Michigan's Transition to the SAT

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has announced that it will transition to using the SAT as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). The College Board is working closely with state officials to develop a clear plan and next steps for Michigan’s transition to the SAT in the spring of 2016.

The SAT is accepted at all Michigan universities and is already a familiar exam to many in the state. The exam keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today — measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. It focuses on the few durable things that evidence shows matter most for college and career success, and reflects what Michigan students are already learning in their classrooms. 

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SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is required for admission is required for admission to any Michigan four-year college or university. It is not required for admission to community and business colleges, but all juniors will be taking it as part of the state mandated MME. SAT scores are also used to determine which students will be eligible for entry into the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Competition. It is required for some out-of-state colleges and universities. The tests are given the spring of your Junior year.

ACT (American College Test)

The ACT (American College Test) is no longer required for admission to any Michigan four-year college or university.

SAT Prep

RHS provides rigorous college prep courses, and requires all Juniors to take the SAT Prep course in preparation for taking the SAT as part of the MME (Michigan Merit Exam).