Testing

Michigan College Average Requirements by GPA & SAT Tiers - Admission requirements of the different universities and colleges in Michigan (including the University of Toledo).

SAT to ACT Test Score Conversion Tool

Testing Information

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice test for the SAT Reasoning. Students receive scores in Critical Reading, Math and Writing skills.

The test is also used to determine National Merit semifinalists. Students who have outstanding scores are given the status of "commended" or "semi-finalist" in the fall of their senior year. Semi-finalists are invited to complete an application to become finalists.

The PSAT/NMSQT is given in October, usually to 11th graders.

MME (Michigan Merit Exam)

The Michigan Merit Exam is given to all juniors and eligible seniors in the State of Michigan. The test is administered over a three-day period in the Spring.

It consists of three components:

  • The SAT Exam
  • The ACT Work Keys - a job skilled assessment in Reading for Information, Math and Locating Information.
  • Michigan Assessments (M-STEP)- in the academic areas of Science and Social Studies.

AP (Advanced Placement)

The Advanced Placement Tests are usually preceded by AP courses in a variety of subjects. 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. Scores range from 1 to 5. College credit or advanced standing may be granted for scores 3, 4 and 5. Tests are given mostly to 11th and 12th grade students in May.

Cost: $94 per exam.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery)

This test is a career exploration program developed by the Department of Defense. It is a free test that measures the aptitude in five field areas and provides an indication of your academic ability. This assessment can motivate students to learn more about themselves and the occupations they may find rewarding. It is administered in late spring to 11th or 12th graders. Taking the ASVAB does not obligate you to the military in any way.