Western Kentucky University

Placement Exam Info

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Math Placement Exam (MPE) required for all incoming students.
This exam is required for all students (regardless of previous math credit) and will be used with regard to your major to determine your required math course.  Complete the MPE at least four business days before your ATP date.  There is a 45-minute time limit that begins when you start the exam, so be sure to have enough time to read the instructions and take the exam before you begin.  You will need your WKU ID# (begins with "800") and TopNet PIN to take the exam.  To look up your PIN, visit topnet.wku.edu and use the PIN lookup tool. 
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When you are ready to take the MPE, click here.
Questions about the MPE?  Email atp@wku.edu or call 270-745-4242.
Math Placement Trigonometry Exam (MPTE) required for Bio-Chemistry; Chemistry; Civil, Elec., Mech. Engineering; Physics; Pre-Pharmacy Majors
You must take both the Math Placement Exam and the Math Placement Trigonometry Exam before you can be placed in the correct math/chemistry classes at WKU.  Complete the MPTE at least four business days before your scheduled ATP date. There is a 45-minute time limit that begins when you start the exam, so be sure to have enough time to read the instructions and take the exam before you begin. You will need your WKU ID# (begins with "800") and TopNet PIN to take the exam. To look up your PIN, visit topnet.wku.edu and use the PIN lookup tool.

When you are ready to take the MPTE, click here.

Questions about the MPTE? Email atp@wku.edu or call 270-745-4242.

Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) For a list of majors that must take the CPE, click here.
Students majoring in any of the following areas are required to take the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE):
Agriculture (Teacher Ed) Civil Engineering Horse Sciences Pre-Chiropratic Pre-Pharmacy
Animal Science Dairy Science Horticulture Pre-Dental Pre-Physical Therapy
Biochemistry Ecology Mechanical Engineering Pre-Exercise Science Pre-Podiatric Medicine
Biology (Teacher Ed) Electrical Engineering Medical Technology Pre-Forestry Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Botany Geology Molecular Biology Pre-Medicine Turf & Golf Course Mgmt
Chemistry Health Sciences Physics Pre-Optometry Zoology
Students should plan to take the exam at ATP and arrive at 8:00 a.m. (CT).  This exam is approx. 55 minutes, and the student will receive scores before advising to share with their academic advisor to aid in registration.
Questions about the CPE? Email atp@wku.edu or call 270-745-4242.
Foreign Language Placement Exam for those planning to continue the foreign language you took in high school.
If you are continuing with the same language you took in high school...and earned two foreign language credits in high school, enroll in 102 or higher. If you have studied a language for more than two years in high school, you should consult the Modern Language website for more information on AP and CLEP credit and for online placement exam instructions. To ensure that your academic advisor will receive the score in time for ATP, the exam must be taken 7-10 days beforehand.

If you would like to explore a new language... Students who do not intend to continue study in the same language may register for the 101 class at ATP without taking the placement exam.

Questions about the Foreign Language Placement Exam?  Call Modern Languages at 270-745-2401.
Accuplacer Exam for students attending South Campus at WKU.
This exam is required for some students planning to take classes at South Campus.  We strongly encourage you to make an appointment and take this exam in advance at WKU South Campus at the Learning Assistance Center (LAC).
Students unable to take the exam in advance must plan to take the Accuplacer during ATP at 7:30 a.m. Central Time.
Questions about the Accuplacer? Call 270-780-2536.
 Last Modified 9/12/13