PRELIMINARY SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (PSAT)/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST (Qualifying test for dual enrollment) – Freshman - Juniors
This test measures verbal and math reasoning ability and skills essential to college success. It allows students to compare their abilities with other college-bound students. It is also the first step in entering the National Merit Scholarship Competition. In addition, students who select the Student Search Service receive information from colleges based on their responses to optional questions. This test is required. There is a FEE (fee waivers available for qualified students, see the counselor). Testing time is approximately 2 1/2 hours. Juniors are tested in the fall, freshman, and sophomores will be administered this test in the spring.
ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB) - Sophomore - Senior
This standardized test, which measures academic skills as well as career aptitudes, and is administered by the military. The test is voluntary and can be taken each year from sophomore through senior. The most recent score is taken for military purposes. There is NO FEE.
MICHIGAN MERIT EXAM (MME) - Juniors
Juniors will be taking the MME which replaces the MEAP test of previous years. The MME consists of the following tests: ACT plus Writing, WorkKeys, and Michigan Math, Science and Social Studies. This state required test will be given to all 11th graders in April of 2017. Specific information will be mailed home prior to testing.
SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT) - Juniors
This college admissions is required. It measures verbal and math reasoning skills. There is a FEE (fee waivers available for qualified students, see the counselor). It is given to juniors each spring. They can study for this test by using their Kahn Academy and College Board accounts. SAT retakes will be available during the fall of the students’ senior year. Watch the bulletin for registration and test dates.
Information for Seniors and their Parents
- Local College Night: Lake Superior State University holds a college night for high school juniors and seniors at Lake Superior State University each fall. Representatives will be available from many Michigan colleges and universities and some military recruiters as well. Watch the bulletin and announcements for dates and times.
- Financial Aid: First step is to fill out an FSA ID (both parent and student) at fsaid.ed.gov. Second step is to access the FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Scholarship Information: Announcements will be made and literature posted as information is available. Students wishing to participate in the Mi-Search can access the Michigan Department of Treasury’s student financial aid web site at MI-StudentAid.orgfree of charge. Other helpful scholarship websites are www.scholarships.com and www.fastweb.com
- National Honor Society criteria.
- Visits: Representatives from universities and colleges as well as from all branches of the military visit Brimley High School periodically. Announcements will be made prior to this so the students can prepare and it will be posted on the website in the Daily Bulletin.
- College Visits: Most colleges and universities have campus visits scheduled in the fall for interested seniors. As this information comes into the counseling office, it will be posted on the bulletin board for interested students. See the counselor for more information.
- The above information is also provided to students in one or more of the following ways:
- Daily announcements
- Bulletin board
- Brimley High School Website: www.brimely.eupschools.org