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TOP Placement Exams


Please take all required placement exams at least 4 business days before your TOP date.


Math Placement Exam
Required for all incoming students.


This exam is required for all students (regardless of previous math credit) and will be used in conjunction with your chosen major and ACT/SAT math scores to determine your required math course.

Complete the Math Placement Exam at least four business days before your TOP date.

  • There is a 45-minute time limit that begins when you start the exam. 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" or "801") and TopNet PIN to take the exam.
  • To look up your PIN, use the Manage My WKU Accounts tool. 


Practice Exam   Take the Exam



Questions about the MPE?  Email top@wku.edu or call 270-745-4242.

Math Placement Trigonomotry Exam
Required for some majors (see below).


You will need to take the trigonometry placement exam if you are planning on majoring in bio-chemistry, chemistry, civil or mechanical engineering, physics, pre-pharmacy, or pre-veterinary. This exam (regardless of previous math credit) will be used in conjunction with your chosen major and ACT/SAT math scores to determine your required math course.

Complete the Math Placement Exam at least four business days before your TOP date.

  • There is a 30-minute time limit that begins when you start the exam. 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" or "801") and TopNet PIN to take the exam.
  • To look up your PIN, use the Manage My WKU Accounts tool. 

Practice Exam   Take the Exam


Questions about the MPE?  Email top@wku.edu or call 270-745-4242.

Foreign Language Exams
WKU requires that incoming students demonstrate at lease novice high proficiency in a foreign language


A placement exam is highly recommended before signing up for a language course. Visit the Modern Language Department's website for information on exam options.


Exam Options


Questions about the Foreign Language Placement Exam?
Email top@wku.edu or call 270-745-4242.

Accuplacer & Other Exams
May be required for students who do not have recent ACT or SAT scores to determine placement in courses


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.

This exam is only available in a proctored environment, so we strongly encourage you to make an appointment and take this exam in advance at WKU South Campus at the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) if you are notified of the requirement.

Students unable to take the exam in advance must plan to take the Accuplacer during TOP at 7:30 a.m. Central Time.


Accuplacer Practice Exam


Questions about the Accuplacer? Call 270-780-2536

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 Last Modified 8/11/17