College Information

Are YOU preparing yourself for college? There are things you can be doing during each of your high school years. Use this COLLEGE PREPARATORY CHECKLIST  to prepare yourself for admitance into that dream university!

Sign-Up Sheet for University, College, and Trade School Representative Visits - Reps are here on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Take an opportunity to meet with them and have your questions about enrollment, programs of study, tuition, etc. answered.

COLLEGE FAIR COMES TO WARREN - A college fair with representatives from over 90 institutions will be gathered to answer your questions on September 27, from 6-7:30pm. The location is at Warren City Hall. If you’ve missed or weren’t aren’t able to speak with your college of interest, here at Dakota, see the counseling website for further details. Check it out on our “College/Career Information” page. Registration is not required, but is recommended. To register, click here.

It is a GREAT idea to visit campuses before commiting to enrollment. Seniors are alloted five "School Business" absences for the purpose of visiting university campuses.  Please request permission, prior to the visit, by submitting the form found here.



A campus visit will allow you to see the college, as well as learn specific information that will help you make an informed decision about the school. For the best ideas of what to cover while visiting a campus, use the CHECKLIST found here.


Questions to ask college representatives


How to write a great college admissions essay:


List of various colleges that includes contact information, location, population, tuition cost, and minimum ACT/SAT scores for admission.


College Atlas - Encyclopedia of Higher Education


College Affordability Guide 

by Degree Prospects


College Exploration and Planning

 BigFuture - SAT Site

 College Greenlight



 College Answer Guy


ACT Ultimate guide to applying for College


career&college exploration websites


Institutions Waiving Fees for 2018 Michigan College Month