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Testing Requirements

Placement test scores demonstrate your readiness for college-level writing, reading, and math courses.  Your scores:

  • Determine your​ starting level in KCC courses.
  • Are required to register for an English or math course.

Do I need to take a placement test?

You will be asked to take the KCC placement tests if:

  • You do not meet the testing requirements listed below, or 
  • You didn’t complete one of the placement tests

To waive (skip) the KCC placement exam, you need to submit sub-scores as shown here:

​English: 20 Reading: 24​ ​
Reasoning through Language
Arts:165-200​ ​
​Reading: 22
​Math: 22 Math: 530​ Math: 165-200​
​Math: 25 for calculus ​​The KCC math placement exam is required for calculus​ ​


​             Bring a copy of your test scores and/or transcripts to your advising appointment.
If you need to take the KCC placement tests, please take them seriously and prepare beforehand.​


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