Placement Exams

Placement exams in languages, math, and chemistry must be completed online by June 15. Completing placement exams is the first step in the course registration process. Directions for which exams you are required to take are listed below.

You will need your KNET username (K24xx## format) and password to access the exams. Find them on your Applicant Status Page.

  • Languagesrequired for everyone who has taken previous language courses in, has any prior instruction in, or is a native speaker of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, and/or Spanish, even if you do not plan to continue studying the language at K.
  • Mathrequired if you think you might major in business, economics, math, the natural sciences (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, 3/2 engineering), follow a pre-med/pre-health track, or plan to take a calculus course.
  • Chemistryrequired if you think you might major in chemistry, biochemistry, or biology, follow a pre-med/pre-health track, or plan to take a chemistry course.

If you are undecided or unsure of what you might major in, you should complete the math, chemistry, and applicable language(s) exams. Taking the placement exam does NOT obligate you to further studies in that area. The results of the placement exams will tell you at what course level you would begin your studies at K.

Accessing Your Placement Exam Results
All placement exams taken before the deadline will be graded after June 15 and scores will be available in July before you register. Instructions for accessing your scores will be posted here in late June.

Have AP or IB scores?
If you have taken AP or IB exams, make sure you have officially sent your scores to us directly from AP or IB! See the link below for details on what specific scores and exams equate to at K.
AP/IB Course Equivalencies

Languages – Ms. Emily Fink-Craig (269-337-7136)
Math – Ms. Kristen Eldred (269-337-7100)
Chemistry – Dr. Blake Tresca (269-337-7018)
General questions – Registrar’s Office (269-337-7204)