admissions, Importance of College, Access to College, Making High School Count, Extracurricular and Leadership Activities, Standardize Tests, Exploring College Options, Campus Visits, Applying to College, College Application Process, Admissions Essays, Letters of Recommendation, Paying for College, Financial Aid App Process, Grants and Scholarships, Work Study, Financial Aid Packages, etc. For more information go to www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions.
InstaEDU and Chegg
There's a new partnership between InstaEdu and Chegg dedicated to bringing free college counseling to first-generation college-bound students. All students who are registered on ImFirst.org,--non-profit Center for Student Opportunity's online community providing first-generation, low-income college students with inspiration, information and support on the path to and through college--are eligible to receive two free hours of on-demand college counseling on InstaEDU.
If you are interested in applying for scholarships, go to http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory. Scholarships are listed by a variety of categories including by major, college, state, race, athletics, activities, etc. The site has recently added a new feature that automatically sends a weekly email to a student when a new scholarship that closely aligns to the student profile has been added to the database.
Tuition Funding Sources scholarship website
For the first time students will have access to the Tuition Funding Sources scholarship website. Students will have access to millions of scholarships and grants. Wells Fargo Bank is sponsoring the scholarship matching website that also includes a career personality test along with college and career planning tips and tools. For more information go to TuitionFundingSources.com.
MICHIGAN'S HOT 50 JOBS
Are you curious what the hottest 50 jobs will be in Michigan through 2018? If so, check out the link below. It lists the 50 hottest jobs in Michigan, the employment outlook for those jobs, and their average hourly wage.