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Testing Out of Placement Assessments

ARE TRANSFER STUDENTS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS?

If you have completed equivalent college coursework within the last 24 months you may be exempt. To determine if the completed Chemistry, English (Writing), Foreign Language, and/or Mathematics course will transfer as a direct equivalent course, please review course equivalencies on the Kent State Transfer Credit Guide .

WHAT IF I HAVE NOT RECEIVED AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) SCORES BEFORE IT IS TIME TO COMPLETE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS?

If you have not received scores within 2 weeks of your campus visit or meeting with your academic advisor you must complete the placement assessments. For more information about the awarding of credit for AP scores, please contact the Credit Transfer office at 330-672-8950.

WHAT IF I DID NOT TAKE THE ACT OR SAT OR DID NOT TAKE IT WITHIN THE LAST 2 YEARS?

If you do not have ACT or SAT scores or did not take these tests within 2 years to the date of the first day of classes of the applicable starting term, you need to complete the Accuplacer Writeplacer and Reading Comprehension assessment on a Kent State campus.

I TOOK THE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT AS A COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS STUDENT (OR AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY). CAN I BE EXEMPT FROM TAKING THE ASSESSMENTS?

Placement assessments from other colleges or universities are not accepted. Accuplacer Writeplacer and/or Reading Comprehension scores will be accepted from another institution if the score is from within 2 years to the date of the first day of classes of the applicable starting term. If you completed a placement assessment and/or completed a course in that subject area on any Kent State campus within the last year you are exempt from retaking that assessment. This does NOT apply to the ALEKS Chemistry assessment. Students who repeat CHEM 10060 must also complete the ALEKS Chemistry assessment again.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO "TEST OUT" OF TAKING A COLLEGE CLASS BY USING MY PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT SCORES?

Placement assessments are used as a guide for you and your advisor to select appropriate courses for your first semester. Students with prior college-level knowledge can decide to test to earn college credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Credit by Exam (CBE), or Retroactive Credit.

CAN MY CLEP EXAM SCORE REPLACE MY PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT?

CLEP exams can be taken for a number of subjects and used to meet college course requirements. After completing a placement assessment, you may receive a recommendation to consider taking a CLEP exam if your score falls into a specific range. Students can contact Academic Engagement and Degree Completion at 330-672-0166 or engagement@kent.edu for more information about CLEP exams and credit eligibility. Students should always consult with their academic advisor or college advising office to determine if they meet the eligibility requirements to earn credit through CLEP.