Placement Testing

A number of testing dates are available for UW-Washington County students.  All seats are reserved, no walk-ins allowed. It takes about two weeks to receive your scores - so plan accordingly. You cannot register for Math or English courses until your scores are available.  You will find links to sign up for Placement Testing in your Admissions Letter that you will receive in the mail or you can use the link below.

New Freshmen Students

Placement Tests are required of all new UW-WC students who plan to take English and Mathematics classes. The results are used to determine the appropriate English and Mathematics courses in which you should enroll. We also offer optional placement testing in Spanish, French and German (more information below). Tests from other colleges and universities outside the UW System DO NOT replace these Placement Tests.

The link to sign up for Placement Tests will be included in your Admissions Letter.

After placement testing, you need to register for and attend the Advising/Registration and Orientation sessions. Your test results will be given to you at that time.  To sign up for Advising/Registration and Orientation, please check for the link in your Admissions Letter.

Transfer, Re-Entry & Special Students

English and/or Math placement tests may be required.  If you have questions, please call Student Affairs at (262) 335-5201 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. 

The link to sign up for Placement Tests will be included in your Admissions Letter.

Your results will be given to you when you meet with your advisor. Be sure to take your Placement Tests at least two weeks prior to meeting with your advisor.

Non UW-WC Students

You must be an admitted UW-WC student to take Placement Tests at our campus. ONLY Regional Placement Tests are available for students NOT attending our campus. Registration for these tests begins February 1st.  Results can be obtained from an advisor at your campus.

Please register for the Regional Placement testing dates here.

Current UW-WC Students

Placement Tests are required of all UW-WC students who plan to take English and Mathematics classes. The results are used to determine the appropriate English and Mathematics courses in which you should enroll. We also offer optional placement testing in Spanish, French and German (more information below). Tests from other colleges and universities outside the UW System DO NOT replace these Placement Tests.

Your test results will be given to you by your advisor. To schedule a meeting with your advisor, please call Student Affairs at (262) 335-5201.  Current UW-WC students can sign up for Placement Testing here.

What to Bring & Know

  • Photo ID is REQUIRED.  (driver's license, state issued ID, passport or a high school student ID if it includes a picture).  Students will not be allowed to test without providing an appropriate photo ID.
  • #2 sharpened pencils.
  • NON-GRAPHING calculator.  It is not required, but a calculator will not be provided. Graphing calculators and cell phone calculators are not allowed.
  • Use the main campus entrance.  Be on time or you may not be allowed to test that day.  Check in just inside the front doors.  If you are unfamiliar with the campus please get directions to campus before the test.
  • Information to help prepare for Placement Tests.

When to Arrive

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time as all tests will begin on time. 

Late arrivals are not admitted to a testing room.

The Mathematics and English tests are 90 minutes each. The Foreign Language test is 60 minutes. Tests are administered in that order. There is a short break between tests.

Students With Disabilities

If you have a disability, you will need to submit an Accommodations Packet. Students requesting accommodations for testing will be scheduled on a non-testing date in our campus Learning Center. Test dates are scheduled after your accommodations are approved. Documentation is required. Visit the UW College Accessibility page for important information.

For more information, email the Placement Test Administrator or call (262) 335-5250, ext.306.

Foreign Language Placement Testing

Optional placement testing is available in Spanish, French and German. Students who began language study in high school and wish to continue studying the same language in college, are advised to take the Foreign Language Placement Test in order to determine which UW-WC language course is appropriate. Depending on your placement, you may be eligible to earn retroactive college credits. We encourage you to consult with your transfer campus for the foreign language requirements to ensure you meet admission and/or graduation requirements on that campus.

Regional Testing

Any UW System student (including UW-WC students) can register for Regional Placement Testing held on specific Saturdays at UW-WC and other UW campuses. Regional Testing is available from March through July. Registration begins February 1st. If you are not a UW-WC student, Regional Placement Testing is the only option that we offer. All other Placement Tests on our campus are for UW-WC students only. Register for Regional Testing

Regional Placement Test results are only available at your campus. Please check with your advisor.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding Placement Testing, email  Placement Test Administrator or call (262) 335-5250, ext.306.