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College Central

Students in various careers and academic pursuits

Welcome to UCS College Central - Home for all current and future UCS Alumni!

Consider this your one stop for valuable resources as you prepare for your next academic step.

These resources are organized with links and videos to provide students and parents self-directed assistance to navigate through the post-secondary planning process. 

This project was made possible from the COVID - 19 Response Grant sponsored by Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) received in June 2020. The materials were developed by a group of Utica Community School (UCS) Counselors for UCS high school students. Support and resources were provided by Naviance.  Additional resources from College Board and Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). 

                                                                                                        FALL VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

Tues. 9/27/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Michigan State University Terence Brown Michigan State University. September 27
Wed.  9/28/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Alma College Rachel Plasch Alma College.September 28 
Thurs.  9/29/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Madona University Holli May Madonna University.September 29 
Mon. 10/3/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Kettering University Yolanda Brooks Link to be added
Tues. 10/4/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Oakland University Drew Huff Oakland University.October 4
Wed.  10/5/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Oakland Community College Chris Meller Oakland Community College. October 5 
Thurs.  10/6/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Schoolcraft Community College KeAndra Porchia Schoolcraft Community College.October 6
Mon. 10/10/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Hope College Megan Marthens Link to be added
Tues. 10/11/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Western Michigan University Colin McCaw Western Michigan University.October 11 
Tues. 10/11/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Michigan Tech University Matt Norrod  Michigan Tech October 11
Wed.  10/12/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Wayne State University James Shelton Wayne State University.October 11
Thurs.  10/13/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Northern Michigan University Emma MaCauley Northern Michgan University.October 13 
Mon. 10/17/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Central Michigan University Fernando Monge Central Michigan University.October 17
Tues. 10/18/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Albion College Megan DeHetre Albion College.October 18
Wed.  10/19/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Macomb Community College Sarah Williams Macomb Community College October 19
Thurs.  10/20/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Kalamazoo College Beau Godkin Kalamazoo College October 20
Mon. 10/24/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM University of Michigan - Dearborn Lauren Penner University of Michigan Dearborn October 24
Tues. 10/25/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Wed.  10/26/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Thurs.  10/27/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM University of Detroit - Mercy Matt Fortescure Link to be added
Mon. 10/31/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM HAPPY HALLOWEEN NO VISIT TODAY
Tues. 11/1/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM Rochester University Arianna Biondo Rochester University November 1
Wed.  11/2/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Thurs.  11/3/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Mon. 11/7/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM University of Michigan - Flint Benjamin Molter University of Michigan Flint November 7
Wed.  11/9/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Thurs.  11/10/22 7:00 - 8:00 PM University of Alabama Craig Waite  University of Alabama November 10

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All questions regarding payment for AP tests can be directed to APTS. 
Phone: 1-855-663-8348


What is an Educational Development Plan (EDP)?
An Educational Development Plan (EDP) is a document showing a student's current interests, abilities, and career pathways.  It is more comprehensive than a schedule of classes because it includes information a student can use when creating a high school schedule and planning for post-secondary options.

Why have an EDP?
The State of Michigan requires that students must be given the opportunity to create an EDP beginning in the 7th grade and revise it appropriately throughout high school.  An EDP is designed to assist students to identify career development goals as they relate to academic requirements, which may be fulfilled through career and technical education. 

How can students start/update their EDP?
Counselors meet with students to instruct on updating their EDP annually.  In addition, PowerPoint presentations have been created to assist students and are available by grade level using the tabs below. The essential elements for updating an EDP are exploring careers, projected job openings, educational/training goals, career interest surveys, activities, experiences and plans of action. 

Students and Parents are welcome and encouraged to explore Naviance on their own time.


Naviance Student – is a mobile-friendly website that you can use to plan for college and a career. Naviance Student is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.

Naviance Student allows you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create future plans – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals