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Office hours are: 7:00am until 3:30pm, Monday through Friday (269) 781-1321

Purpose Statement – The purpose of the Guidance Department at Marshall High School is to assist students in their academic and emotional growth during high school years, and to provide students with post secondary options. The guidance and counseling curriculum includes opportunities for 100% of the students in areas of career planning, knowledge of self and others, and educational development.

As we strive to meet the needs of our students please take advantage of the resources and information included on this counselor page.

Betsy Rissi
Secretary for the Guidance Department

(269) 781-1321


Kim Robson
Counselor for all students with last names beginning A – G
Scholarship Information, M-Step (State assessment)
(269) 781-1319

Andy McCormack
Counselor for all students with last names beginning H – O
Freshman Transition, PSAT and AP tests,
(269) 781-1344

Robbin Coddens
Counselor for all students with last names beginning P – Z
Career Center (CACC)

(269) 781-1338


Student Academic Resources

Calhoun Area Career Center: - http://www.calhounisd.org/cacc/

The CACC is about preparing students for careers with:

Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world, often called contextual learning.

Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics, where career pathways help students explore interests and careers in the process of progressing through school.

Partnerships with community, business, and industry to give the classroom real world relevance.


                        Click on the image above to access XELLO 

Skilled Trades
  Michigan Skilled Trades


Industrial Trades @ KCC KCC RMTC 

The goal of Michigan College Month: by the conclusion of October, every graduating senior has submitted at least one college applicationapplied for at least one scholarshipand file the FAFSA.

 College Search Tools & Information (in state schools)
Great resource (below) for all 2021 Seniors applying to an in state school.
College Representatives 2020 - 21
*College Reps will be hosting virtual visits for seniors and parents, check the list (below) of who is hosting a visit and when.

College / Rep

Virtual Visit Date & Time

Link to Visit


September 26, 2020 from 10am – 1pm

Register here

e-mail armyrotc@fiu.edu for any questions

Northern Michigan University

Christina Carr

Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 985 1452 8540

Passcode: 540320

College / Rep

Virtual Visit Date & Time

Link to Visit

Douglas J Aveda
Thu Oct 1, 2020 6pmJoin Zoom meeting

Ferris State University

Shari Chamberlain

Monday, October 5

6:00 pm

Please register prior to the Zoom visit


Central Michigan University

Tony Larkins

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 836 8774 0071

Passcode: FIREUP

Grand Valley State Univ.

Elizabeth Arangure-Martinez

Thu Oct 8, 2020 7pm – 8pm 

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 986 1707 4686

Passcode: ^Zkut2

University of Michigan-AA

Hailie Smith

Mon Oct 19, 6 - 7:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting


Lawrence Technological University

Sean McNiff

Tuesday, October 20

6:00 pm

Please register prior to the visit


Join Zoom Meeting


Oakland University

Drew Huff

Wednesday, October 21


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 957 0102 0641

Passcode: Oakland

College Nights at KCC and Jackson College
2020 Date TBD

Links to Open houses/ campus visits 

 *Complete College Listing (2 & 4 year schools)  http://www.macrao.org/mcm.asp

Independent College and University events - http://wearetheindependents.com/events/ 

Adrian College  http://adrian.edu/campus-life/

Albion College http://www.albion.edu/admission/admission/visit-campus

Alma College https://www.alma.edu/admissions/campus-visits/

Aquinas College https://www.aquinas.edu/undergraduate-admissions

Baker College https://www.baker.edu/visit/

Calvin College http://www.calvin.edu/admin/admissions/visit/

Central Michigan University https://www.cmich.edu/admissions/undergrad/Pages/default.aspx

Davenport University http://www.davenport.edu/office-admissions/visit-davenport-university

Eastern Michigan University http://www.emich.edu/admissions/visit_programs/index.php

Ferris State Universityhttp://www.ferris.edu/htmls/future/visits.htm

Grand Valley University http://www.gvsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/

Hillsdale College https://www.hillsdale.edu/admissions-aid/visiting-campus/

Hope College http://www.hope.edu/admissions/visit/

Kalamazoo College http://www.kzoo.edu/admission/index.php?p=visit

Kellogg Community College http://www.kellogg.edu/admissions/campus-tour-visit/

Lake Superior State University http://www.lssu.edu/admissions/

Michigan State University http://admissions.msu.edu/visitCampus/dailyPrograms.asp

Michigan Tech http://www.admissions.mtu.edu/visiting_campus/

Northern Michigan University http://webb.nmu.edu/Admissions/SiteSections/Discover/VisitUs/VisitUs.shtml

Oakland University http://www.oakland.edu/toursandevents

Olivet College http://www.olivetcollege.edu/admissions

Saginaw Valley State University http://www.svsu.edu/visit

Spring Arbor University http://www.arbor.edu/admissions/undergrad-admissions/campus-visits/

University of Michigan http://www.admissions.umich.edu/visiting/

Wayne State University http://www.admissions.wayne.edu/explore/visit-campus.php

Western Michigan University https://wmich.edu/admissions/visit

Handy documents for download

Financial aid

Want to know how to prepare for college or career school?
We’ve provided checklists with the steps you can take to help your (or your child’s) chances of getting into—and being able to afford—the school of your choice.
9th Grade Checklist 

The Sallie Mae Paying for College Resource is a new, go-to destination to help students and families make a plan to pay for college. The resource is free, easy-to-use, and includes great information on all the important paying for college topics.

The featured video series takes families through the paying for college process. Over the course of eight short videos, learn not only what resources are available to help pay for college, but also the basics of financial aid and the questions to consider before choosing a college. Watch by topic or the entire series. 
Federal Appication for Student Aid

Complete the Federal application for student aid (FAFSA). This must be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov/
 **please note that any application for financial aid should be free.

FAFSA Completion Guide 

Create an FSA-ID 

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.
If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.


Financial Aid Help: 

FAFSA Work Session with College Admissions rep on hand to assist.
Who: Senior parents 
Where: MHS 2nd Floor Media Center
When:  TBD
Things you will need to bring to complete the FAFSA 7 things needed
Scholarship month 
Scholarship Information and Updates will be shared in the following ways: 

  • Email blasts 
  • Remind messages (see your counselor) 
  • Posted within senior classrooms
  • Google document updated bi-weekly (below)
   Click the link for updated scholarship info/deadlines--> Class or 2020 scholarship document link


~Every Senior will recieve a copy in October 
Use the following helpful hints as you begin the process of applying for scholarships. The students who are most successful at earning scholarships are students who follow these points:

Utilize the RED Marshall High School Scholarship Handbook for local available scholarships offered. This booklet will be given to students in their English 12 class.

Listen to daily announcements for scholarship opportunities as well as due dates for applications.

Remember that applying for scholarships is the responsibility of the student.

Marshall High School is not notified of all scholarships available at a particular college, so students are encouraged to contact/research the college they hope to attend and ask for information on freshman scholarships.

Don’t procrastinate! Get busy on this part of your college planning early and stay on top of it. Your success will depend on your perseverance, organization, and your ability to meet deadlines.

Be sure to give your teachers and counselor adequate time to write recommendations for you. Two weeks is a good rule of thumb. Give them a list of activities and awards that are noteworthy in the recommendation. When given sufficient time, teachers can write a meaningful letter that truly reflects each student’s unique qualities. 

Trusted Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites

Links to colleges' financial aid Web sitesFind scholarships offered by specific colleges here

http://www.marshallcf.org (local scholarships)

http://bccfoundation.org/ (local scholarships)



Going Merry  The Common App for scholarships.
Raise.me - Join Raise.me 

College Board


Local scholarship information will be shared in the following ways:

  • Listed in parent email blasts
  • Shared via REMIND (Class of 2020, see your counselor to sign up)


**Search for “net price calculator” on a college’s website to find out how much money it will cost you (estimate) to attend.

College Planning SallieMae.com/MICalculator
 Additional resources from Sallie Mae: SallieMae.com/MichiganPlans

College Scorecard - summary of info to help understand cost of attendance
(You can link to each school’s net price calculator)

Compare the cost of different schools at costoflearning.com

FAFSA - estimate how much federal money you qualify for
Student loan calculators [Lendedu] https://lendedu.com/blog/student-loan-calculators/


Military Recruiters
Will be in the cafeteria from time to time - stop by and introduce yourself!

Standardized Testing 

The PSAT will be administered to Juniors at MHS in October. If you would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT, register in the Counseling Office, the test fee is $18.00. Also, pick up a copy of the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT to help you prepare before test day.

Understanding your PSAT or SAT score - use this DEMO site - sat.org/scoresdemo

Practice Test @ PSAT practice test

Practice is also provided through the Michigan electronic Library 

Doorway to College : SAT and PSAT Test Prep: PSAT and SAT Test Prep  

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced that it will transition to using the SAT as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME).
The SAT is accepted at all Michigan universities and is already a familiar exam to many in the state. The exam keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today — measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. It focuses on the few durable things that evidence shows matter most for college and career success, and reflects what Michigan students are already learning in their classrooms.
The ACT can still be taken in addition to the SAT for college admission.


 NCAA Athletes

If you want to participate in Athletics in Division I or II colleges, YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE http://eligibilitycenter.org

 NAIA Athletic Participation, you must create an account here - NAIA eligibility center

Time to Register-Selective Service

All male U.S. citizens residing in the United States must register within the period starting 30 days before, and ending 30 days after, their 18th birthday. Log on to www.sss.gov and you can register in about 5 minutes

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