Office of College & Career Readiness

College Readiness programs Application

Are you interested in our college readiness programs such as Ben Davis University High School, the Early College Career Center or AVID?

The wayne township college readiness programs application is now open!!!

college readiness Virtual parent night Presentation

The College Readiness Programs VIRTUAL Parent Night Presentation was held on Thursday, January 18th from 6:30-7:30pm. View the recording below. Please note this shortened video has the same information and is for both 8th & 9th grade students, but was recorded for the 9th grade center scholars.

College Readiness Programs Parent Presentation

important application information

Thank you for your interest in the MSD of Wayne Township College Readiness Programs!  Below is information regarding the application timeline, interviews, presentations, notifications, and more!


Make sure you have completed BOTH the Student & Parent/Guardian portion of this application as failure to do so could result in our inability to process you application and move you on in the process.

This application will close on President's Day - Monday, February 19th. Completing your application early ensures that you will be included in the first week of interviews.  Should you miss your interview, please feel free to contact your school counselor to ensure that you are on the make-up interview list.

The College Readiness Program presentations and application timeline is included below.

Selections will be finalized in March and all Students & Parent/Guardians will be notified via EMAIL by March 29th, 2024

Any questions regarding your application can be directed to or

Any questions regarding the programs or process should be directed to your school counselor. 

Good luck! #WeAreWayne #CollegeBound #CollegeCareerLifeReady

msd of Wayne township college readiness program descriptions 

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AVID Program - Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) 

Ben Davis University High School - Early College Program

Ben Davis University High School

Early College Career Center Program at Area 31 - Early College Program

Early College Center Career Program 



The *NEW* FAFSA opens December 31st, 2023. The new FAFSA will be shorter and includes an automatic retrieval of your financial information from the state. The Indiana state deadline to file and be eligible for the 21st Century Scholarship is April 15, 2024.  The Federal deadline to file is June 30, 2024. If you want to receive state aid and/or complete your 21st Century Scholar requirements you MUST complete the FAFSA by Monday, April 15th, 2024.

***File EARLY to maximize your opportunity to receive more financial aid support for college!

Wayne township fafsa nights

Are you a junior or senior that would like to learn more about the FAFSA and/or file this year? Attend one of our FAFSA Nights sponsored by INvestEd! All families are welcome and we have MANY to choose from!!!

Need help with the fafsa?

Schedule an appointment with your counselor or college admissions coordinator. You can also seek after hours assistance through INvestEd by going to or calling (317) 715-9007.

Need to know if you are a 21st Century Scholar or what you need to do to complete the requirements for this scholarship?       

Login to your Scholar Track account (or create one) by going to

Learn more about the Scholar Track Success Tasks to complete your scholarship requirements by going to

You can also check with your school counselor to verify or email the Office of College & Career Readiness to confirm by emailing or

SAT & ACT Testing Information

The SAT & ACT are standardized tests that most colleges use to evaluate prospective students. Students must have a score on either the SAT or the ACT to be considered for admission. All Indiana juniors now take the SAT daytime test for state accountability and they CAN use the score to submit for college acceptance.  Students who receive special services and support through an IEP or an IIP can also get testing modifications on the exam.

The best way to prepare for both the SAT and ACT is to take and work hard in rigorous classes. If additional test prep is needed, students can use the Khan Academy for SAT prep or Kaplan online for ACT prep. Both programs are available through the student’s registration page.For more free SAT resources, take a look at Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® and our printable SAT practice tests.

Registration for both tests is online. To register for the SAT, go to To register for the ACT, go to Students without computer access can use the media center or the computers in the student services office. 

SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th and 12th graders in the U.S.

***IMPORTANT*** Make sure your parents complete the free/reduced lunch & textbook eligibility which is now online and linked here:  Child Nutrition website.

BDHS, BDU, and Achieve Virtual students who qualify for fee waivers must email their counselor to receive the waiver code which can be used for two SAT tests and four ACT tests.

If you aren’t a strong test taker and worry that your score may impact your college admission, there are many colleges that are test optional!

Earlham College, University of Evansville, Ball State University, Vincennes University, Hanover College, Saint Mary’s College, and Ivy Tech Community College are all test optional. You should strongly considering taking the SAT/ACT test however, because it increases your opportunity for acceptance based on multiple factors (test scores, grades, courses taken in high school, GPA) and will help you with eligibility for merit-based scholarships.

Need help registering for either of these tests? Schedule an appointment with your guidance counselor, or for BDHS, your college admissions counselor for assistance. 

BDHS 23-24 SAT & ACT Dates