Students wanting to apply to college will likely need to submit test scores.
Most four year colleges or universities take either the SAT or ACT in addition to meeting other college specific admission criteria.
It is recommended that students take both exams for the first time during their 11th grade year or after the completion of a third math class. Some students do better on one test or the other, so having a test score for each exam will allow a student to see which test he or she wants to focus on for future administrations in order to reach the highest test score possible.
Fee Waivers are available for qualifying students, please see Mrs. Boda.
Junior and technical colleges will often accept the SAT or ACT. They may also offer optional testing on campus. Please contact the college for more information.
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery) is the test given by the military to determine eligibility for entrance into all branches of the armed services. Test results are also used to give students an idea of career options that might be available to them once they join. The test is usually given in November at Berrien Academy. Students must sign up in advance with Mrs. Boda in order to test. Students are in NO way obligating themselves to the military just by taking this test. However, recruiters will follow up with students after the test scores return, and will maintain contact with those students who show an interest in joining the military.
The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be given each October to all 10th graders interested in potentially attending college.The Georgia Department of Education provides for all sophomore students to take the exam with no fee. The PSAT measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills; however, students will not have to recall facts from literature, history, or science or complete math formulas. The PSAT is a great way to preview and practice for the SAT. Information and study resources may be found at www.collegeboard.org.
Additional College Resources
- BigFuture This link to the College Board's website offers suggestions for getting started as you explore colleges, careers, and majors. It offers links to information on how to turn interests into jobs, identifying careers that require a college education, college admissions, paying for college, and more.
- NCAA Eligibility Center Information for Student athletes who are looking into participation in intercollegiate athletics. Students should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the end of their junior year. For more information about NCAA eligibility see Coach Haynes or your counselor.
- FastWeb Created by FastWeb, this site offers students, parents, and educators useful tools, tips, and information about the college admissions process. The site also offers "expert" advice from contributors across the academic world and a school search engine that allows students and parents access to a searchable database of colleges.
- eCampusTours Virtual tours of hundreds of college campuses. Site also includes a free scholarship search and financial aid resources.
- Princeton Review A resource containing school search information, career assessments, advice on applying for programs, test-taking strategies and practice tests, etc.
- GoCollege This link will match your interests with a college. It will allow you to narrow down colleges according to majors, grades, scores, and tuition. Also provided are online applications to over 850 colleges throughout the United States. Practice ACT and SAT questions are available as well as financial aid information.
- Board of Regents/University System of Georgia The Board of Regents if the governing boy of the University System of Georgia. This website provides a wealth of information related to the University System and admissions requirements by USG school.
- Technical College System of Georgia The Technical College System of Georgia oversees the state's system of technical colleges. These colleges provide a broad range of career opportunities. These schools offer a variety of associate degree and diploma programs, continuing education programs, and economic development programs. This page provides considerable information on the various technical education programs and facilities around the state.
- Peterson's College Bound Home Page This link contains lots of helpful information about how to proceed with your college search, test prep information, admissions essay help, financial aid information, and more.
- CollegeProfiles.com This website features college profiles with information about campus life, expenses, financial aid, athletic opportunities and a custom search that enables you to select schools by academic programs, cost and location.
- Goodcall.com Goodcall.com is a free website with a large scholarship database. The site offers students a database of private and school sponsored awards along with government grant and loan programs.
- QuestBridge QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the College Prep Scholarship and National College Match Program.
- Gates Millennium Scholarship Program The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by reducing financial barriers for African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian Pacific Islander American students with high academic and leadership promise who have a significant financial need from undergraduate through doctoral programs. The program aims to increase the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.
- Best Colleges A collection of college rankings on schools across the country. This site rankings are based on degree programs, online schools, state specific schools, and more.
These resources are provided as tools for exploration only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided as admissions and program information changes rapidly. For information received from any third party resource, you are encouraged to confirm the accuracy of the information directly with the institution you are researching.