2022 October Newsletter

Updates from Oakland Early College Counseling

Upcoming Dates

October 2022

October 5

No School

October 7

Town Hall

October 10

Students should start meeting with me about winter semester at OCC

October 14


OCC's Winter schedule opens

October 21

13th grade pictures

October 24-26

OCC winter registration begins

October 24 & 25- priority registration (must have a certain number of credits completed)

October 26- open registration

October 28

Community Time (on campus)

October 31

End of 1st marking period

Academic Support Centers at OCC
If you need help in your OCC classes, make sure you're checking with the the Academic Support Center to see what support is available!

Events in the Area

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Register to Vote!

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day! If you are 18 or older you may be eligible to vote. To learn more and find out about the process, visit Michigan Department of State

Interested in Architecture, Construction or Engineering?

High school students in the Detroit area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.

For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment.

This program begins January 2023 and offers both hybrid and fully online options.

Learn more and apply here.

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Career Exploration


Students are offered one opportunity to take the SAT test for free through OEC. If students wish to take the the SAT again, or take the ACT, they must sign up for that on their own. Some schools are test test optional. However, for the class of 2022 and beyond, they should anticipate needing a SAT or ACT score in order to be admitted to a college or university.

SAT Test Dates

October 1, 2022

November 5, 2022

December 3, 2023

March 11, 2023

May 6, 2023

June 3, 2023

Learn more and register here

ACT Test Dates

October 22, 2022

December 10, 2022

February 11, 2023

April 15, 2023

June 10, 2023

July 15, 2023

Learn more and register here

Available Scholarships

College Exploration

College Application Month

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has a College Application Month every October. During this month many schools waive their application fees. Below is a list of schools that typically require an application fee but are waiving it for all, or some, of October this year.
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FAFSA and Paying for College

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FAFSA Support from Oakland University

Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events available to high school students and their families. Presentations and workshops are available for those who wish to learn more about the financial aid process, completing the FAFSA, or evaluating financial aid awards. Note- you do not have to be interested in attending Oakland University to take advantage of these supports!


Mental Health

Behavioral Health Urgent Care

What is Behavioral Health Urgent Care? It's a cost-effective, timely alternative to ER care for those with mental health conditions. Don't wait until a situation becomes an emergency. Reach out 7 days a week with no appointment necessary!

Learn more at http://commongroundhelps.org

Helpful Hotlines

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


National Domestic Violence Hotline


National Domestic Violence Chat Line


The Trevor Project - Support for LGBTQ+ young adult community


Wayne County Crisis Help Line


Mental Illness Hotline


Volunteer Opportunities

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