Academic Readiness & Testing
The Office of Academic Readiness & Testing is a unit within Academic Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University. The office plans, implements, and supports programs and services for students transitioning from high school or the workplace to the University. The offices provide program coordination and transition and testing services that support the goals of current and potential students, departments, and the University. Our services allow students to build needed skills and/or demonstrate knowledge base for admission to the University or University programs, and provide appropriate course placement information to maximize each student's academic success.
The offices and programs supported by Academic Readiness & Testing include Developmental Education and College Readiness, Academic Testing, Academic Skills and First Step to College Success. Following is a brief description of each of those programs and services. Please link to the websites at left for additional information about these programs.
- The Developmental Education and College Readiness Program at Eastern Kentucky University helps students achieve their maximum potential and enhances their chances for academic success. Opportunities for skill development include courses and programs designed to improve basic skills in English composition, reading, and mathematics. Developmental Education and College Readiness courses include ENG 090 (Basic Writing), ENG 095 (Developmental Composition), ENR 090 (Developmental Reading I), ENR 095 (Developmental Reading II), ENR 116 (Strategies for College Reading), MAT 090 (Prealgebra), and MAT 095 (Developmental Algebra I). These courses are offered through the Department of English and Theatre and Mathematics and Statistics.
- The Academic Testing Office is responsible for the coordination, administration, and planning of academic tests that are requested by the University and educational community. Testing may assist students in fulfilling academic or career goals. Testing services provided by the office include national tests, state assessments, and locally developed exams. Eastern Kentucky University students and other registered examinees test in a friendly and comfortable environment. Special need accommodations are available upon request.
- The Office of Academic Skills is responsible for the coordination of programs and activities that support students transitioning to the University from high school or the workplace. Retention-based programs and services are provided for students new to the post-secondary setting. The First Step to College Success program, workforce to post-secondary programming, and advising for students admitted in the special admissions category are coordinated wtihin this office.