Test Out Information

About Test Out

Under Michigan legislation, high school students may request the opportunity to “test out” of any high school class they select. The intent is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they already possess to enroll in higher level courses. Students are not eligible to “test out” of a course in which they are currently enrolled or have previously failed. If you believe you have the extensive knowledge and background to demonstrate competency in a course, you may wish to consider this opportunity.

A student who successfully tests out of a course will receive credit toward graduation for the course. In order to pass, the legislation requires students to achieve a C+ (78%) or better. The test out grade will simply be a “pass” and will not be included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average.  Some courses require students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam.

Students need to declare their intent to test out by obtaining a PDF DocumentTest Out Application from their counselor and completing the application by the application deadline.  A completed application must be returned to your counselor by April 20, 2016.

Test Out Dates

  • Thursday, May 5, 2016
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Test Out Location

  • West Senior High School
    Room C102/C103
    5376 N. Long Lake Road

Additional Coursework

Some courses, require students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam. This additional work must be completed by June 17, 2016.

Students results will be available on June the in the high school counseling offices. Students results will also be mailed home on June 8-9, 2016.

Please contact your school counselor for more information.