College Fair Information
MACRAO has embarked on an exciting opportunity for both the college representatives and high school students and have partnered with GoToCollegeFairs to offer students a more efficient way to find and register for their college fair and quickly provide their information to colleges they are interested in getting more details.
Student will register only once and upon completion of the form will receive a barcode, which they print and take to the fair for colleges to capture their data in a more secure manner. This process encourages more meaningful conversations for both the college representative and student. Colleges with scanning devices will quickly scan to capture the student’s detailed information easily and more securely.
Here is a quick look at how it works.
· Students access the www.gotocollegefairs.com website
· Click the “Student Register Now” button
· Select the state where the fair is taking place
· Select the fair using the check box
· Complete the registration form (may only complete questions)
· Check the “terms and conditions box” and hit submit button
· The barcode is displayed – print the barcode and it’s done!
We encourage students to register early without worry of misplacing their barcodes. Two days prior and on the day of the fair, a reminder email is sent to each registered student with a copy of their barcode attached.
Career Center Information
Affordable College Information
Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Michigan that offer online college programs.
Oakland Accelerated College Experience
Programs like Oakland ACE allow selected students to extend high school by one year to earn both high school and college credits.
Oakland Technical Early College Program (OTEC).
Oakland Technical Early College is a rigorous three-year program offering high school students an early start in post-secondary training to better prepare them for high-skill, high-demand and high-wage careers.
Oakland Schools Technical Campuses have partnered with Oakland Community College to combine early college opportunities with many of our career technical programs.
During the 11th and 12th grades, students take high school requirements, an OSTC program and college courses that align with a technical degree. Students attend Oakland Community College full-time during an added 13th year, completing their high school diploma and potentially earning an associate degree