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 3.0
    • Students with a High School GPA unweighted that is equal to or greater than 2.5 AND HS Pre-Calculus have demonstrated college readiness in math and are not required to take the ALEKS placement test.
    • Students with High School Calculus have demonstrated college readiness in math and are not required to take the ALEKS placement test.
*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.

ALEKS (Math) Placement Testing

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 2.9

Accuplacer Reading Placement Testing

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 2.9

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 2.9
  • 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.