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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

Who Needs to Take the MPE Algebra:

The Math Placement Exam - Algebra is required for all students whose major requires College Algebra (Math 115, Math 116 or Math 123) and will be used in conjunction with your ACT/SAT math score to determine the required math course(s).  

If your major requires Math 109 – General Math, you do not need to take the Math Placement Exam.  Registration for Math 109 or Math 109C is based on your ACT/SAT Math score. You can view the math requirements by major here.

If you look at your transcript in WKU TopNet and see that you have credit for Math 115, Math 116, Math 117, Math 123, Math 136 or higher, you do not need to take the Math Placement Exam – Algebra.   

Complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE) 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 that you have a reliable internet connection and have enough time to read the instructions and take the exam before you begin. The MPE must be completed in one sitting; you may not pause and return to finish the MPE.  
  • 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.

Where and how to take the Math Placement Exams:

If you are registered for a TOP session and you have ACT or SAT scores in WKU TopNet, you may take the Math Placement Exam(s) the first time on your own and it should be taken at least 4 business days prior to your TOP date. 

  1.   Login to computer using NetID and password.
  2. Access WKU TopNet website and login.
  3. If Main Menu is not towards the top of the screen, choose Return to Menu on top right of screen. 
  4. Near the bottom of the Main Menu screen, choose Topper Orientation Program (TOP) Students. 
  5. Choose Math Placement Exams on the next screen.
  6. Read MPE Terms of Use and Instructions.  Click on ‘I Agree’ at bottom. 
  7. Begin #1:  Math Placement Exam Algebra. 



Practice Exam   Take the Exam



Questions about the MPE?  Contact the Math Testing Center at 270-745-2141.

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

Who Needs to Take the MPE Trigonometry:

If your major requires Calculus I (Math 136), you will need to take the Math Placement Exam – Trigonometry.  This score along with the MPE Algebra and ACT/SAT scores will determine which math course for which you need to register.  

You can view the math requirements by major here.

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 that you have a reliable internet connection and have enough time to read the instructions and take the exam before you begin.  The MPTE must be completed in one sitting; you may not pause and return to finish the MPTE.  
  • 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?  Contact the Math Testing Center at 270-745-2141.

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 Advising and Career Development 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.

To schedule an ACCUPLACER exam:

  1. Select your location: You may select any WKU campus site or an approved location within the Accuplacer Remote Network
  2. For scheduling at the DELO Testing Centers in Bowling Green, KY or an approved Accuplacer Remote Network testing location, please call 270-745-5122 or email delo.onsite@wku.edu.
  3. For scheduling at one of the WKU Regional campuses:
  4. Glasgow:  Call 270-861-6969
  5. Owensboro:  Call 270-745-5095
  6. Ft. Knox:  Call 270-745-2626

*Examination fees vary based on testing location.

 


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 Last Modified 8/6/19