Michigan Plus Test

Are you a new student and your first/home language is not English?

You need to take the Michigan Plus Test before you can take classes.

All NEW students who do not have English as their first/home language MUST take the Michigan Test before registering for classes. The test is FREE to students. It is designed to evaluate the English proficiency of non-native English speakers.

What is the Michigan Plus Test?

This is a test for non-native English speakers. It is a FREE English placement test.

How long is the Michigan Plus Test?

It is 2 ½ hours long. Be prepared to stay for the entire 2 ½ hours.

What is on the test?

There are five sections:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Reading & vocabulary
  • Writing

What are the test sections like?

  • For speaking, you will have a short conversation (oral interview) with the testing person.
  • You will have a short conversation (oral interview) with the testing person for the speaking section.
  • For listening, grammar, reading, and vocabulary, you will answer multiple choice questions.
  • You will answer multiple choice questions for the listening, grammar, reading and vocabulary sections.
  • For writing, you will choose a topic from a list. Then you will write about your topic.
  • You will choose a topic from a list. Then you will write about your topic for the writing section.

Where can I take the test?

You should register to take the test at the Main Campus (120 White Bridge Road, Nashville) or at the Southeast Campus (5248 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch).

Important things you must do BEFORE taking the test:

  • Submit your NSCC application for admission.
  • Submit all required documents for admission.

Things to do on the day of the Michigan Plus Test:

  • Arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Bring a photo ID and your student ID number. You get your student ID (A#) when you submit your application for admission.
  • Be prepared to stay in the testing room for 2 ½ hours.

Michigan Plus Test Dates

The test takes approximately 2.5 hours and is made up of five sections: speaking, listening, grammar, reading and writing. The speaking section is a short oral interview with the test administrator. The listening, grammar, and reading sections are a standardized multiple-choice test. There are three topics to choose from for the writing portion. You must submit your NSCC application for admission BEFORE taking the Michigan Test. You must submit all required documentation for admission BEFORE taking the Michigan Test.

You must bring a photo ID and your student ID number (assigned when you submit your application for admission to the Admissions office). Please arrive 10 minutes early.

July 28 Update

Michigan Tests are now full for Fall 2016.

If you have completed all other tests and submitted all required documents for admission, you may inquire to see if there is an opening.

New test dates will be posted in October for the Spring 2017 semester.

Questions?

Contact Wendy Dierberger, ESL Coordinator
Email: Wendy.Dierberger@nscc.edu
Office Hours: 8:00am–4:30pm
Main Campus Mon, Wed, Thurs: Office D-9
D Building; 615-353-3380

Southeast Campus Tues, Fri: Room 1502
615-916-5591