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The University of Kentucky does not require every student to take a math placement exam.
For those students that need a math placement exam, they will do so with the ALEKS Online Math Placement Test. To register for ALEKS click here.
Students who have an ACT math subscore below 19 (or SAT below 460) are required to take the ALEKS online placement test.
Students who have an ACT math subscore 19 or above (or SAT 460 or above) will be placed in the appropriate math course based on their ACT or SAT scores. To see where your subscore places you please see the math placement chart. (Please note: this chart is for information purposes only. Students should always consult with their academic advisor before registering for courses.)
You do not have to take the ALEKS Online Placement Test if the math component of your:
- ACT is 19 or above
- SAT is 460 or above
- KYOTE is 22 or above
- COMPASS is 36 or above
If you would like to register for a higher math course than your current test scores allow, you would then take the ALEKS online placement test. Please consult with your academic advisor before registering for or taking ALEKS in this scenario.
Please see the FAQ for additional information.