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 graduated from High School within the last three years we may be able to place you, without placement testing, based on your High School GPA. A copy of your High School transcript is required. See an advisor for your options.
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. If you have not completed college level Math or English but provide your high school transcript you may not need to placement test. Advising staff will assist you in determining your placement test requirements.
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. Non-high school students taking math classes from Butler may also need to take the My Math Plan Assessment.
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.
- Accuplacer's Free Study App (use the link to get the app for free)
- Khan Academy
- Contact Adult Education at 316.733.6079 or Advising for the next Accuplacer Test Prep Seminar
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.
- If you are retesting, go to Accounts Receivable (AR) and pay the $5 fee per retested section. (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 (if retesting) to the test administrator.
- Take the placement 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.