Assessment & Placement | KCTCS

Assessment & Placement

With Learn on Demand, we only require college entrance exams from students who plan to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate. We ask our degree students for standardized test scores (ACT, SAT or COMPASS) to make sure that they have the skills to succeed at the college level.

If you want to earn a degree, but haven't already taken one of these tests, then we'll help you find the most convenient testing location. If your test scores are low, don't worry. We offer entry-level courses in reading, writing and math to bring you up to speed before moving on to your first module.
Non-Degree Students

If you've enrolled in Learn on Demand solely for the purpose of upgrading your job skills or preparing for a new career, then you will not be asked for test scores.

However, you should note that some modules require a minimum COMPASS or ACT/SAT score as a prerequisite. So even if you are not pursuing a degree, you may be asked to supply test scores to register for specific classes.

Advanced Placement & Credit for Prior Learning

As a fully accredited institution, we offer college credit for qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.

We also allow you to test out of courses through credit for prior learning. If you register for a class and can pass both the pre-test and the post-test, then we will award you full credit. The final grade is based upon the actual score earned on the post-test along with any other assignments affecting the final course grade. This ensures that you won't waste time learning material that you've already mastered.