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 UW Regional Placement Testing Program

Important Placement Testing Information:

For New Freshman--Regional Placement Exam


Regional Placement FAQs

Placement Testing Handout

  • The UW  Placement Testing registration site for the spring 2014 testing cycle is open. Placement tests are available as paper/pencil exams or as computer delivered exams.

  • All new freshmen planning to enroll for Fall 2014 are required to submit results of the Wisconsin Placement Tests prior to Summer Orientation & Registration in June.

  • Math Placement Test is required for all students.

  • English Placement Test is required for all students.

  • ACT or SAT scores do NOT fulfill either requirement.

  • Foreign Language Placement Test is required to take Spanish, German or  French language courses.

  • Placement test scores are part of your student record and used by your advisor to plan your course schedule. Students who have not taken the placement tests may be able to not enroll in math, English, or some science courses until test scores are in your WINGS record.

  • A $32.00 test fee is charged to your UW-L fall billing statement.

  • To register for the tests, go to http://testing.wisc.edu/ and click on Follow this link for the Regional Testing Program.  Choose the date and location most convenient for you. Register as soon as possible - especially if you need a specific date or test site, as some dates and sites fill quickly.  Administration of the placement tests takes place at 26 different locations around the state on a variety of dates from March through July.  When selecting your test date, check with coaches, music directors, etc., and look at your high school calendar to ensure you have no conflicts.  Print out your selection for date and location of your test registration.  If you do need to change your test date, go back to the registration link. 

  • Take Placement Exams on your laptop computer - You can take the exams via computer on your laptop in a proctored environment. See the University of Wisconsin Center for Placement Testing website for more details. 

  • The test begins at 8:00 am and will run through 1:00 pm.  There is a short break between exams.