Placement Testing

 

Who needs to take an ALEKS math placement test?

  • All admitted first-time students with a Math ACT score below 19
  • All admitted first-time students with a Math SAT score below 510 (after March 2016)
  • All admitted first-time students with an Unweighted High School GPA below 3.00
    • If High School GPA is 2.50 and above with Pre-Calc students are not required to take ALEKS
    • If taken Calculus regardless of Unweighted High School GPA students are not required to take ALEKS
  • *If you have an official KYOTE test score of 22 or higher in College Readiness Mathematics please send that score to admissions@uky.edu
  • **Please note: The ALEKS placement test is optional for any incoming UK student with a math ACT of 19/SAT of 510 or above depending on your math placement needs.

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 24 Reading (after march 2016)
  • All admitted first-time students with an Unweighted High School GPA below 2.90

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 Writing and Language (after march 2016)
  • All admitted first-time students with an Unweighted High School GPA below 2.90

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 Writing and Language (after march 2016)
  • All admitted first-time students with an Unweighted High School GPA below 2.90
  • 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

 

If you have any testing accommodation questions, please email drc@uky.edu.