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The Scholastic Achievement Test is taken by college-bound students and used in admissions decisions at most major colleges around the country- except in the Midwest. The SAT is taken by 42% of high school graduates nationwide, but only by 11% in Michigan. The PSAT is a practice opportunity for the SAT offered to juniors available annually in mid October. See Student Services office for more information.
The American College Test is taken by college-bound students and used in admissions decisions at most major colleges and universities around the country. This is the preferred college entrance exam in the state of Michigan because it is connected to the state's Competitive Scholarship program. Any student who earns a 23 Composite ACT score and demonstrates financial need by submitting their FAFSA no later then March 1st of their senior year is eligible for a renewable scholarship at any public institution in Michigan. The PLAN Assessment is a practice opportunity for the ACT and is administered to all 10th grade students annually in December. See Student Services office for more information.
The Advanced Placement Tests are usually taken after AP high school courses have been completed. Colleges and universities use the 3-hour exams, consisting of both essays and multiple choice questions, to place advanced students in more challenging classes and to award college credit. Tests are given mostly to 11th and 12th grade students in May.
Michigan Merit Exam (MME) NEW FOR CLASS OF 2007 AND BEYOND:
The MME replaces the MEAP/HST for the class of 2007 and after. Day 1 of this test will be the ACT plus the optional Writing section. Day 2 consists of the ACT Work Keys Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. Day 3 consists of the Michigan mathematics, science and social studies tests. All juniors will begin the MME on March 5, 2013 state wide. Any Senior who did not take the MME as a junior or who did not receive a valid performance level score of 1 through 4 on each of their academic subject tests, will also eligible to take the MME beginning on March 5, 2013 .