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About College Testing

What is the Placement test?

The placement test is a computerized, three-part test that determines your course placement in Reading, English, and Math. All tests are untimed. Testing sessions are set up for 3-4 hours.

Who needs to take one?

All credential seeking students who do not meet the college readiness benchmarks on any of the approved methods of assessment and placement listed below:

  • ACT
  • Accuplacer
  • ASSET (not administered after November, 2016)
  • COMPASS (not administered after November, 2016)
  • GED College Readiness
  • GPA (Cumulative unweighted high school GPA at the end of the first semester senior year)
  • SAT
  • TABE 9/10-A (not administered after October, 2018)
  • Wonderlic

What score do I need?

Placement Cutoff Scores   ESL Placement Levels

What should I bring?

Where Can I take the test? 

Placement testing is available on all 5 of our campuses. Sign up now!

  • Downtown
  • Bullitt
  • Carrollton
  • Shelby
  • Southwest

Do my scores expire?

Reading, writing, and math scores are valid for four years. High School GPA does not expire. GED Scores must be from KY and taken in or after 2014.

What if I meet the benchmarks?

Schedule an appointment with our advising team and they'll guide you through the registration process with ease. Let's turn your academic aspirations into a reality!