Welcome to Get Schooled Detroit! We teamed up with the Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) and the Detroit Mayor’s office to help you on your path to college and finding your first job.
DCAN Student Support Resources
Detroit College Access Network has everything you need to be successful this year! Check back here for resources, services, and events to help you along your journey to college.
2020 College Bound Kickoff
Come join the Detroit College Ambassadors and Detroit College Access Network for their inaugural College Kickoff Event on September 17 and 19! Free to attend but you must RSVP
SAT Virtual Bootcamp September 19th and October 10th
Interested in boosting your SAT score? Sign up for DCAN's SAT Bootcamp!
Having A Successful School Year
The 2020-2021 school year may look and feel different than we expected, but we have tips, tools, and resources to help you have a successful year whether you’re attending school in-person, taking classes online or doing both.
How to Set Up Your Study Space at Home
Creating a space at home where you can study and work will help you focus. Here are tips to set up your study space.
How to Eliminate Distractions and Focus on Studying
Distractions abound! Maybe it’s your phone with the entire internet and social media distracting you. Whatever is distracting you, we’ve compiled tips that can help you eliminate distractions and focus on studying.
3 Tips for Successful Distance Learning
We know the transition may not be easy. Here are our tips to be successful at distance learning.
3 Tips To Help You Prepare For a Big Exam
Think of exams like a performance. Big tests are no different! If you practice diligently and give yourself time to prepare leading up to that big “performance” day, you’ll earn that A grade.
How to Focus on Studying While at Home
How to focus on studying? Whatever it is that’s distracting you at home, we’ve compiled a few tips that can help you stay focused.
In-Person, Hybrid, and Online Learning
Understanding the difference to prepare for a successful school year
How to Work With Your Professor and Classmates Virtually
Here's what you need to do to be successful in online classes
35 Unique High School Club Ideas to Start at Your School
High School clubs are awesome! Check out these extracurricular activities
How to Stay Connected With a Club or Organization Virtually
Here's how you can virtually participate in a club, an organization, or explore your interests outside of academics during distance learning.
Learn about the FAFSA, how to complete it, important deadlines, and how to submit your forms.
FAFSA: What It Is And Why It's Important [Video]
What is the FAFSA and why it's important for financial aid in college.
Complete the FAFSA
Remember to renew your FAFSA! The FAFSA is necessary to apply for the majority of financial aid, including the Cal Grant!
When Is Your FAFSA Due?
The Federal FAFSA Deadline is June 30, but each state has their own priority deadlines to remember. Check out this list of state deadlines to see when you should have your FAFSA turned in!
The Detroit Pistons Have a FAFSA Message for You [Video]
Tim Frazier and Langston Galloway from the Detroit Pistons have a FAFSA message for you
Didn’t Get Enough Financial Aid? Ask For A “Change In Circumstances” Form
Didn’t Get Enough Financial Aid? Ask For A “Change In Circumstances” Form
Financial Aid Definitions
As you apply to college, a lot of new terminologies. We've put together a quick glossary of financial aid definitions to make things easier!
The Detroit Promise
The Detroit Promise is Detroit high schooler's ticket to free 2-year or 4-year college degree. Learn the requirements, how to qualify, and how to apply.
Go to a Two-Year School on the Detroit Promise Scholarship
How to qualify for Detroit Promise Scholarship community college funding!
Go to a Four-Year School with a Detroit Promise Scholarship
How to qualify for the 4-year Detroit Promise Scholarship
Create Your Detroit Promise Account
Are you applying for the Detroit Promise to a 2-year or 4-year Michigan partner college? You will need to create a Detroit Promise account.
Get To Know The Detroit Promise Colleges
See the list of Detroit Promise partner colleges which include 2-year and 4-year schools
How To Establish Residency And Attendance For The Detroit Promise [Quiz]
Use this check-list to understand the residency and attendance requirements for both the 2-year and 4-year Detroit Promise!
Is My Technical Program Pell-Eligible? [Quiz]
Find out if your technical program qualifies for the Detroit Promise! The Detroit Promise does cover technical and trade certificates, but ONLY Pell-eligible certificate programs.
Learn how to sign up, get fee waivers, prepare for the test, and send your scores to colleges
SAT, ACT, and AP Exam COVID-19 Updates
What will happen to SAT, ACT testing, AP and IB Exams during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
How to Study for the SAT Test [Video]
The SAT is a challenging test, but if you give yourself enough time to study and take advantage of the free resources, you'll do great!
Expensive College Application Fees Got You Down? Get A Waiver
Apply to college without the fees - Detroit College Challenge
Managing Your Time on the SAT or ACT
We know three hours might seem like a lot of time for one test, but trust us it can go by really fast. When it comes to the SAT or ACT, every second allowed for the test matters. Check out these tips to help you manage your time
How to Send SAT Scores and ACT Scores To Colleges
You get up to four free score reports! Here's how to send SAT scores and ACT scores to colleges.
College Application Essay Resources
Ready to write your college application essay? We've got you covered. Check out these resources to help make writing your college admissions essay a breeze.
Most Common College Essay Topics
Get familiar with the most common college essay topics to shape your own narrative for college admissions.
10 Activities to Boost Your College Application
Looking for a way to stand out on your college application? Check out our list of ideas on how to boost your college application.
Resources to Stay Healthy
Try out these tips to help you reduce stress, remain calm, and stay healthy.
How to Practice Self-Care When You Return to School
It’s important to remember the time you spend on and with yourself is valuable and essential to your overall well-being.
Mental Health and Self-Care Resources for Teens
Taking care of yourself is important. We can sometimes lose sight of our own needs when we're busy going to school, work, or other activities. Here is a short list of organizations, their websites, and if they have one, their phone/text lines.
Free Meditation and Anxiety apps
These free apps can help you relax, focus on what’s important, and ease your anxiety.
15 Calming Hobbies for Any Experience Level
This list of calming hobbies can be done by yourself and any can be adjusted to your experience level. Each of these hobbies has been shown to alleviate stress, so pick one that you think will bring you some peace and calm.
How To Start Journaling With Free Apps
Here's how to start journaling with free apps on your phone. These apps can help you capture your thoughts and feelings, reflect on the past, present, or future, and help with documenting your day-to-day activities and goals.
In collaboration with the Detroit Mayor’s Office and the Detroit College Access network (DCAN), we’re excited to support you in getting ready to succeed in your first job.