Exam Prep Resources

Describes resources in the library and on campus to help prepare students for entrance, placement, qualifying, certification, and license exams.

Library Research Guide

Entrance Exam Study Guides

Use the Advanced Search in Search It to locate resources. Enter abbreviations or full names of exams to search for a study guide for a specific exam (LSAT sample search). You can also use a phrase such as graduate exams.

Here are some title phrases of popular test preparation guides:

For more information about what the K-State Testing Center has to offer, please visit Entrance and Professional Exams.

Placement Exams

Placement exams in mathematics are required of all K-State undergraduates to assess which courses are most suited to their abilities. For additional information, please visit Choosing the correct math course.

Placement exams may also be required by specific graduate programs to plan a suitable program of study and determine if remedial work is needed through additional coursework or independent study.  See your department's description in the current graduate catalog or contact the graduate program director for resources on placement exam preparation. 

NOTE: If you need to take the Basic Skills Test (PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators Test), please follow the directions provided by K-State's College of Education: https://coe.k-state.edu/cssps/praxis-tests.html

Graduate Program Exams

In addition to the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other discipline-specific entrance exams, you may be asked by a graduate program to take qualifying exams, before or during your program of study. These exams, in addition to your performance through coursework, help determine whether you qualify for the graduate degree.

Visit with your graduate advisor for guidance on preparation materials.