Applying to College

When applying to college, we want you to have all the tools you need. Here you will find information about taking the SAT and ACT assessments and how to apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Your high school counselor can also assist with information on how to apply to college. In addition, the counselors can give you information about colleges, let you know when colleges will be visiting your school, help you plan college visits, and provide you with information about scholarships and other types of financial aid.

SAT and ACT Information

The SAT and ACT are college admission exams used around the world as a measure of College Readiness. Some colleges have become test-optional, and you will need to check the admissions requirements webpage of each college or university that you are interested in to determine their admission requirements. 

The SAT and ACT are offered several times a year. At least half of all students take the SAT and/or ACT twice—in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year, to try to improve their score. 

Fee waivers are available to students that demonstrate financial need (free and reduced lunch) for both tests. Visit your counseling office for testing schedules, test centers and fee waivers.  

 

Testing Resources

External LinkKhan Academy - Free personalized SAT practice tests

External LinkCollegeBoard.org - Official SAT practice exam and test prep booklet

 

Visiting Colleges

Visit the links below for information on student and family visits to colleges and universities. Many schools take students on-campus visits throughout the year, and college representatives visit schools to talk with students. Students can also take a virtual tour of their dream school or other schools they are interested in by checking their websites. Or, make your plans today - see which school fits your child best!

John Glenn High School College Visits
Wayne Memorial High School College Visits

Financial Aid

Learn how financial aid works and use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

External LinkFinancial Aid Shopping Sheet
External LinkStudent Aid
External LinkCollege Payment Calculator

 

College Resources

External LinkCollege Scorecard
External LinkCollege Admissions
External LinkKhan Academy - Admissions Essays
External LinkKhan Academy - Exploring College Options
External LinkCollege Navigator
External LinkCollege Knowledge Materials

 

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) External Linkhttps://micollegeaccess.org/

Michigan College Access Network aims to help students in Michigan access and attain college certificates and degrees — the foundation for success in a knowledge-based economy — so they can achieve a lifetime of their own goals, both economically and intellectually.

The following links will take you to alphabetical lists of Michigan colleges and universities along with their specific resources for Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Academic Programs & Campus information as well as Contact information. 

External LinkColleges A - D
External LinkColleges E - M
External LinkColleges N - W