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Placement Testing

Not everyone needs to take a placement test. Review the list of ACT and SAT scores below. If you have taken either of these tests and received scores at the stated levels or higher, you do not need to take a placement test.

    ACT Scores (within the last three years)

  • English - 18
  • Reading - 15
  • Math - 21

    SAT Scores (within the last three years)

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing - 480
  • Math - 530

If you are transferring from another college and have completed Math and English course requirements, you may be able to enroll without a placement test.

Placement testing helps you succeed in your course work at Butler. You are required to take the placement test if you do not meet the requirements above. Results are used to identify areas where you would benefit from some additional instruction.

What is the placement test?

The ACCUPLACER test is a computer test that is not timed. Each test is made up of three sections: writing, reading and math. Allow at least two hours to complete all three sections of the ACCUPLACER test. Any high school student wishing to enroll who does not have ACT or SAT scores on file is required to take all three sections of the ACCUPLACER test.

Online Study Guides - Math & English 

Preparing for the placement test is highly recommended to ensure accurate placement into English and Math Courses and could potentially save you time and money.

Additional Resources:

Where can I take a placement test? 

Placement testing occurs at multiple locations in Butler County and Sedgwick County. For information on where and when to take your test, visit the Testing Center Hours and Locations page.

*Note: Academic course testing hours are different than placement testing hours. Please check with the testing site to confirm the date and time you would like to complete your placement test. 

When you arrive to take your test: 

  • Check in at Academic Advising and complete the necessary forms to take the test.
  • Go to Accounts Receivable (AR) and pay the $15 test fee.* (The fee is $25 if you are taking the test to attend a school other than Butler.)
  • Present an official photo ID and your AR receipt to the test administrator.
  • Take the placement test.

*Please keep your receipt for the placement testing fee. If you do not show the receipt, you will not be allowed to test.

Can I retake a placement test?

Please review our Placement Retesting Policy. Studying for the placement test is highly recommended to ensure accurate placement in English and Math classes.