Important School Deadlines in Macomb County

From kindergarten registration to FAFSA applications, here are details on important school deadlines that students in Macomb County need to know.

Every parent wants to set their child up for lifelong success with a quality education — and that means not only picking grade-A schools along the way, but also keeping track of important deadlines for kindergarten registration, SAT testing, FAFSA applications and many others.

While some of these deadlines are the same for students regardless of where they live or go to school, others vary by the school district, which can sometimes make them tough for busy parents to keep track of.

Here, find a list of important school deadlines for students attending districts in Macomb County and why it matters that you meet them.

Early College of Macomb

Kids in their junior or senior year of high school can enter into this county-wide program to jumpstart their career or college education. Students complete the program in three years and graduate with an associate degree or credits to transfer to a four-year university.

Students should contact their school counselor for more information.

FAFSA application

FAFSA, also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form that incoming college students fill out in order to get financial aid for college or graduate school. The state deadline for the 2023-24 school year is May 1, 2023, and the federal deadline is June 30, 2023.

Students should be aware that some colleges set a deadline earlier in the year, typically in February or March, and should check with their chosen school for more information.


It’s the day that high school students in Macomb County have looked forward to for four years, and it’s important that you clear your calendars for the ceremony that they have earned.

Please check your district’s website to find the date for graduation this year:

International Academy of Macomb

This county-wide International Baccalaureate Magnet School offers Macomb County students a diploma program and middle years program, which will give them a global and intercultural understanding and respect for the world.

The 2023 deadline for current eighth grade students has already passed but you can call the school at 586-723-7200 for more information.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Is your tyke ready to jump into their first year of school? It’s time to consider kindergarten, which means you need to pay close attention to kindergarten requirements and deadlines. Many districts have specific dates in the spring where parents can visit the school, meet staff and ask questions.

Check out the websites below to find those dates and other important information about Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-24 school year:

Great Start Readiness Program

Free Preschool (if eligible) for 4 year olds offered throughout Macomb County. Call 586-228-3468 for more information.

School of Choice

Depending on the policies of individual districts, parents in Michigan aren’t limited to the school district in their community. If a parent wishes to discuss School of Choice options with a particular district, please go to their website below:

SAT Testing

The SAT is a standardized test used during the college admissions process. All Michigan students in grades 8-11 take some portion of the SAT in the spring.

High school juniors can also elect to take the SAT again for a fee if they are not satisfied with their first score. High school seniors may also take this additional SAT which is offered in Macomb County at Armada High School and Macomb Community College South Campus on March 11, May 6 and June 3, 2023.

Deadlines for these tests are Feb. 10, April 7 and May 4, respectively. Late registration dates are Feb. 28, April 25 and May 23.

Students should check with their school counselor for more information. 

For more information on Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home.


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