To gain admission to NKU we consider several aspects of your academic profile, including your:
*Combined mathematics and critical reading score.
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) implemented readiness standards for all students entering Kentucky public colleges and universities in 2009. If your standardized test scores fall below the CPE college readiness standards you will be required to take a College Placement Test to determine proper placement in English, math, and/or reading prior to orientation.
CPE Placement Standards
ACT: English 18, Math 19, Reading 20
SAT (Prior to 3/2016): Writing 430, Math 460, Reading 470
SAT (After 3/2016): Writing and Language 25, Math 25, Reading 26
If your scores fall below the above mentioned, you must take a College Placement Test(s) in each of the areas in which you are deficient. You will NOT be able to register for classes until your College Placement Test(s) have been taken. The College Placement Test is only available to admitted students. You may choose to take the opportunity to re-take the ACT test to raise your subject scores.
If you have two or more deficiencies, you are encouraged to retake an ACT or SAT so an additional review of your file may be completed. Students with two or more deficiencies may be asked to submit an essay, letters of recommendation and an activities portfolio before an admission decision can be rendered. You will be contacted by the Office of Admissions if these materials are required for your application.