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Post High School Readiness

This page is designed to give you comprehensive information to prepare for graduation and post-graduation. The links below will take you to various websites with valuable information on college entrance exams, college application information, financial aid etc. These sites used in conjunction with the Things to Do lists will assist you in your post high school preparation.

If you have been accepted to a school or program following your senior year of high school, we would like to recognize your accomplishment on a new display that will be in the mall near the ASB room. Just complete verification form and return to Student Services.

"Things To Do" - Each month we will list responsibilities that are benchmarks to successful post high school readiness. Please print the list below, or refer back here as often as needed.

Post High School Placement Tests and SAT preparation:
SAT Preparation
Individual tutor information is available below SAT-ACT Prep PDF.
Mead High School Code for all SAT/ACT tests - 480-685
College Admission Test Dates:
2016 - 2017 SAT
Administered at MHS in October, November, May, and June
Test Date / Registration Deadline
October 1  /  September 2  
November 5 /  October 7
December 3 / November 4
January 28  /  December 30
March 11  / February 10
May 6  /  April 7
June 3  /  May  5
2016 - 2017 ACT
Administered at Mt. Spokane HS in December, February and April
Test Date / Registration Deadline
September 10 /  August 5  
October 22  /  September 16
December 10  /  November 4
February 11  /  January 13
April 8  /  March 3
June 10  /  May 5
FEE WAIVERS: SAT and ACT fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Students who qualify for test fee waivers are eligible for college application fee waivers and AP test fee waivers, as well.
Helpful links to College & Career Information:
Community Colleges of Spokane - Information relating to Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College
College Data -- comprehensive data on colleges, including AP acceptance info, profiles of current students w/ GPA and test scores
Project Opportunity: Access to Washington's Colleges -- includes timelines from Middle School thru Senior High
Free Scholarship Search -- Fastweb - register your profile and receive emails about scholarships for which you are eligible to apply
SAT Prep & Registration, College Search -- register online w/ credit card
SAT Review - - a free SAT preparation website
ACT Prep & Registration, College Search -- register online w/ credit card
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) -- Follow steps in fall to receive a required PIN number for use when submitting FAFSA in January.
Washington State Aid Programs -- includes American Indian Endowed Scholarship and others
Western Undergraduate Exchange Program - WUE -- Pay 150% of residents' fees instead of out-of-state fees. Indicate your interest on application.
AES Education Planner -- Helpful sections for students (including college and scholarship searches) and for parents (including financial aid calculators, etc)
NELA (Northwest Educational Loan Association) -- College and career planning information, including managing credit, etc.
Occupational Outlook Handbook -- publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the College & Career Center has this in book form for reference.