All first-time students need to take the appropriate placement tests. The tests required are listed on the admissions letter. These tests should be taken prior to orientation.
Students will either take all placements tests (English, reading, and math) or math only. If you are not sure which ones you will need to take, you may refer to your admissions letter or call your advisor to determine which test is appropriate.
The test scores are a guide to assist students and their advisors in selecting the appropriate level class in which to enroll for their skill level.
The English, reading, and mathematics examinations take approximately two hours. It is recommended that the math placement test be taken the semester prior to enrolling in a math course.
Practice questions for placement tests.
Foreign Language Placement Exam
Students may take a foreign language exam to determine proper placement. The foreign language test is required for students who wish to continue studying in a foreign language (Spanish, French, German) in which they have had previous instruction. If you plan to start with the beginning class at IU Kokomo, you do not need to take the foreign language placement exam.
Because test results will not be available on the day the test is taken, new students should complete the placement tests at least two weeks prior to registration. Students should check with their advisors for scores. The Testing Center staff is not allowed to release testing scores to students.
Foreign language tests are two hours in length and may be taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students who are interested in taking DANTES subject exams must check with their advisors first to determine if the credits are accepted for their major.
DANTES tests are completed online. Students must have a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) and pay online for the $80 DANTES fee (subject to change). Each test also requires the student to pay $20 for a proctoring fee at the bursar's office (personal check or money order made payable to IU Kokomo only).
Students are allowed two hours to complete the test. The student will get immediate results for the test. Official results are sent from DANTES to IU Kokomo in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
DANTES tests are given on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Outside Proctored Exams
All proctoring is scheduled by appointment and based on staff availability.
Proctored exams are administered on campus at Indiana University Kokomo, 2300 S Washington Street, Kelley Student Center, Room 250, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Please consult your college’s testing center or instructor concerning outside proctored exams. Your school or instructor may require a signed proctor agreement prior to scheduling a testing date. Proctor Agreements may be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once accepted, your instructor or testing center will provide Indiana University Kokomo—Testing Center the necessary information for your exam. After confirmation has been received, the student may call the Testing Center to schedule their proctored exam.
The student is responsible for all fees. The proctoring fee for each exam is $20 payable to the Bursar's office (cash, check or money order made payable to IU Kokomo only), located in the Kelley Student Center, Room 205. The proctoring fee must be paid prior to testing, and receipt provided the day of testing along with a photo ID.
Make up Exams
Makeup exams are usually scheduled by the instructor via online form, hard copy form or in person with at least a 48-hour notice to the Testing Center. Once you and your instructor have agreed on a testing date, the instructor will complete and submit a form that will give the instructor's name, student's name, date/time of exam, class number, length of exam, any special instructions, and what the student is allowed to use during the exam.
Accessibility Services Testing
Accessibility Services testing is approved through the Office of Career Services and Accessibility. Students need to contact the office at (765) 455-9301 to gain approval and arrangements for accessibility testing. Students must be approved for services through this office, located in room 200 of the Kelley Student Center.
If you are approved for testing accommodations, please discuss with your instructor prior to testing.
Private Rooms Only or Scribe/Reader Tests: It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Accessibility Center at least two weeks prior to testing to prearrange a scribe/reader. At least 48 hours advance notice is required to coordinate a test date with the Testing Center.
Additional Testing information:
Indiana University Kokomo
2300 S Washington Street, KC 250
PO Box 9300
Kokomo, IN 46904-9300