Hello!

This newsletter is full of a lot of useful resources, so please be sure to read the whole thing and reach out to us with any questions or concerns you have!

FREE TUTORING: DFS has partnered with tutor.com to provide all students in the Next Level Scholars program with some additional tutoring support this school year. Be sure to read more about that below and check your email for your personal log-in details.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: On Demand 24/7 Tutoring with Tutor.com
  • NEW: NACAC's Preparing for College - Junior Checklist
  • Resource Spotlight: College Fairs Online
  • Featured Resources
NEW: ON DEMAND 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
DRDFS has teamed up with Tutor.com to offer you 24/7 support with your homework, classwork, essays and more. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you’ll take advantage.

All students in the Next Level Scholar Program are required to log in to the website and get support at least one time this semester to maintain program eligibility, but you are encouraged to use it as much as you need!

Check out this YouTube video resource playlist to learn more. If you have any questions please reach out to Marissa D'Angelo at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274. 
Log-In Instructions:
1.      Go to www.tutor.com/drdfs
2.      Enter your username*
3.      Enter your password*
4.      Watch this short video to see how to start a chat with a tutor now

*Your unique username and password were sent to you via email on 9/18.*
NEW: NACAC'S PREPARING FOR COLLEGE - JUNIOR CHECKLIST
NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) has put together a useful timeline and checklist for Juniors to keep in mind as they prepare for life after high school. Below is an example of some of the time sensitive items you may want to put on your radar:

September-December
  • If you haven’t participated in many activities outside of class, now is the time to sign up. Consider clubs at school, team sports, leadership roles, or involvement in a religious or civic community group.

  • Take the PSAT. Taking the test as a junior will qualify you for some scholarship consideration and identify you to colleges as a potential applicant.

January-February
  • Register for a spring SAT and/or ACT. Ask your counselor whether you should also take an SAT Subject Test.

  • Explore summer opportunities on college campuses—a great way to find out what college life is all about.

March-May
  • Start researching colleges and universities. Go to college fairs and open houses. Learn as much as you can about colleges online.

  • Develop a preliminary list of colleges that interest you. Go online to request additional information.

  • Take a look at some college applications. Make note of all the pieces of information you will need to compile. Make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and other adults who could write letters of recommendation.

Check out the full check-list and find more resources by clicking here!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: COLLEGE FAIRS ONLINE
Looking for more virtual college fairs? College Fairs Online has many opportunities for students to attend virtual college fairs, connect with college reps across the country, and chances to win scholarships!

Midwest Dates: Oct. 19-14, 2020 and Feb. 22-27, 2021

Register and find out more information by clicking here!
FEATURED RESOURCES
  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities.


  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources