COLLEGE COUNSELING

The College Counseling Program spans both the University Prep Academy and University Prep Science & Math districts. On a daily basis, students have direct access to a highly trained College Counselor and College Prep Coordinator dedicated to the post-secondary planning and Educational Development Planning (EDP) process.

Our Counselors are credentialed in school guidance and are active in state and national professional associations, including the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

Our students receive expert support services navigating the college admissions process including, but not limited to, course planning, college financing, and college enrollment. CLICK HERE for a full scope and sequence of the College & Career Development, Student Plan of Work.

University Prep Academy School Code: 231-227
University Prep Science & Math School Code: 230-922

UPSM 2016-2017 High School Profile

UPA STUDENT RESOURCESUPSM STUDENT RESOURCESHFA STUDENT RESOURCES

College & Career Resources For UPA Students

TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

University Prep Academy utilizes the electronic transcript processing service ParchmentCLICK HERE for more information and instructions for requesting your high school transcript.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

COLLEGE PREP & PLANNING TOOLS

University Prep Academy is a proud user of Naviance, the premier digital resource for College & Career Preparation and Planning.

Naviance: Family Connection

See below for additional college prep resources:

CLICK HERE for the latest College Prep Guide to Senior Year booklet.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM

University Prep Schools encourages students with a proven academic record, going into their junior or senior year of high school, to participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The AP courses are designed to provide our advanced learners with a rigorous curriculum equivalent to that of a freshman-level college course; also meeting the needs of those who seek to earn college credit while in high school.

Please contact your College Counselor for more information on specific course offerings and for more information on how to participate.

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RECOMMENDED SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

University Prep Academy recommends that students entering grades 10-12 should participate in a summer enrichment program each year. CLICK HERE for access to a Summer Programs search engine.

Additional resources can be found within each student’s Naviance account.

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM INFORMATION

Are you ready to take or retake the ACT on a national testing date? How about the SAT?

Register using the links above. Please pay close attention to registration deadlines and fees. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify!

Want to learn more about Michigan’s transition to the SAT in the spring of 2016? CLICK HERE to find out more from MDE and CollegeBoard.

Contact your College Counselor for additional details and support.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

University Prep Academy high school currently offers Concurrent Enrollment courses for eligible and juniors and seniors. In partnership with Henry Ford College, professors come to the high school campus to instruct college-level courses on-site.

HFCC LogoStudents leave the semester-long experiences with transferable college credit, applicable towards the college or university of their choice upon graduation.


College & Career Resources For UPSM Students

TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

University Prep Science & Math utilizes the electronic transcript processing service Parchment. CLICK HERE for more information and instructions for requesting your high school transcript.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

COLLEGE PREP & PLANNING TOOLS

University Prep Science & Math is a proud user of Naviance, the premier digital resource for College & Career Preparation and Planning.
Naviance: Family Connection

CLICK HERE for the latest College Prep Guide to Senior Year booklet.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM

University Prep Schools encourages students with a proven academic record, going into their junior or senior year of high school, to participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The AP courses are designed to provide our advanced learners with a rigorous curriculum equivalent to that of a freshman-level college course; also meeting the needs of those who seek to earn college credit while in high school.

Please contact your College Counselor for more information on specific course offerings and for more information on how to participate.

CollegeBoard Image

RECOMMENDED SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION

University Prep Science & Math recommends that students entering grades 10-12 should participate in a summer enrichment program each year. CLICK HERE for access to a Summer Programs search engine.

Additional resources can be found within each student’s Naviance account.

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM INFORMATION

Are you ready to take or retake the ACT on a national testing date? How about the SAT?

Register using the links above. Please pay close attention to registration deadlines and fees. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify!

Want to learn more about Michigan’s transition to the SAT in the spring of 2016? CLICK HERE to find out more from MDE and CollegeBoard.

Contact your College Counselor for additional details and support.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

University Prep Science & Math high school currently offers Concurrent Enrollment courses for eligible juniors and seniors. In partnership with Henry Ford College, professors come to the high school campus to instruct college-level courses on-site.
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Students leave the semester-long experiences with transferable college credit, applicable towards the college or university of their choice upon graduation.

College & Career Resources For HFA Students

HFA: SCS has a dedicated College & Career Transitions Office to support our 90/90 commitment.

The College & Career Transitions Office is a resource and support center for Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies middle/high school students and their families. Its purpose is to ensure that graduates and their families are prepared for post-secondary learning and supports the school’s overall 90/90 goal for graduation and college matriculation. Staffed by a full-time College & Career Transitions Coordinator, the College & Career Transitions Office annually hosts College Nights, one-on-one parent meetings, Financial Aid Nights, on-site admission visits, college and career presentations and countless workshops geared toward student success. During student’s junior and senior years the Office provides personalized support with application, scholarship, financial aid and enrollment processes.

Transcript Requests

Please complete our online request form to obtain a copy of your transcript.

Financial Aid Resources

  • FAFSA Website www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Tutorial –7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA
  • TIP (Tuition Incentive Program) (888) 4 GRANTS (888.447.2687)

College Summer Camps

Spending time on a college campus will help your student to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed in college later in life. Summer camps are a great way to expose your child to college campuses and enrich their middle and high school learning experiences. In the Spring we will provide a list of some of the opportunities available to your student.

Scholarship Search Engines

Scholarships are a valuable tool in finding funding for college.

  • www.fastweb.com
  • http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/dcpdetroitscholarships.html
  • http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship_directory/index.html
  • http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/

Financial Aid News

January 1 starts one of the most important components of the college admission process: securing the finances to pay for college.  It is extremely important that Seniors and their parents/legal guardian complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (most commonly known as FAFSA) form and submit it to the federal government to determine their eligibility for financial aid . The FAFSA affords parents access to federal loans, grants, and scholarships based upon individual family need.

Seniors should already be applying for other college scholarships offered by colleges, businesses, organization, foundations, and private sectors. College is expensive and it is important that families explore every avenue to secure free funding. To aid in this process, seniors must strive for the highest academic scores each grade marking and complete all their requirements to stay on track for graduation. Please monitor your child’s work in school, study habits, and extra-curricular activities to avoid the pitfalls of ‘senioritis’ that may try to creep in. To make sure your child is on track, sit down with them and review the following checklist below:

  • Have you confirmed with the Guidance Counselor that your son/daughter is on track to graduate in June 2016?
  • Has your child applied to at least 1 college, university, and/or other post secondary institution?
  • Has your child been accepted to a college, university, or post secondary institution?
  • Has your child completed 40 hours of required community service? Has he or she submitted documentation to the Guidance Counselor?
  • Has your family started or submitted the FAFSA form?
  • Has your child applied to scholarships for which he or she meet the criteria?

For questions regarding your child’s graduation status contact Mr. Ryan Thomas (rthomas@hfascs.org). For information on college admission, contact Mr. Johnson, College and Career Transitions Counselor and for updates on senior activities contact your Senior Class Advisor.