College Search and Transcripts

Do you need your transcript sent out? We are encouraging students to send their transcripts via www.parchment.com. It takes 10 minutes to create an account. Once you put Hudsonville High School your high school, you can start sending your transcript electronically from Hudsonville to colleges around the nation. The services is paid for by the state of Michigan, and it allows you to track whether your transcript was recieved, see if colleges are a good match, and more. Sign up today. NOTE: If you are applying to any colleges via the Common Application, your counselor will submit a transcript through the Common App Website and you will not need to use Parchment for those schools.

College Score Card: This government website allows you to compare schools based on average annual cost, graduation rate, student body, ACT/SAT scores, available programs, and most popular programs.

Michigan College Comparison:  This form will help you know how you compare with the average freshman at most Michigan colleges and universities. 

College Board and College Navigator: Great websites for finding colleges based on majors, admissions requirements, cost, location, enrollment, and much more.

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Career Cruising: Search careers, colleges, scholarships, and more. This program is paid for by the Ottawa ISD so that you can save information to your account and create a personalized resume. Your login ID is your Powerschool ID.  Your password is one of three things: 1) Your old 5-digit Powerschool password before the passwords switched in the 2015-16 school year, your old Powerschool password with a zero in front of it, or your new Powerschool password. If you are having trouble logging on, contact your counselor.

College Fairs:  Check back for updates!

Questbridge: Seniors! The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. Juniors! QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges. More than 2,000 students will be selected as College Prep Scholars and will receive one or more awards that will make them stronger applicants to selective colleges.

NCAA Eligibility Website: Potential Division 1 and 2 athletes need to register with the NCAA in order to determine eligibility. Check out the NCAA Eligibility document to learn more about eligibility requirements, or visit the new NCAA website for in-depth information.

NAIA Eligibility Website: Potential NAIA athletes need to register with the NAIA in order to determine eligibility.