This exam is required for admission to WKU and many other colleges and universities. Application packets may be obtained from the WKU Admission’s Office located on the 1 st floor of Potter Hall or by calling 745-2551. For national testing dates and other pertinent information go to the ACT website.
The Residual ACT is designed for those wishing to attend WKU and missed the ACT National test dates. It is given various times throughout the year. The cost is $53 (non refundable) and the test is scored and the results given immediately upon completion of the exam. To register online click here.
The CPE is required for any student seeking enrollment in Chemistry 116 or 120. It is a 55 minute, 60 item, multiple choice exam consisting of Algebra, General Chemical Knowledge and Specific Chemical Knowledge. Calculators are not allowed. To register online click here.
CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-exam program in the United States, with more than 2,900 college and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. Since 1967, five million people—adults returning to college, graduating high school seniors, and enrolled college students—have earned college credit through CLEP.
WKU is an open test center and will test non-WKU students. A non-refundable $25 registration fee is payable online at the time of registration. The testing fee is payable to CLEP via credit card at the time of testing. Preparation guides and other information is available directly from the CLEP website. A Credit by Exam brochure is available in Room 409 Potter Hall or in Undergraduate Catalog (Page 48). To register online for CLEP click here .
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This exam is required for students seeking admission into one or both of the WKU nursing programs. It evaluates general knowledge in areas of Anatomy & Physiology, Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Grammar to assess each student's strengths and weaknesses. An optional study guide may be purchased from the WKU bookstore. Please note, the study guide covers material NOT on our exam. Please focus on Reading Comprehension, Anatomy & Physiology and Math. To register online click here.
These exams provide students ADMITTED to the RN to BSN program the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of required nursing content. For additional information, please refer to the University Challenge Policy on Credit by Examination in the University catalog and to information provided by the Nursing Department. The test schedule will be updated approximately every two weeks. To register online click here.
These exams provide licensed practical nurses (LPNs) the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of required nursing content.To register online click here.
WKU does not currently administer the general GRE. We do administer the paper/pencil subject GRE. Testing locations and other information may be obtained at the GRE website.
The Math Placement Exam (MPE) is administered through the Academic Transitions Office. Contact them at 745-4242 for additional information.
This exam is required for any student seeking teacher certification in the state of Kentucky. Praxis information bulletins, which contain registration applications and study guides, may be obtained in the Teacher Certification Office on the 4th floor of Tate Page Hall or in Room 409 Potter Hall. Questions regarding certification guidelines, specific tests needed, or time requirements for completing these exams should be directed to the Teacher Certification Office at 745-4300. For additional information go to the Praxis website.
LSAT information bulletins may be obtained in the History Department located in Room 210 Cherry Hall or by calling 745-3842. For additional information go the LSAT website.
For MCAT information, go to the MCAT website.
Information regarding this exam can be obtained at the NBCC website or by calling 336-547-0607.
Read the examination guide at the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations' website here.
The PCAT information bulletin may be obtained in Room 409 Potter Hall or by calling 745-3159.
WKU is an open test center for administering exam, however WKU does not accept credit for DANTES exams. For information regarding DANTES registration e-mail Sharon.Ercey@wku.edu. For additional information about each exam go to the DANTES website.
The MAT is a graduate school admissions exam and must be taken if you want to apply to a graduate school that accepts or requires the MAT for admission. For additional information go to the MAT website.
There is a non refundable $63 fee. To access testing dates and register online for the MAT click here.
For more information regarding these exams contact the Commonwealth of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet at 502-564-7602.
The testing center offers a proctored testing environment for various exams required from other institutions and employers across the United States. For proctoring information, e-mail Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 745-3159.