Placement Testing

Who needs to take an ALEKS math placement test?

  • All admitted first-time students with a Math ACT score 29 or below
  • All admitted first-time students with a Math SAT score 680 or below (after March 2016)
  • A transfer student who does not have transfer credit for a 100-level or higher math course.  

Who needs to take an ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading placement test?

  • All admitted first-time students with an ACT Reading score 19 and below
  • All admitted first-time students with an SAT Reading score below 25 (after March 2016) or an SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score below 480 (after March 2016)
 

Who needs to take an ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing placement test?

  • All admitted first-time students with an ACT English score 17 and below
  • All admitted first-time students with an SAT Writing score below 25 (after March 2016) or an SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score below 480 (after March 2016)
 

Who needs to take an ACCUPLACER ESL placement test?

  • All admitted first-time international students with an ACT English score 17 and below
  • All admitted first-time international students with an SAT Writing score below 25 (after March 2016) or an SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing score below 480 (after March 2016)
  • International students who do not meet the above testing standard will complete testing during International Student Orientation. To schedule your placement test, please visit: http://international.uky.edu/ISSS/ComingtoUK