PLAN/PSAT
Miamisburg High School administers the PLAN and PSAT test each year.  The PLAN test is the practice test for the ACT test. The PLAN is only administered to sophomore students. There are only 115 spots available for the PLAN each fall and they fill up quickly. The PSAT is the practice SAT test and is administered to both sophomores and juniors. The PSAT is also administered in the fall and we have limited spaces available. All students who plan on attending a 4-year college should take the PLAN and PSAT tests.

ACT/SAT/Accuplacer
Miamisburg High School is a test site for the ACT test in September. The ACT and SAT tests are national tests. Students who are interested in attending a four-year institution should take the test during their junior year. Students’ should sign up for the “ACT Plus Writing” ($54.50) the first time they take the test. After taking the ACT Plus Writing once, students can sign up for the ACT (No Writing $38.00). The school code for Miamisburg High School is 363-385. To sign up, click on the links below
     www.actstudent.org
     www.collegeboard.com
Students who plan on attending Sinclair Community College will take Sinclair’s placement test called the Accuplacer. Sinclair provides students access to free online practice tests.

Financial Aid
Each year the guidance department holds a meeting to help parents navigate the sometimes confusing world of financial aid. A representative from the University of Dayton speaks generally about financial aid opportunities and how to access them at all colleges and universities.  During the Financial Aid meeting, the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed. The FASFA is a form required by all colleges and universities in order to access financial aid. The form is completed online and a PIN number is required to access your form. To obtain a FAFSA pin go to www.pin.ed.gov. Once you obtain your PIN number you can file the FAFSA at  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The FAFSA can be completed after Jan 1st of the students senior year. A PIN number can be obtained at anytime during your senior year.

Scholarship Opportunities
Monthly Guidance Newsletter
The guidance department newsletter is published each month during the school year, Mrs. Sweetnich works very hard to locate all available scholarships and provide students with the necessary information. Students can obtain a copy in the guidance department. Newsletters are posted online monthly. Scholarships will change each month so students and parents are encouraged to read the newsletter closely.

Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship
Senior students who have a GPA of 2.50 and are attending college are eligible to apply for the Dayton Montgomery County Scholarship. This scholarship is need based and the FASFA is required to apply. The guidance counselors’ will meet with all of the students who qualify and give them information on applying. The application is completed online. Dayton Montgomery County also have other scholarships opportunities for Miamisburg students. For more information visit your guidance counselor.

Miamisburg Schools Education Foundation Scholarships and Local Scholarships
Senior students will have the opportunity to compete for over $34,000 in local scholarships during the spring of their senior year. These scholarships are made possible through donations from benefactors from Miamisburg, the Dayton Area, and the Dayton Foundation. All senior students will be given information on the scholarships available during senior meetings. If you have any questions on a specific scholarship, please contact your child’s counselor.
Scholarship Searches
The following websites are excellent resources for scholarships. These sites allow students to fill out a profile that matches them to potential scholarships.
                                                           www.fastweb.com
                                                           www.salliemae.com
                                                           www.schoolsoup.com-goodcall.com/scholarship-directory
                                                           www.finaid.org
                                                           www.oasfaq.org

NCAA  and NAIA Clearinghouses
Students who are interested in playing Division 1 or Division 2 sports in college must register with the NCAA to determine their eligibility. To register visit
    https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/student/index_student.html and

Students who are interested in competing at an NAIA school should visit www.playnaia.org

College Visits
We encourage students to begin taking college visits as soon as possible. Students may take 2 college visits as a junior and 3 as a senior. Students who are in need of college visit form should visit their counselor.
   
Colleges and universities will also be visiting MHS. These visits are available to our senior students. Interested students should visit the guidance office to review the calendar of schools which are visiting.
   
College Applications
Students will begin applying to colleges during their senior year. The counselors meet with seniors during September to outline the college application process. All college applications are now submitted online. Any student who has a question about applying to college should visit their counselor.