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!

SAT Update: We, along with Michigan College Access Network, highly recommend that all seniors take the school day SAT. High schools are required to offer the SAT to all seniors, so if you are unsure of your school's plan reach out to your DFS adviser, counselor or principal. While some post-secondary institutions are test-optional this year, not all are and it's best to be prepared. We're here to guide you through the process--reach out if you have any questions!

FREE TUTORING: DFS has also 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
  • ICYMI: SAT & SAT Prep Resources
  • Resource Spotlight: NACAC's Preparing for College - Senior Checklist
  • Featured Resources
NEW: ON DEMAND 24/7 TUTORING WITH TUTOR.COM
DRDFS has teamed up with Tutor.com to offer you FREE 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 Scholars 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.*

ICYMI: SAT & SAT PREP RESOURCES
SAT test day is just around the corner! All DFS partner schools will take the SAT on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 23
  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 27

Not sure when your school's test date is? Check-in with your DFS High School Adviser!

Don't forget, you still have access to the online portal of SAT Prep resources on The Princeton Review through March 2021. Be sure to take advantage of these resources to help you prep for your test day!

Forgot how to access your account and materials? No worries, click here to view the tutorial of how to access your portal.
SAT Test Day Tips:
  • Get plenty of rest the night before the test -- don't try to cram!
  • Eat breakfast
  • Bring a snack, water, and gum or mints to help you stay focused
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: NACAC'S PREPARING FOR COLLEGE - SENIOR CHECKLIST
NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) has put together a useful timeline and checklist for Seniors 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:

August-September
  • Check with your school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirements.

  • Take every opportunity to get to know colleges. Meet with college representatives who visit your school, attend local college fairs, and visit campuses.

  • Narrow down your list of colleges. Collect information about the application and financial aid process at each school.

October
  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after Oct. 1 as possible. In addition to determining your eligibility for federal funds, many colleges and states use the form when distributing grants, so don’t delay. Watch the mail for your Student Aid Report (SAR)—it should arrive four weeks after the FAFSA is filed.

  • Research scholarships. Ask your counselor, your colleges, and local religious and civic groups about scholarship opportunities. You should never pay for scholarship information.

November-December
  • Finalize and send any early decision or early action applications due this month. Have a parent, teacher, counselor, or other adult review the application before it is submitted.

  • Every college will require a copy of your transcript from your high school. Follow your school’s procedure for sending transcripts.

Check out the full check-list and find more resources 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