PDF DocumentThe Senior Letter- contains important dates and information for your child's senior year


College Information

College visits and scholarship Information are described in the announcements as we receive them.  When a college visits Leslie High School, they can help answer questions about admissions and scholarships.  The CAP Center is also arranging a couple of college visits.  On the Important Dates tab you will see the specific dates.  Once a visit is in the announcements, encourage your child to sign up with Ms. Barbosa in the CAP Center.  

PDF DocumentAdmissions Information for Michigan Colleges and Universities

Seniors:  It is time to start applying to the colleges/universities of your choice...   


  • All colleges and universities follow their own calendar for admissions and scholarships.  In general, submitting byNovember 1st provides the best chance for admission and scholarship considerations.  You can continue to apply after that date; however, you run the chance of being wait-listed or declined because the school is full.    
  • Colleges/universities will require you to send them an official high school transcript. You can request one be sent through Mrs. Frohriep in Student Services.  You do not need to sign up to see a counselor in order to have your transcript sent.
  • You need to check with the colleges and universities to see what scholarships you might qualify for through them and what you need to do to be considered for their scholarships.  Here is an example through Central Michigan University that is automatically distributed on a first-come, first serve basis with priority given to applications submitted by November 15th:
    • Prestige- $6,000 per academic year, 3.25 GPA and 1280 SAT or 27 ACT
    • Excellence- $4,500 per academic year, 3.0 GPA and 1130 SAT or 23 ACT
    • Sucess- $3,000 per academic year, 3.0 GPA and 1060 SAT or 21 ACT
    • Residence Life- $2,000 per academic year, 3.0 GPA and 1020 SAT or 20 ACT

James Madison College at Michigan State University is hosting four 2016 Fall Visit Days

  • Friday, October 28, and Friday, November 11, from 10:00-12:15 are the visit days, followed by an optional tour and lunch. 
  • James Madison College is residential liberal arts college focused on the study of public affairs. 
  • For more information and registration click External Linkhere.  Space is limited so register early.  

Grand Valley State University Events for Prospective Students

  • On Saturday, October 22, and Friday, October 28, you can attend the Grand Valley State University Experience Days.  Representatives from academic departments and support services will be available to answer your questions.  In addition to a walking tour of the campus, a tour of the Frederik Meijer Honors College will also be available.  
  • On Saturday, November 19, GVSU is hosting a Laker Perspective Day.  On this day, you can discover the diverse opportunities available at GVSU.  The agenda includes an admissions overview, information from the Padnos International Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and other support services.  
  • You do need to register for the above dates by clicking External Linkhere or calling the Admissions Office at (800)748-0246.

Lawrence Tech Blue Devil Days for Future Students

  • Saturday, November 12, and Saturday, December 3, from 10- 2 PM. 
  • Meet students and faculty and explore degree options, financial aid, and campus living.  Discover more about our 100 undergraduate degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management.
  • You need to register online by clicking External Linkhere.

Air Force Academy Deadlines

  • Seniors, if you have had a life long goal of being accepted to the Air Force Academy, there are a couple key deadlines fast approaching. 
  • You must complete your Pre-Candidate Questionnaire by Dec. 31, for more information click External Linkhere
  • In addition, you must request and have your congressional representative and other nominating entities submit nominations by clicking External Linkhere to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.    

External LinkMichigan Transfer Network

  • Allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between many Michigan colleges and universities.  

External LinkJackson College American Honors Program

  • If your college plan includes 2 years at a community college and then a transfer to your dream college to finish your degree, the American Honors Program provides you with the skills and experiences that set you up to transfer to your best-fit 4-year college.   

External LinkCollege Planning Help


Below is a list of additional resources.  Sometimes the website creators contact us to post their information on our website.  While we check to make sure they have free resources, we do not thoroughly investigate each site.  Please feel free to give Student Services your feedback; if you find one that asks you to pay or seems unhelpful, let us know so we can update our listings.  Thanks for your help!  

External Link The Sallie Mae® College Planning Calculator SM  

  • They provide a tool that can help you search for college costs, build a plan to reach a specific savings goal, or figure out how to pay for college with savings, scholarships, grants and loans.
  • Registration is free.

PDF DocumentFastweb Choosing the Right College

External Link    EduTrek.com ~

  • A website that gathers information on American schools, including career-oriented trade and technical schools. 
  • It’s a free site to use, but one part does ask you to create an account with your information.
  •  Prospective students can search the database for schools by state, degree, and subject.
  • They offer a free matching service where prospective students can fill out some basic information about themselves and what they are interested in. The matching engine will take that information and return with a list of schools that match their needs.

External LinkOnline Colleges and Universities in Michigan

External LinkOut-of-State Online Colleges and Universities