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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
  • POWERSCHOOL APP/ Website - Students and Parents can track class grades and attendance. The app is available for all devices on the app store you use.

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.

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 application, applied for at least one scholarship, and file the FAFSA.
Senior post-secondary presentations:
Regular English 12 and AP: Post-secondary class presentation pdf
College Representatives 2018-19
*College Reps visit MHS during advisory, check the list of who will be here & when. Sign up in the Counseling office to visit with the representative.
Friday, September 28 - Hope College
Friday, October 12 - Air Force & Kalamazoo College (rescheduled)
Friday, October 19 - Lawrence Tech
Friday, October 26-  U of M, Ann Arbor & Adrian College
Friday, November 2 - GVSU & Eastern Michigan Univ.
Friday, November 9 - Western Michigan Univ. & Baker College  
Wednesday, November 14 - U or M Dearborn & Jackson College
Wednesday, November 28 - Northern Michigan University, Olivet College
Friday, November 30 - Alma College, Air National Guard 
Wednesday, December 5 - Army
Friday, December 7 - Douglas J Aveda Institute
Wednesday, December 12 - Jackson College, Eastern Michigan
Friday, Decemberb14 - Marine Recruiter 
Wednesday, December 19,  The Air Force 
January 18th, for the Air National Guard 
Wednesday, February 6, Air Force 
Wednesday, February 20, Savannah College of Art and Design 
Wednesday, March 13. Lake Superior State University 
Friday, March 22, US Air Force
Wednesday, March 27 Wright Beauty Academy
Wednesday, April 17 Army 
Wednesday, April 24 Air Force
Friday, April 26 Navy
Wednesday, May 8 Hope College 

College Nights

October 9th, 2018 (Tuesday) 6 - 7:30
Jackson College - Bert Walker Hall - Central Campus  2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
October 29, 2018 (Monday) 6 - 7:30
Kellogg Commuinity College - Miller Gym
Visit with more than 60 college and university representatives and gather information on their schools and various programs of study. Also, representatives from the military and other education-related organizations will be present.
FAFSA completion assistance will be available from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Links to Open houses/ campus visits 

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

Independent College and University eventshttp://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 http://www.baker.edu/future-students

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 ttp://www.wmich.edu/admissions/openhouse/

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.
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.

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: 

 October 29, 2018 - at KCC (Miller Gym) 6-7:30



Scholarship month                                     

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:
  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 

http://www.cappex.com - create a profile

College Board


Local scholarship information will be shared in the following ways:

  • Listed in parent email blasts
  • Shared via REMIND
  • Posted within senior classrooms
  • Google document updated bi-weekly (below)
   Click the link for updated scholarship info/deadlines--> Google scholarship document link


~Every Senior will recieve a copy in October 


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

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/

College Search Tools  

Career Cruising/Xello [login through chrome and your google account] - Career Cruising
Big Future (College Board) - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/?navid=bf-cp [create an account]

First Generation college students - http://www.imfirst.org/

https://www.cappex.com/ [create a profile]

Military Recruiters
Will be located at 4-Corners downstairs on each of their visitations which are announced in the daily announcements.

Standardized Testing 

The PSAT will be administered to Juniors at MHS. If you would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT, register in the Guidance 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. Once you have your score report here is help 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

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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