Students are eligible to register to take an Assessment for Credit beginning in the eighth grade year and each subsequent year. Students may earn high school Credit through Assessment for required MMC courses offered by the Waterford School District. The credit earned will count toward meeting graduation requirements. There is no maximum number of credits students may earn. However, a student may not test out of a course and then take a course which is lower in course sequence concerning the same subject area.

Students may earn credit if they successfully complete subject area content expectations or guidelines for the credit with an assessment score of 80% or better in each section of the test. The assessment will include a written test, and may also involve a portfolio, performance, paper, project or demonstration. Students will not receive a grade for this credit, but it will count towards a graduation credit. Please understand that credit earned in a core course will not be accepted by NCAA for students wishing to participate in sports at Division I or Division II schools. For more information see: -Michigan Department of Education, Michigan merit Curriculum section 380.1278 (a)(4)(c) and Act 451 section 380.1279(b)

To register for Assessment for credit you can  print off the assessment for credit registration form below and return it to the counselor by stated the deadline, scan and send it by email to, or fax it to 248-494-9497. 

Assessment for Credit exams in 2018 will be held on:

      • Mathematics – Monday July 30, 2018
      • Social Studies – Tuesday July 31, 2018
      • Language Arts – Wednesday August 1, 2018
      • Health and Physical Education – Thursday August 2, 2018
      • Science – Friday August 3, 2018
      • Foreign Languages – Specific dates TBD during the week of July 30th – August 3rd

Please contact your student's counselor for more information regarding Assessment for Credit.