Blue Water College Access Network
St. Clair County's College Resource | October 2021
College Knowledge for EVERYONE
Welcome to your resource for planning, preparing, and going to college after high school. Blue Water College Access Network is here to provide information and opportunities that will ensure you graduate confidently prepared, with plans for career and college beyond high school. Whether you choose to go on to earn a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, or an industry credential, we can help you get there!
Each month, we will publish a newsletter to keep you on track, informed, and engaged in college activities provided by organizations across the county. To subscribe to the newsletter, submit your email address using this form. Past editions of the newsletter can be found at bwcan.org. Contact Nick Beaudry with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our College Stories
How do you plan, prepare, and pay for college? Local grads will tell you how!
In this month's newsletter, we introduce Lizzie Ling and listen to grads share the reasons they chose to go to college.
Fall Webinar Series
Upcoming Webinar for Parents
Live FAFSA Completion Workshop | Thursday, Nov. 4 • 6–8 p.m.
Complete your FAFSA application. Financial aid professionals and college advisers will provide one-on-one virtual assistance in private sessions.
Because this event is intended for parents, there will not be a scholarship drawing at the conclusion of the event
Planning Checklist for the Class of 2022
The fall of your senior year is an important time in the career and college planning timeline. This checklist includes key tasks to complete over the next several months to help you stay on point with your post-high school graduation goals. Did you miss last week's Senior Year Planning webinar? View the recording below or at: https://www.bwcan.org/event-recordings-2021-22.html
October is College Month in Michigan
Scholarship Available for High School Seniors
View Class of 2021 scholarship winners here.
Colleges with Free Applications 2021-22
Schedule a visit or tour at SC4
ADMISSIONS UPDATES WEBINAR SERIES
As part of Michigan College Month and back by popular demand, MCAN is hosting a webinar series with admissions representatives from four-year colleges across the state. Beginning Oct. 15, presenters will share their institutions' current admissions policies and practices, including testing requirements, scholarship eligibility, application deadlines, and more.
Participating schools (subject to change):
- Albion College
- Central Michigan University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Grand Valley State University
- Kettering University
- Michigan State University
- Michigan Tech University
- Northern Michigan University
- Oakland University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- University of Michigan - Flint
- Wayne State University
- Western Michigan University
All webinars will be submitted for one SCECH in college preparation and selection. Additional details will be provided as sessions are submitted and approved by MDE.
For current information about admissions practices and policies, visit MCAN's Michigan Institution Updates resource.
Xello and MCAN Professional Development Webinar Series
Michigan College Access Network is proud to partner with Xello to host a new series of professional development webinars for K-12 educators in Michigan. Together with Xello, a modern college, career, and future readiness software, we are excited to offer this opportunity to our network.
Starting in October, we will be co-hosting a free 8-part monthly webinar series that will focus on timely topics like how to address disrupted learning and how to use your limited time to best serve students applying for college. You don't need to commit to the whole series; register for the topics that fit your interests and schedule. Earn SCECHs while learning how to use Xello to meet Michigan's Career Development Program requirements and help your students build their Educational Development Plans.
Roadmap to Opportunity: Stackable Pathways
Learn about stackable academic programs that lead to careers in high-demand fields. This webinar series features representatives from several community colleges discussing their institutions' stackable programs, while also covering the admissions process and certificate programs.
Dates: Throughout September
Times: 10-11 a.m.
SCECHs: Each webinar may be eligible for one SCECH in career exploration.
College Bound Michigan
Register soon for timely access to resources!
Don't forget to register for College Bound Michigan, a suite of initiatives that includes Michigan College Month, College Cash Campaign, and College Decision Day. Registrants gain access to grant opportunities, cash incentives, promotional materials, toolkits, and more.