entrance and professional exams
Undergraduate entrance exams
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 registrationinformation 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 at the testing office at K-State.
K-State also provides an annual ACT Workshop on the Manhattan college campus. You can learn more about the ACT Workshop by visiting the K-State's Admissions website.
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. Residual tests are administered by appointment on Wednesday at least twice a month during months when a national test is not being offered by ACT. In other months the test will be administered at least once. You can learn more about residual testing by reviewing this ACT Residual Testing Brochure. To register, complete and submit the Exam Registration Form to the testing office. Residual ACT test cannot be administered on a schedulled national test day.
Prospective students interested in taking the residual ACT test should contact the testing office for more information by calling 785-532-6492 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas State University serves as a test site for the COMPASS college placement test. COMPASS is a computer-adaptive college placement test offered by ACT Inc., and is available to current and prospective students who are required to be evaluated prior to admission into school or for a specific course at another institution.
Students can complete the COMPASS test at K-State; however they will only be able to do so under the remote test conditions. A Remote Test is a COMPASS/ESL test that is administered at the request of one institution but actually taken at a Test Center owned by a different institution. Remote testing allows students, who may live far from the schools that they plan to attend, to take the test at a Test Center located closer to where they live.The students results are received by the institution requesting the test, and no results are kept or used by the Test Center administering the remote test.
To complete the COMPASS test at Kansas State, students must contact their parent or prospective institution and request that the admissions representative at that institution schedule him/her for a “remote test”.
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The SAT assessment comes in two formats. The SAT, which is composed of three sections: Critical reading, Mathematics and Writing. K-State administers the SAT assessment at least seven (7) times a year. The second format is the SAT Subject Test which is designed to measure students' knowledge and skills in specific subject areas sucha as English, History, Mathematics and Science. The Subject Test also assesses students' knowlege in nine (9) languages.
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.