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Do I have to Take It?

Do I Have To Take It?

Most likely, yes. Placement testing is required of all new students and returning students who have not attended Macomb in several years, but there are a few exceptions.

You must take the Placement Test if:

  • You are a new student
  • You have not attended Macomb in the last two (2) years
  • You have not successfully completed any college-level English, math or reading courses

You may be granted an exemption if:

  • You have already successfully completed college-level coursework in English, math and reading
  • You completed a similar placement test recognized by Macomb
  • You are a guest student
  • You are taking courses for personal interest only (allowed up to 16 credit hours)


For more information regarding Placement Test exemptions, contact Counseling and Academic Advising at 586.445.7999 #2

Clinton Township - Center Campus - H103

Warren - South Campus - G370

Email: askanadvisor@macomb.edu