Everyone dreams of graduating high school and attending college, but it is not as simple as it sounds. Luckily, students are provided a college transition adviser to help you in your time of need.
From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Keisha Boyd meets with students, parents, and working closely with your counselors to complete a series of tasks.
From registering seniors for electronic transcripts, to coordinating college visits as well as on-site visits for students. For 20 years Boyd has been working with high school students. It all started when she worked with a scholarship program called “Compact” that is now known as “Detroit Promise."
Boyd makes sure each Cass Technician is college ready, and in many cases, helps them choose a career. Her door is open to all students. She is located in Student Affairs every day from the beginning of the day to the end.
When it comes to the big transition, it is no big secret that college expenses scare students. Boyd is here to help students realize that financial aid may not cover all your needs like food, personal items, etc. She encourages students to search for scholarships that can cover your expenses outside of tuition. She also advises that students pursue a career that truly interests them, create a set of goals to keep them motivated, take time to research a college that is fit for them, apply for scholarships on a regular basis, develop good study habits so it can become a part of their daily routine, don’t involve yourself in drama, and always ask for advice.
It is not easy making the big transition to college, which is why resources like Boyd, is provided for you.
Talk to your transition adviser or anyone if you seek help or simply advice.