College Planning Information & Materials

Naviance Student Connection

This is the online platform Berkley High School uses to research colleges, explore careers, keep track of college applications, request and send high school transcripts. 
On the Naviance Student log-in screen, your "email" is your first initial, last name!

Berkley High School Profile, Course Information and Statistics

Please click here to view our school profile, statistics on courses, AP classes, college admissions testing, etc.

ACT and SAT Information

2019-2020 ACT and SAT test Dates


The BHS Counseling Department gets questions every day from parents and students about whether students should take the ACT or the SAT and when. Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions along with some recommendations.


Most (not all) colleges and universities require students to officially submit either an ACT OR SAT score as part of their application. The vast majority of colleges and universities do not have a preference whether students submit an ACT or SAT score.  They will accept either/or and students do not have to submit both. Therefore, it is up to the student to decide which test to take and which to submit.

Over the years a student in the Berkley School District has had exposure and practice with the SAT via PSAT experiences.  Each student is provided a free, official SAT as part of the standardized tests required of juniors each year. Students do not have to sign up for or pay for this particular test in April of their junior year.  However, many students take an official test before April of their junior year.

The Counseling Department recommends students take either an ACT or SAT prior to April, if possible.  Which means – students have to register for an ACT or SAT (outside of the April test) on their own.


If students still want to take the ACT or take the SAT outside of the one, free test offered at school – they will need to sign up for and pay to take another test independently by visiting the ACT or SAT websites directly.

It is the recommendation of the counseling department that students take one of each exam during their junior year (or prior) to see which test is better suited to them. Because students typically take the exam more than one time, signing up in the Summer of sophomore year or any time junior year is best.


They do so by visiting the testing websites directly:
External LinkACT Registration & Information
External LinkSAT Registration & Information


If your child receives accommodations in the school setting and has a 504 Plan or IEP and is taking the ACT outside of the school setting for the first time this year, please contact your child’s counselor directly and they will help you with explaining how the accommodated testing works for the first time.


If your family receives assistance via the Free/Reduced lunch program or is experiencing financial difficulties, please contact your child’s counselor to inquire about a fee waiver.

Test Preparation

PDF DocumentFree SAT or ACT Practice Tests during the Winter of 2020 at The Tutoring Center in Birmingham
PDF DocumentACT/SAT Free Test Prep Passes to The Tutoring Center in Birmingham
External LinkSAT Prep - Khan Academy
PDF DocumentACT Test Prep Services

Test Registration

External LinkRegister for the ACT
External LinkRegister for the SAT

Financial Aid Resources and Information

Financial Aid & Paying for College Basics

Guides and Information

PDF DocumentFinancial Aid checklist for Senior Year
PDF DocumentFederal Student Aid At-A-Glance (2019-2020)
PDF DocumentAffording College in Michigan Guidebook (2019-2020)
PDF DocumentState of Michigan Financial Aid At-A-Glance (2019-2020)
External LinkSallie Mae video series on Paying for College process
PDF DocumentPaying for College Night Presentation from Financial Aid Expert

Filling out the FASFA

You can start External Linkcompleting the FAFSA on October 1st!

3 Simple steps:

  1. External LinkCreate an FSA ID and record onExternal LinkFSA ID Worksheet
  2. External LinkGather relevant documents using the FAFSA Checklist 
  3. External LinkBegin the FAFSA

Need Help with FAFSA?

Virtual FAFSA Appointment 

External LinkSchedule a Virtual FAFSA Appointment with a Financial Aid expert!

Virtual FAFSA Appointments are available to assist high school seniors and their parents complete the FAFSA with professional assistance on an individual basis in a private webinar environment. Appointments are private and secure. Virtual appointments take place online from the comfort of your own home or other location you choose. You will receive a private link to your personal webinar environment after signing up for a virtual appointment. These appointments are free and available to the public.

  • Prior to your appointment please review the External LinkFAFSA Checklist for a list of items necessary to complete the FAFSA. 
  • Students and parents should each create an FSA ID at least one week prior to completing the FAFSA. External LinkCreate an FSA ID now
  • Use the External LinkFSA ID Worksheet to record related information for your files. 

video tutorials:

Video DocumentHow to Create an FSA ID video to learn the steps necessary in creating the FSA ID
Video Document7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video series to learn more about the application.

FAFSA help line: 

Call Oakland University's Financial Aid Help line at (248) 370-2550

Understanding College or University Financial Aid Award Letters

External LinkHow to read Financial Aid offers
External LinkUnderstanding Award Letters resource
PDF DocumentFinancial Aid Award Letter Comparison Worksheet

Scholarship Resources and Information

Scholarship Resources

Scholarship Tips

PDF DocumentApplying for Private Scholarships tips

BHS Local Scholarship application

Application is due April 3rd

The BHS Convocation Ceremony is around the corner, and there are a wide variety of local scholarships given at the ceremony that are available to you.  If you're interested in being considered, please fill out Google Formsthis form.

A committee of high school staff members will review all applications and award scholarships based upon achievement, financial need, citizenship and by the criteria outlined by the community organizations granting scholarships. Awards will be presented to the student recipients at the Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The application deadline is April 3, 2020.

Warren/Jarvis Scholarship Application for student athletes

Application is due April 3rd

These one-time, nonrenewable scholarships are offered by the Berkley Athletic Boosters for the top male and top female Senior Student Athletes.

  • Roz Warren Award - $2000 to the Outstanding Female Student Athlete
  • Bob Jarvis Award - $2000 to the Outstanding Male Student Athlete

These awards are given to the individuals who exemplify the qualities of leadership and
excellence in sports. The successful applicants must:

  • Be a Berkley High School senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher
  • Have lettered in two or more sports, or be highly accomplished in one varsity sport
  • Must demonstrate leadership/citizenship qualities
  • Complete an PDF Documentapplication form and essay

Upon receipt of your application, a panel, including the Athletic Coordinator, Booster parents (not affiliated to a senior student) and community members will review the application and essay.  All applications must be received in the athletic office by April 3, 2020. The winners will be recognized at the BHS Honors Convocation on May 7, 2020.

BHS Scholarship List

Visit the Google SheetBHS Scholarship List for a compilation of state, local, and national scholarships!  Updated regularly!

Scholarship Search Engines

Check out the following scholarship search engines!  Create an account, complete a questionnaire and a list of scholarships you are eligible to apply for will be generated.

External LinkMI Student Aid Scholarship Finder
External LinkU.S. Dept. of Labor Career One Stop Scholarship Finder
External LinkFastWeb
External LinkCappex
External LinkBig Future
External LinkScholar Snapp (PDF Documentrecommended to use if applying to colleges via Common App)


External LinkRaiseMe is a platform that helps students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 250 colleges and universities award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities through the partnership with RaiseMe.  

Where else can I look for Scholarships?

  1. Check scholarship webpages on college/universities websites.  They often have additional scholarships outside of the merit scholarships that are usually awarded based on a student's admissions application.
  2. Ask family members to check if employers, civic clubs, places of worship, etc. offer scholarship opportunities.
  3. Check national and state professional associations or organizations of the career field or profession you intend to pursue.