Summer 2017 | Fall 2017
New Student | Transfer Student
Orientation & Placement Testing

EKU's Orientation Program is a requirement for all new students. A new student is any student attending college for the first time or a transfer student with twelve hours or less.

Students taking classes at the Manchester campus must attend an Orientation session in Manchester. The registration form is available online.

During this Orientation you will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a tour of the Manchester campus
  • Meet the Manchester staff,
  • Have your EKU photo ID taken,
  • Be advised & register for classes
  • Receive valuable information to get you started on a great path to a successful EKU career.

All Manchester Orientations begin at 9:00 am. Orientation sessions last for approximately three hours. Students with ACT scores below 18 in English, below 19 in mathematics, or below 20 in reading are required to take placement tests to help ensure appropriate course placement. All placement exams are given on the day prior to Orientation.

All placement testing dates will follow this schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. English
  • 10:00 a.m. Math
  • 11:00 a.m. Reading

Summer 2017

Orientation: Tuesday, May 9, 2016 | Testing: Monday, May 8, 2016

Fall 2017

Orientation: Wednesday, June 7 Testing: Tuesday, June 6
Orientation: Wednesday, June 28 Testing: Tuesday, June 27
Orientation: Tuesday, July 11 Testing: Monday, July 10
Orientation: Tuesday, July 25 Testing: Monday, July 24
Orientation: Thursday, August 8 Testing: Wednesday, August 7

For more information on placement exams and practice tests, please visit testing.eku.edu/developmental-proficiency-placement-tests.

We hope that the Orientation program will give you the confidence you need to have a pleasant and meaningful experience at Eastern Kentucky University.

For further information please contact Kristy Hampton at kristy.hampton@eku.edu or (606) 598-8122.