Reading Placement

Initial reading course placement is based on your highest ACT or SAT reading sub-score. In accordance with a state-wide, college-readiness standard in college reading, students with an ACT reading sub-score of less than 20 or a SAT critical reading sub-score of less than 470 must take the reading placement test through Accuplacer.

If you need to take the reading placement test, click HERE to get registration details.


Please note:

  • There are several options for completing math and reading placement testing, including virtual testing, UofL Campus testing, and remote location testing.
  • All placement testing must be completed a minimum of 48 hours before attending Orientation.  Registration does not allow immediate access to the test, so please allow additional time for processing.  No placement tests will be administered during Orientation.
  • If you need to take BOTH the math and reading placement test, you should register for them at the same time to avoid additional fees.