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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). 

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Explore over 45 Michigan and out-of-state colleges and universities without leaving your home!

Each college has an individual virtual expo booth where students can:

  • View a promotional video
  • Download informative documents and
  • Chat directly with a college representative

Learn more about the following UCS options:

  • UCS School-to-Work (Co-Op) program
  • Take a College Course in High School: UCS Dual Enrollment
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Earn College Credit: Advanced Placement Opportunities

Win a $500 Scholarship courtesy of the UCS Foundation!
Earn points for visiting college booths, downloading documents and chatting with college representatives.  Check the Lobby Leaderboard throughout the event to see who is in the lead.* 

Register to reserve your spot TODAY!

* The $500 Scholarship is courtesy of the Utica Community Schools Foundation. The mission of the UCS Foundation is to be a non-profit fund-raising organization that encourages and supports quality efforts by educators to enhance educational experiences for students of the Utica Community Schools.  The UCS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

This single scholarship will be awarded to the student who is listed in the number one slot of the 15th Annual UCS College Fair Leaderboard at 8:01 p.m. on April 29, 2021.  UCS will reach out to the winner with redemption instructions. This scholarship may be used for post-secondary education or for other educational opportunities such as summer camp.  This scholarship must be claimed before it expires on April 29, 2022.  Second and third place winners, as determined on the leaderboard at 8:01 p.m. on April 29, 2021 will each receive a high school swag bag.  UCS will reach out to the winners.  For questions, please email