When should I take the ACT?

September 16, 2016

If you have already taken the ACT and your scores meet or exceed those levels, you have met MDE’s “basic skills” requirement. If you have already taken the ACT and your scores do not meet or exceed those levels, you may take the test again and have official scores sent to MSU. If you have taken the ACT more than once, we will use your best score in each subarea (Reading, Mathematics, and English + Writing) across multiple test dates. The ACT can be taken a maximum of twelve times.

Applicants may also take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Exam (PRE). Applicants may pass all three PRE subtests (Reading, Mathematics and Writing), or they may combine passing scores from the ACT, PRE and MTTC Basic Skills Test (the Basic Skills Test is no longer available, but we will continue to accept those scores).

Tests must be taken and passed prior to the end of the fall semester you apply.