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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. 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

To register for Orienation, click the date that best suits your needs and fill out the registration form. You will need your EKU ID number to register for Orientation

Summer 2017 (Only for students starting classes in the summer session)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (Testing on May 8)

Fall 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (Testing on June 6)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (Testing on June 27)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (Testing on July 10)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (Testing on July 24)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (Testing on August 7)

For more information on placement exams and practice tests, please visit

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 or (606) 598-8122.

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