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Complete Required Placement Exams

Before you participate in SBU , you may be required to take placement exams in math, reading or writing. See the information below to determine if you're required to take a placement exam.

 

ALEKS Math Placement

ACCUPLACER Reading Placement

ACCUPLACER Writing Placement

 

Check Which Exams You're Required to Complete

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There are three placement tests: ALEKS Math Placement Test, Accuplacer Next Gen Reading Placement Test and Accuplacer Next Gen Writing Placement Test. In order to know which exam(s) you need to complete you will need to review your ACT/SAT scores, which can be found in your profile in myUK

Once logged in, click Student Services > myInfo myProfile. Once in your myProfile, refer to the bottom left-hand box to view your needed placement test areas for reading, writing and/or math.

If your account does not reflect your most current scores, send an updated score report to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, 100 Funkhouser Building, Lexington, KY 40506, or scan a score report and send via email to admissions@uky.edu. The required minimums for course placement, as defined by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, are available at www.uky.edu/app/faqs.

ALEKS Math Placement

Who takes the proctored ALEKS placement test?

The completion of the ALEKS math placement test is required for the following students:

  • All admitted first-time students with a Math ACT score below 19
  • All admitted first-time students with a Math SAT score below 500 (after March 2016)
  • Optional for any incoming UK student with a Math ACT of 19/SAT of 500 or above

How to prepare for your proctored ALEKS placement test for Merit Weekend

Step One (Practice Test):  Visit www.uky.edu/app/alekslogin and select “I am a current UK student or newly-admitted UK student” to take a practice ALEKS test using your linkblue ID. This practice test will unlock study modules to help you prepare for your proctored test.

Step Two (Study Modules): Log back into your ALEKS Placement Account to access your study modules.  Complete at least three (3) hours in your learning modules prior to taking your official, proctored test. Practicing material in the study modules will help prepare you for your proctored test.

Step Three (Proctored Test): Register for your official proctored placement test. Sign up with an online proctor through ProctorU.

To receive a free ProctorU testing voucher for an ALEKS placement test, please go to www.uky.edu/tl/code. You are required to log-in with your link blue ID. The voucher will serve as a "promo code" when asked to pay for your proctored ALEKS exam with ProctorU. The testing voucher and can only be claimed once. If you are on your second proctored ALEKS attempt and need a ProctorU voucher please email app@uky.edu.

 

ACCUPLACER Reading Placement

The completion of the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading placement test is required for the following students:

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

If you need to take the placement test, we want you to do your best and encourage you to practice prior to taking the test. Download the FREE ACCUPLACER study app.

Find complete information about the ACCUPLACER Reading placement test here and the ACCUPLACER Writing placement test here.

 

ACCUPLACER Writing Placement

The completion of the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading placement test is required for the following students:

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

If you need to take the placement test, we want you to do your best and encourage you to practice prior to taking the test. Download the FREE ACCUPLACER study app.

Find complete information about the ACCUPLACER Reading placement test here and the ACCUPLACER Writing placement test here.