In order to determine the level of placement in college English composition and math classes, students need to complete the UW System English and Math Placement exams. Optional foreign language exams are also available in French, German and Spanish. These tests must be taken before meeting with an academic advisor and before enrolling in the first college English composition or math course. Only battery-operated, silent, non-graphing calculators are acceptable for use during the math exam.
Regional testing will be administered at the times shown below.
We can also arrange residual placement tests. There is a $35 charge for the residual and special student placement tests. And there is a $10 charge for retesting.
The tests are both 90 minutes in length. Because the tests are times, students arriving late will have to arrange to attend another test date.
All testing wil take place in the Main Building, unless otherwise indicated.
2014 Placement Exam Dates are Saturday, April 19, May 10, May 17 and June 21.
Schedule for Testing Day: (all times are approximate)
Seating, Orientation and Math Testing 7:45 am - 10:00 am
Break 10:00 am - 10:10 am
English Testing 10:10 am - 11:50 am
Break 11:50 am - 12:00 pm
Foreign Language Testing 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
English Writing Sample 1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
**Any student who is planning to attend UW-Marinette will need to complete the English Writing Sample. This can be completed during any of the other testing times, should you not need to take them, or after the Foreign Language Test.**
If you are not taking the Math Placement Exam, you should plan to arrive by 9:45 am. If you are just taking the Foreign Language Placement Exam, you should arrive on campus at 11:45 am.
Please notice that registration is being done over the internet – meaning that you will not be receiving any paper registration materials. You can register for the date you want and receive immediate confirmation of your registration with the ability to print the confirmation letter on the spot. To register for the placement testing go to the following web address: http://testing.wisc.edu/.
In order to fully register for the exams, you must register at this website and print off the confirmation/registration page. Make sure to bring the confirmation page and photo ID with you on the testing day.
You must sign in upon arrival in the lobby of the Main Building, and should bring the following items:
Two to four #2 pencils
Battery-operated, silent, non-graphing calculator
Payment receipt for test fee, cash, check or money order
Picture ID and social security card
Comfortable clothing with a jacket or sweatshirt