Good Luck to Michigan Students Taking the SAT!


The Michigan Department of Education announced last year that all public schools will offer the SAT rather than the ACT as its free college admissions test starting in 2016. Michigan. Michigan has long been an “ACT” state, but with the time, comes change and the college going process is forever changing.

One of the greatest benefits to transitioning to the SAT is the additional resources and opportunities available to students and educators. The College Board provides a number of helpful resources, campaigns and fee-waiver programs, including some specifically targeted at low-income students and students of color. Through the College Board’s partnership with Khan Academy, students can take real, full-length new SAT practice tests from College Board and get personalized SAT practice tailored just for them.    has long been an “ACT” state, but with the time comes change, and the college-going process is forever changing.

Additionally, low-income students can qualify for test fee waivers and to receive packets of customized college information and college application fee waivers. The College Board also dedicates a portion its website to education professionals, providing them with the tools they need to become proficient in test coordinating. These resources will allow school administrators to become familiar with the redesigned SAT and help them design curriculum that will prepare the students to succeed on the exam.

Students can take advantage of another resource at Michigan eLibrary’s LearningExpress. Students can utilize the free LearningExpress Library College Prep Center to take practice tests in preparation for all sections of the SAT test.

Students will also benefit from the ability to send SAT scores to four colleges for free, removing another barrier from the college application process.

We thank the counselors for their outstanding efforts to help prepare students and wish all students good luck as they take the SAT tomorrow!


Brandy Johnson headshot 2013Author: Brandy Johnson, executive director
Posted: April 11, 2016



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