Welcome to Grosse Pointe South CounselingCollege applicants, please note:TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE SENT UNTIL THE STUDENT COMPLETES THESeniors: Once you have submitted your college application, complete the Application Submission Form above to ask your counselor to send materialsEvery application must be submitted using this form to send a Transcript/Letters of Rec/School Profile.
Looking for Resources on Mental Health and Wellness? Head over to South Counseling LinkTree
Looking for Resources on Academic Support? Click on Academic Support Page
Who is my student’s Counselor?
COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS 2023-2024
How do I get in touch with my student’s counselor?
Click here for Counselors' emails and phone numbers
How do I request a schedule change?
The following are eligible reasons for a schedule change:
Lack of prerequisite class/grade requirements
Moving to a more challenging course level
Failure to complete a course in the spring semester or in summer school which would make the student ineligible for a chosen course
A transcript for a new student indicates a schedule change is necessary.
Requests for any other reason, including those based on extenuating circumstances, will be reviewed and must be approved by the administration. You may complete This Form to request a change. Generally speaking, level change requests (like Honors Freshman English to traditional Freshman English or AP US history to traditional US History) require a month or so of honest effort before those requests will be reviewed.
An important message on college application timing.
When college advisors suggest that you “apply early” to a school for your best admissions opportunity, I’d like you to think of that date as by October 15. We strongly encourage applications for seniors who intend to apply to the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) or Michigan State University by October 15 to meet the Early Action deadline of November 1. Students with complete applications at these schools by this date will receive a decision from the school by the end of January 2024
JUNIOR PARENTS: Friday, September 15, counselors will meet with all juniors. We will inform the juniors at the meetings about making the most of this important high school year. This will include understanding the impact of grades and test scores, standardized testing in the junior year, college night, post-high school planning, and more. We will follow up with a Junior Parent Evening the next Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 on Zoom. Here is the Link to Join use the passcode south. We will cover the same items stated above in our student meeting.
Wednesday, October 11th, the PSAT/NMSQT will be given at South. For the first time, this test will be entirely online. All juniors will take this test in preparation for the Spring state-required SAT. While this is the practice test for the SAT, it is also the test that juniors take to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Freshmen and sophomores will also take this test for practice. Registration for the test will be done in school. If students are interested in preparing for the PSAT or SAT, Khan Academy is a fantastic and FREE resource (www.khanacademy.org). They are the only test prep partner of the College Board, so they will have the latest SAT preparation. The best part is that it is all free.
FRESHMAN PARENTS Welcome to Grosse Pointe South! Counselors are happy to meet with you and your student. Parents and students can make appointments by calling 432-3535. Please check here regularly to see important information from the counseling team.