What Kind of Resources are Available

There are lots of resources to help you get ready for college. The first is your Guidance Counselor – build a great relationship with him or her so you get good advice about how to get ready for college. The Legacy Scholars program and this website are great resources for more ideas to help you become more successful. Check out the websites of your favorite colleges as well and talk with their admissions staff to find out more about them specifically.

Career Pathways

The Battle Creek College Access Network (BC CAN) is committed to equipping students with program and career pathway knowledge so that they can make the best decisions for their futures. Recently, BC CAN worked with community partners to develop a resource for Battle Creek area students, which outlined technical education pathways, local training programs, median wage information and highlighted local students of all ages who are currently pursuing the jobs of the future!

Check out the Battle Creek College Access Network's Career and Technical Education publication, which appeared as a full-size newspaper insert in the Battle Creek Shopper News on September 7, 2017.

Financial Preparedness

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. You use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, loans and work-study.  In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA to award nonfederal aid. BC CAN coordinates free community-wide workshops each year so that students and parents can receive direct assistance in completing this vital financial aid form. Please see the 2017 information below:


2017 Community-wide FAFSA Workshops
Free to Attend - Open to the Public

Battle Creek Central High School
100 W. Van Buren Street
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Calhoun Christian School
20 Woodrow Avenue South
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM

St. Philip Catholic Central High School
20 Cherry Street
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Lakeview High School
15060 Helmer Road
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Pennfield High School
8299 Pennfield Road
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Harper Creek High School
12677 Beadle Lake Road
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Kellogg Community College
450 North Avenue
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
*Spanish speaking assistance available from 4:00 - 6:00 PM*

Burma Center
765 Upton Avenue
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Goodwill Industries
15 Capital Avenue NE
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM

West Michigan Virtual High School
35 Hamblin Avenue
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Battle Creek Central High School
100 W. Van Buren Street
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Lakeview High School
15060 Helmer Road
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Michigan Works! Southwest
200 W. Van Buren Street
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Calhoun Community High School
15 Arbor Street
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM


 

Featured Resources

Legacy Scholars
Michigan CAN
NCAN
KnowHow2Go
Battle Creek Community Foundation
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Federal Student Aid
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