Important Reminder! NUMATS
The Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) is a component of the Center for Talent Development (CTD) that offers  above level testing for high-performing students in grades 3 through 9. The ACT and SAT tests, typically used for college admissions, provide a more accurate picture of the mathematical and verbal reasoning abilities of students specifically in grades 6-9. NUMATS uses these tests intended for older students to provide a more accurate measurement of aptitude. Studies show that students who score in the top 10% on school achievement tests differ widely from average students in their abilities and educational needs. In order to better serve gifted students, area programs, such as those provided by MSU Gifted and Talented Education, require students to take the SAT or ACT in order to participate in accelerated academic programs. Testing takes place over the following:

Check out the NUMATS website at: / Please see your school counselor for any questions/concerns!

Michigan State University's GATE Programs 

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) is a division of the Honors College at Michigan State University.  They are dedicated to promoting differentiated educational programs for students in grades 7 - 12.  Check out the Michigan State University's GATE website at:

Lansing Community College's GATE Programs 

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) is an enrichment program that offers classes in the arts, science and technology to students 2nd through 8th grades who have potential in the visual or performing arts, science, and technology or those students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability in a particular subject area.  For additional information visit