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.

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) External Link

Michigan College Access NetworkMichigan 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

Michigan Colleges 
Here you'll find a list of all 84 public and private, 2-year and 4-year colleges in Michigan. You can find institution-specific information, such as admissions and financial aid, by navigating through the tabs at the top of the page.

Fee Waiver List 
This document has information for what colleges are fee-free and when for the 2023-2024 school year. 


Wayne County College Access Network (WCCAN) : External Link

Wayne County College Access NetworkHere to Help on Your Journey

WCCAN’s mission is to increase the percentage of Out-Wayne County students graduates with post-secondary attainment to 60% by 2030. WCCAN works with communication leaders in education, government, nonprofits, businesses, and skilled trades to raise awareness to help lower the barrier in underserved communities and help student ambitions after 12th grade through programs, events, and peer outreach opportunities.

External LinkStudent Resources
External LinkSupport Resources
External LinkEvents


Michigan College FREE Application Sites

Adrian College

Albion College             

Alma College                                        

Alpena Community

Baker College                        

Bay College        

Bay Mills Community College        

Cleary College                        

College for Creative Studies        

Concordia University                        

Cornerstone University        

Davenport University        

Delta College        

Eastern Michigan University

Ferris State University

Glen Oaks Community College        

Gogebic Community College

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Valley State University

Henry Ford

Hope College

Jackson College

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kellogg Community College

Kettering University

Kirtland Community College

Kuyper College

Lake Michigan College

Lake Superior State University

Lansing Community College

Macomb Community College

Madonna University

Michigan Technological Institute

Mid Michigan College

Monroe County Community College

Montcalm Community College

Mott Community College

Muskegon Community College

North Central Michigan University

Northern Michigan University

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwood University

Oakland Community College

Oakland University

Rochester University

Saginaw Valley State University

Schoolcraft Community College

Siena Heights University

Southwestern Michigan University

Spring Arbor University

St. Clair County Community College

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Michigan

University of Michigan- Dearborn

University of Michigan-Flint

University of Olivet

Washtenaw Community College

Wayne County Community College

West Shore Community College

Click the expandable bar above to review a full list of links to Michigan College FREE Application Sites.

Michigan College Month Application Fee Waivers


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 - 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! See your school's Counseling website for more information:

Counseling Offices


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
External LinkMore FAFSA Information


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