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Undergraduate Entrance Exams

ACT

K-State administers the ACT assessment at least six times a year. Students and parents can learn more about the ACT test, find study resources, and get test registration information by visiting the ACT website.  

Registration for the ACT is done online at www.act.org. If Internet access is not available, students may obtain ACT registration packets at their current high school or by contacting ACT headquarters by phone at (319) 337.1270.

ACT Workshop

Kansas State Office of Admission offers ACT Workshops at the Manhattan, Olathe and Salina campuses during the year. You can learn more about these ACT Workshops by visiting the K-State's Admissions website.

ACT Residual Testing

K-State offers an on-campus or residual test for enrolled, admitted, or applying students. The results of the residual test can only be used locally at K-State's Manhattan and Salina campuses.  K-State allows residual ACT testing for students who need an ACT score for admission or if the student needs to improve their ACT score in order to meet the minimum admission requirement.  If a student has met the minimum requirement, they will be allowed to take one residual test for scholarship purposes.

 Residual tests are administered by appointment during months when a national test is not being offered by ACT or if the K-State Test Center is not participating in testing on one of ACT's national test dates.  Scheduled test dates can be found on the home screen of this site. You can learn more about residual testing by reviewing this ACT Residual Testing brochure. To register, complete and submit the Testing Services Request Form to the testing office. Residual ACT test cannot be administered on a scheduled national test day.

 Prospective students interested in taking the residual ACT test should contact the testing office for more information by calling 785-532-2957 or by e-mailing testing@ksu.edu.

 

ACCUPLACER Assessments

ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. ACCUPLACER is made of three integrated components designed to support the needs of students, educators and assessment coordinators.  

  • Placement assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, and computer skills to align students' knowledge and skills with course requirements.
  • Diagnostic assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics to identify areas of strength and knowledge gaps.
  • Skill-Building support in reading, writing, and mathematics to provide intervention tools that improve skills and increase readiness for college.

The K-State Testing Center offers ACCUPLACER assessments testing for current and prospective students who are attempting to enroll in college classes at colleges and universities across the United States.  Individuals interested in completing their assessment(s) at our Testing Center must submit a Testing Services Request Form at least one (1) week in advance of their desired test date. Test takers are responsible for verifying which assessments are required by their receiving colleges prior to their appointment.

SAT

The SAT assessment is offered in three options. The SAT with and without the optional Essay, and the SAT Subject Test. The SAT (or SAT without Essay), is made up of four components: Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Mathematics - No Calculator, and Mathematics - Calculator. (There may be an additional section to SAT at a determined administration). The SAT with Essay is made up of five components: Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Mathematics - No Calculator, Mathematics - Calculator and the Essay. The SAT Subject Test is designed to measure students' knowledge and skills in specific subject areas such as English, History, Mathematics and Science. The Subject Test also assesses students' knowledge in nine (9) languages. 

K-State administers the SAT assessment at least seven (7) times a year and the SAT Subject Test at least six (6) times a year.

Students and parents can learn more about the SAT and SAT Subject test, find study resources, and get test registration information by visiting the College Board website

Registration for the SAT and the SAT Subject Test is done online at www.collegeboard.com. If Internet access is not available, students may obtain SAT registration packets at their current high school or at the testing office at K-State.

TEAS-V

Kansas State offers the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) nursing entrance assessments for anyone wishing to complete their pre-nursing assessment. This assessment is administered by appointment on specific scheduled test dates which can be found of the home screen of this site.

To register, complete and submit the Testing Services Request Form to the testing office at least one week in advance of the scheduled test date. The Test Center will respond to your request and provide further information concerning your next steps. 

Prospective candidates can get more information about the TEAS-V assessment by visiting ATI Nursing Education and by reviewing the TEAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).