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College Readiness at WKU

College readiness and course placement are crucial for the success of future Hilltoppers. This process helps students receive appropriate academic support, complete major requirements, and graduate in a timely manner. WKU places students into select reading, writing, and math courses based on unweighted high school GPA and test scores.


Student meeting with Academic Advisor


Frequently Asked Questions

You only need to send WKU your test scores if your unweighted high school GPA is below 3.50.
WKU accepts ACT, SAT, KYOTE, ACCUPLACER, GED, and ALEKS test scores.
Even though test scores are not used for admission, WKU requires test scores to place you into reading, writing, and math courses. If you do not have test scores or if you do not send them to WKU, you will need to take between 1-3 placement tests before your Topper Orientation Program (TOP).
You may contact the Advising and Career Development Center at 270-745-5065 or college.readiness@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 4/6/23