In just a couple weeks, DRDFS and The Princeton Review will be hosting 2 days of SAT prep with you, virtually! The sessions will split up the sections of the SAT over the 2 days. You will get to work through problems with the instructor, learn tips/tricks to use while taking the SAT, and have the ability to ask questions! After the sessions, you will have access to the recordings and some additional ways to practice for the SAT using your account from The Princeton Review.

Keep reading to learn more about some upcoming opportunities as well as resources available to you as a Next Level Scholar! As always, please feel welcome to reach out with questions/concerns.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
(734) 354-7274
  • NEW: MCAN's Roadmap to Opportunity
  • COMING SOON: Virtual Campus Visit with GVSU
  • REMINDER: Free Tutor.com Account for Next Level Scholars!
  • ICYMI: Meet DRDFS Post-Secondary Transition Coach, Devon Hall
  • Resource Spotlight: Tutor.com's Student Success Webinar Series - Overcoming Test Anxiety
  • Featured Resources
Thinking about what post-secondary pathway feels like the right fit for you? Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has put together this Roadmap to Opportunity for students to explore a variety of career pathways and programs.

Michigan has many high-demand, high-wage jobs available that require a certificate or an associate degree to get started! These fields offer entry level and ongoing educational opportunities that could increase your potential for professional growth, promotion, and higher wages over time as well as lead to a meaningful career.
DRDFS and GVSU admissions are offering a virtual campus visit on 2/22/22! The session is geared toward sophomores in the program, but we are inviting all interested Next Level Scholars to attend if they wish! The session is scheduled to take place from 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM on Zoom. Register here.
Don't forget that as a Next Level Scholar with Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars, you have access to FREE online tutoring to help you with your classes this year.

Tutors are available on demand, 24/7. 
Simply go to www.tutor.com/drdfs and get connected with a tutor today! Don't remember your log-in information? Reach out to Marissa via email at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274.
Hey Class of 2023 Next Level Scholars!

My name is Mrs. Devon Hall and I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Post-Secondary Transition Coach with the Next Level Scholars program! I am so happy to have joined an organization like Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars as I have a profound love of all things related to post-secondary education! I love working with students through the discovery process, the ups and downs of funding concerns, and making YOUR decision on what’s next. All of these things are a very necessary experience that can seem overwhelming. I’m here to experience it with you and help you learn to balance the weight! 

 I am a proud Detroit native with 7 years of experience in college advising and admissions counseling. In my former role, I was an admissions representative with Saginaw Valley State University and served the students of Southeast Michigan for 5 years. Before my professional time with SVSU, I was a student there and graduated in 2015 with my Bachelor’s in Communication, minoring in Spanish.

I encourage you all to remember that 9th-11th grades are the most academically important years of high school. Junior year is a pivotal time because you’re just over half way finished! The cumulative GPA and standardized test score earned by the end of 11th grade is what most institutions will have to base your consideration for admission on while you’re applying this upcoming Fall. The road to graduation isn’t that far away, so now is definitely the time to get serious about researching your next steps. No matter what your plan is, I’m here to encourage you to speak life and breathe life into your goals. I want you to use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions about your future. Interpersonal relationships are important to me. Being able to connect with people helps me value their experience in life. I appreciate you guys in advance for taking the time to get to know me, just as I will grow to learn more about each of you.

I look forward to partnering with Marissa and working with you guys more in the upcoming months as you make your transition from a high school junior to high school senior! 2023 has great things in store for you and I can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish! I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way! 

–Coach Devon
Can't attend live? Register anyway and you'll receive the session recording via email!
In this webinar, Tutor.com will address test anxiety—and strategies for overcoming it. Topics will include: 

  • Common causes and symptoms of test anxiety  
  • Steps to take when preparing for a test 
  • Strategies to employ before, during, and after a test 
  • Tips for becoming a confident and satisfied test-taker 

This session is hosted by Tutor.com’s Senior Director of Learning Strategies and Professional Development, Dr. Amy Dietzman. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation, so stick around at the end! Register here.

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