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 of Section 1279b is to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and skills they already possess to enroll in higher level courses. 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. There are no study guides or review packets to prepare for these exams. All tests are aligned to External LinkMichigan State Subject Standards as outlined by MDE.

2024-25 Test Out Information

Students need to declare their intent to test out by completing the

​​Application forms will open on March 1, 2024. This application must be completed on or before April 17, 2024. A student may only sign up for one exam per time slot.

Student exam results will be sent via email or regular mail to the address listed on the registration form. Courses requiring students to complete extended projects and/or research papers, in addition to passing the test out final exam, must be completed by June 3, 2024.

Middle School Students

Current TCAPS middle school students who are attempting to earn high school credit as part of their regular math or world language classes do not need to fill out the application. To earn high school world language or math credit, TCAPS middle school students will be taking the same test out exams for world language and/or math as any other student, during their regular school day. 

The application does apply to TCAPS middle school students who would like to attempt to test out of a course that is not part of their regular classes. For example, if a TCAPS middle school student would like to attempt to test out of a required middle school course, he/she would need to fill out the Google FormsMiddle School Online Test Application (application form will open on March 1, 2024) by the April 17, 2024, deadline and attend a testing session to attempt to earn credit. 

High School 2024 Test Out Dates & Locations


  • Monday, May 6, 2024
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    TC East Middle School
    1776 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    TC West Middle School
    3950 Silver Lake Rd., Traverse City
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    TC West Senior High School
    5376 N. Long Lake Rd., Traverse City
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    TC Central High School
    1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City

2024 Test Out Make Up Date & Location


  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Glenn Loomis Building 
    ​​​​​​​1009 S Oak St, Traverse City

For More Information

If you have questions about selecting the appropriate test, or would like further information,  please contact your school counselor.