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ACCUPLACER - ENGLISH FOR WKU STUDENTS ONLY

This exam is required for students who do not have ACT or SAT scores or who have been out of school for an extended period of time. You will be notified either by the TOP office staff or the Academic Advising and Retention Center before (or rarely at) your orientation date if you need to take this exam.

FOR WKU DELO Testing in Bowling Green: Register online now!

FOR OFF-SITE TESTING: 

  1. For scheduling at an approved Accuplacer Remote Network testing location, please call 270-745-3628 or email tabatha.phillips@wku.edu
  2. For scheduling at one of the WKU Regional campuses: 
  • Glasgow: Call 270-861-6969
  • Owensboro: Call 270-745-5095
  • Ft. Knox:  Call 270-745-2626

*Examination fees vary based on testing location.

ACT (Residual Exam)

The ACT Residual exam is designed for those wishing to attend Western Kentucky and missed the ACT national test dates. It is given at various times throughout the year.

  • The test fee is $70.00 paid online (credit card, debit card or e-check) and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Residual ACT scores are only valid for admission to WKU. They cannot be sent to another institution.
  • You MUST register within 24 hours of the test.
  • You must wait 60 days to retake the exam.
  • It is scored and results given immediately upon completion of the exam.
  • You must bring a valid form of ID (driver's license, passport, school ID) to the testing center.
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • Register online now!

 

BYU Flats (Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service)

Domestic students (non-international) who are native or near-native speakers of a language not offered at WKU may fulfill the language requirement by passing a BYU FLATS test at the 102 level. All tests have a listening, reading and grammar component. The tests are multiple- choice and are graded as pass/fail.

The following tests are available: Albanian, Armenian,  Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese-Traditional, Cebuano, Croatian*, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Fijian, Finnish, Georgian, Greek, Haitian-Creole, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilonggo-Hiligaynon, Indonesian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian-Farsi, Polish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Portuguese-Continental, Romanian, Samoan, Serbian*, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai,  Tongan, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

 *Croatian and Serbian can stand in for or be equivalent to Bosnian.

  • The FLATS service fee is $76.00 and is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • You are REQUIRED to bring your WKU student ID number and a picture ID with you to your testing appointment.  You WILL NOT be allowed to test without these items.
  • You will have 2.5 hours to complete the test. 
  • Official results will be available within 2 weeks of completing the test. Results will be mailed to WKU and to the address indicated on the registration form.
  • Register online now
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • If you would like to register for the BYU Flats exam, please contact the testing center to request a date at testing-center@wku.edu

CLEP

Western Kentucky University serves as a national test center for CLEP.  Since policies regarding CLEP credits differ at various institutions, candidates should verify which tests are accepted by their institution.  Click here for information about the WKU policy.  Scores are reported to the school designated as the recipient in approximately 2-3 weeks.

****Very important policy change  effective 8/24/2015. Please read prior to purchasing or registering for a CLEP test.****  

WKU will no longer accept a CLEP test for English 200 credit. The Analyzing & Interpreting Literature CLEP test is accepted for general elective credit, not English credit, and ONLY if taken prior to enrollment in ENG 200.  (See "English 200 Departmental Exam" information below to learn about earning credit for ENG 200.)"

WKU now requires the College Composition CLEP test for English 100 credit. This is a mulitple choice and essay test. No credit will be awarded for the College Composition Modular CLEP test.  

There are TWO registration procedures required for taking your exam:

  1. You MUST create an account with Collegeboard to purchase your exam(s).
  2. You MUST create an account with Registerblast to schedule your appointment and pay your service fee(s).

Please purchase your exam(s) first and then schedule your appointment.

  • The exam fee is $89 per exam and is valid for 6 months.
  • The service fee is $26.00 per exam and is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • You are REQUIRED to bring your CLEP registration ticket containing your voucher number, your driver’s license, passport or state issued ID, that contains your signature and photograph .  You WILL NOT be allowed to test without these.
  • All exams  except College Composition are computer-based, approximately 90 minutes and multiple choice. The College Composition Exam is approximately 2 hours.  You will receive a score report for multiple choice exams immediately following your exam.  You will receive a score report for the College Composition exam in approximately 1 month.
  • You cannot receive credit for a CLEP exam for a course that has been previously taken or failed at WKU or another accredited institution. A CLEP exam can be retake after 3 months.
  • Testing is available year-round
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • Create an account now with Collegeboard (remember to come back to Registerblast to schedule your appointment).
  • Register online now to schedule your testing appointment.

DSST

Western Kentucky University serves as a national test center for DSST exams. Because policies regarding DSST credits differ at various institutions, candidates should verify which tests are accepted by their respective schools. Although WKU serves as a DSST test center, we do not accept DSST credits. If you are a WKU student, please refer to our CLEP information.

  • The DSST test fee is a total of $110 with two separate payments.
  • The Service Fee of $36 is paid online and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Test Fee of $80 is paid on the day of the test (credit card or debit card only).
  • Bring your driver's license, passport or state issued photo ID with signature.
  • Check with your institution for eligibility and minimum score requirements.
  • Bring 4 digit school code with you on test day.
  • You must wait 180 days before re-taking any exam.
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.

Register online now!
 

English 200 Departmental Exam

The English Department recognizes that some students may have already attained the skills and knowledge covered in the English 200 course at WKU and has created a departmental exam as an alternative to taking the course.  The exam measures how well students read, interpret, analyze and write about literature.  Students need to be familiar with concepts covered in introductory literature courses and Modern Language Association (MLA) documentation Style (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/11).

The test has 4 parts and students must earn 58/70 total points in order to fulfill the English 200 requirement.  For a description of the exam and a study guide click here http://wku.edu/english/departmental-exams/study_guide_eng_200.pdf .

Please carefully read ALL the policy information below BEFORE you begin the registration process.

  • To be eligible to take this exam, a student must be fully matriculated, in good standing and regularly enrolled at WKU.
  • Credits earned in this manner will be recorded on the student’s official transcript as nonresidence credit but will not be considered as part of the normal semester load in the term in which the examination is taken.
  • A student may not register for this exam if enrolled in English 200.
  • A student may not take this exam if they have previously taken English 200 at WKU or another accredited institution.
  • Approximately two weeks after taking the exam, the English Department will email the results to the student and will notify the Registrar if credit is received.
  • The test fee is $75 paid online (credit card, debit card or e-check) and is non-refundable.
  • You must bring a valid form of ID (driver’s license, passport or student ID).
  •  Departmental exam can be retake after 3 months.
  • Exam is approximately 3 hours
  • Register online now to schedule your exam appointment.

 

Math Placement Exam

Math Placement Exams are given at the Math Testing Center on WKU’s Main Campus. To schedule an appointment at the Math Testing Center, please call 270-745-2141 or make an appointment via their website: www.wku.edu/mathtesting

However, if you live in Bowling Green, KY, and would prefer to take the Math Placement exams at DELO Testing Centers – South Campus RM C240, you may do so by calling 270-745-5122 to schedule an appointment. Please be aware that any MPE/ MPTE retakes will require your original attempt to be cleared by the Math Testing Center’s Coordinator before you will be able to take your exam; therefore, please schedule your exam at least 24 hours in advance of your planned testing time.

 

MAT

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level mental abilities test (computer-based) comprised of 120 partial analogies in which candidates are given 60 minutes to complete the exam.

Fluency in the English language and a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts will affect performance. MAT analogies state a correspondence between two things that are otherwise dissimilar. The equation for this is A:B::C:D or A is to B as C is to D.

Below are two examples of MAT type analogies:

1) Grant:2::Hoover:(a. 1, b. 2, c. 3, d. 4)

The answer is a.1. Grant served two terms as President Hoover served one term.

2) I:(a. V, b. X, c. D, d. XX)::C:M

The answer is b. X. This is the Roman numeral for ten. Therefore, I (one) is to X (ten) as C (one-hundred) is to M (one-thousand).
 

  • The MAT test fee is $76.00 (credit card, debit card or e-check) and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • It is computer-based and is 60 minutes long.
  • It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for your school to receive your score.
  • Bring two forms of ID. One form must be your driver's license, passport or state issued ID.
  • You must present retest ticket if retesting within one year.
  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • Register online now!

 

NON WKU DISTANCE LEARNING EXAM OR OTHER INSTITUTION ACCUPLACER

  • The cost is $35 per exam effective October 29, 2018 . The  payment options for registering online are Visa, Mastercard or electronic check.
  • Testing Center Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • If your exam is longer than 120 mins, please call our office at 270-745-5122 to discuss testing options.
  • When registering, we will need to know:                                         
    • What institution is your exam being sent from? 
    • Course name and exam name or number
    • Course instructor
    • Any comments/questions you may have
    • Test-taker contact number

Please note: All non-WKU exams will be administered at DELO Testing Centers - Garrett Conference Center RM 108

Have your institution submit exam materials to the DELO Testing Centers.

ATTN: DELO Testing Centers
108 Garrett Conference Center
1906 College Heights Blvd #61084
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1084
270-745-5122
delo.onsite@wku.edu

Register online now!

Nursing Entrance Exam (HESI)

This exam is required for students seeking admission into the LPN to RN or BSN  nursing programs at WKU. It evaluates general knowledge in areas of Anatomy & Physiology, Math, and Reading Comprehension.

  • Testing is offered YEAR ROUND.  Check the website often to see what dates become available as they are only scheduled about one month in advance.
  • This information is for the LPN to RN program ONLY.  To be considered for FALL admission a copy of your application and test scores must be submitted to the Nursing Department no later than May 1, for SPRING admission no later than September 1 and for SUMMER admission no later than February 1.
  • This information is for the BSN program ONLY.  To be considered for FALL admission a copy of your application and test scores must be submitted to the Nursing Department no later than February 1 and for SPRING admission no later than September 1.
  • The exam may be taken only ONE time during each application cycle.
  • The test fee is $65.00 paid online (credit card, debit card or e-check) and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • You must bring a valid form of ID (driver's license, passport, school ID) to the testing center.
  • You must bring your Evolve user name and password with you.  Your Evolve username is NOT your e-mail address.  You will find the username on the confirmation e-mail you receive from Evolve after you set up your account. To create your Evolve account, please click here.
  • On screen calculator is provided
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • Register online now!

Nursing Specialty Exams

These exams provide licensed practical nurses (LPNs) the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of required nursing content. Testing is offered three times per year:  March through April, June through July,  and October through November.

  • The test fee is $55.00 per test paid online (credit card, debit card or e-check) and is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A specialty exam may be attempted only ONE time. Testing is offered three times per year:  March through April, June through July,  and October through November.
  • LPNs are eligible to take this exam only AFTER receiving testing approval by the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Each test has an 80 minute time limit and you must have a minimum score of 77% to pass the exam.
  • You MUST bring a valid form of ID (driver's license, passport, school ID) to the testing center.
  • You MUST bring your Evolve user name and password with you. To create your Evolve account, please click here.
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • Register online now!

STAMP Assessment- (Language Proficiency Exam)

The STAMP assessment measures a test taker’s language ability based on national standards.  Test results will indicate the level of proficiency achieved for each section of the test.  WKU requires students to demonstrate proficiency at the Novice High Level.  The Arabic, Chinese, French, German,  Japanese and Spanish tests have four sections – reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The Italian test has three sections – reading, writing and speaking.  Speakers of Russian may request a Departmental Exam from Modern Languages.  See http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages/ for more information. 

To take the STAMP practice test for Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish go to  click here.  To take the STAMP practice test for German or Italian go to click here

Please carefully read ALL the information below BEFORE you begin the registration process.

There are TWO registration procedures required for taking your test.

  1.  You MUST purchase your STAMP test from Avant  (select WKU).
  2. You MUST schedule your appointment and pay your service fee online. Register now

Please PURCHASE your test and then SCHEDULE your testing appointment.

  • Please see STAMP website for exam purchase fee
  • The testing service fee is $15.00 and is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • You are REQUIRED to bring 4 items with you; your RegisterBlast receipt,  your STAMP purchase receipt, your WKU student ID number, and a picture ID with you to your testing appointment.  You WILL NOT be allowed to test without all 4 of these items.
  • You will have 2 hours to complete the test.  Your scores will be available on Topnet in approximately 3-4 weeks.
  • Purchase your STAMP test from Avant
  • Register online now
  • Click here for parking & transportation information.
  • If you would like to register for the STAMP exam, please contact the testing center to request a date at testing-center@wku.edu