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Math Placement Exam

 Students whose ACT score places them in a course which does not count toward their degree, will be contacted prior to their Summer Orientation session with information regarding the free KYOTE Math Placement Exam. 

The most convenient time for students to take the exam is during the morning of their Summer Orientation. The exam, which last between 40 and 60 minutes, will be administered from 7:00-8:30 a.m. in the Freed Curd Auditorium (Room 231) at Collins Industry and Technology Center during each orientation. This will be available the morning of ALL Summer Orientation sessions. 

The results will be recorded in the registration system in time for you to register for classes during the academic session later that morning.

If you are taking your test the day of Summer Orientation, please arrive early to be seated between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. (CST).

NOTE: Due to the time needed to get you checked in for your Summer Orientation session, you will take the Assessment exam BEFORE you check-in for orientation.

For more information regarding the mathematics placement exam, please contact Dr. Ed Thome, Chair of the Department Mathematics and Statistics at 270.809.3718 or ethome@murraystate.edu. 


Foreign Language Placement Exam

All incoming students who

  1. plan to take a foreign language at Murray State AND
  2. have had previous experience in the study of that language

should take the WebCAPE Foreign Language Placement Exam and bring the resulting score to Murray State University's Summer Orientation.

Go to the Department of Modern Languages Placement Policy and follow the links to take the on-line WebCAPE language placement exam. Please note that there is a $10 charge for the placement exam.

Score 250 and above and receive up to 12 college credits in a foreign language at a greatly reduced cost.

Credits can be earned based on competency level as ascertained by placement exam scores and other requirements. Taking this exam does not guarantee issuance of "reduced cost" credits. Please see the web site above for full details.

ACT-R -- Residual Version of the ACT

For information or to schedule an ACT Residual, Contact the Office of Recruitment at 270-809-2896. Results may be used at Murray State University only. The test is given at various times throughout the year. Registration is required prior to testing.

For information on accommodations available on the ACT-R, contact the Murray State University Office of Student Disability Services, Ken Ashlock, Director, at 270-809-5737.

For dates and registration forms, go to ACT-R Registration Form.

Credit by Examination (CLEP)

Murray State University accepts a wide range of credit by examination. Prospective students who have completed AP examinations should make certain that Murray State University has received an official copy of scores. A list of tests, necessary scores, and courses for which AP credit is offered may be found at: Testing Center. Contact the Jennifer Husemann at (270) 809-3342 for more information on AP tests.

The College Level Examination Program Tests (CLEP), are available in a variety of subject areas. Students wishing to take the CLEP tests may download a registration form from: Testing Center. Students may take CLEP tests at any CLEP test site and have scores sent to Murray State University.

CLEP tests will be offered several times during the summer. The fee for each CLEP test taken at Murray State University is $87.00 payable to CLEP and $20.00 payable to Murray State University. A list of courses for which CLEP credit is available may be found at: Testing Center.

Contact the Counseling and Testing Center at (270) 809-6848 for more information.