Phone: 608.785.8073 Fax:
General questions regarding CTC services can be sent to:
Welcome Back Students
As of January 28, 2013, our Urgent Care hours are now
Monday - Friday
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Relaxation Room is open for all students. No appointment needed!
Resources for Dealing with
Crisis and Traumatic Events:
Tips for College Students in the Wake of Trauma
Brochure: Dealing with Crisis and Traumatic Events
Make an Appointment:
Call or stop in to make an appointment. At the first counseling appointment, the receptionist will ask the student to complete a client information form and read through the informed consent form. The client information form will help the counselor understand the student's concerns. (The student may complete these forms in two ways. 1) At home, by clicking on the above links, printing and filling them out, and bringing them to the first appointment. 2) In our office, by arriving at least 15 minutes before the appointment, receiving them from our staff, and completing them.) The student and counselor will then discuss the student's situation and determine what counseling service will be most helpful. The first session takes approximately 20 minutes.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please
contact the Counseling Center
within 24 hours of your appointment time to cancel or reschedule.
University Police (emergency): 608.789.9999
Great Rivers 24-hour helpline: 211 or 800.362.8255
La Crosse County Crisis Line: 608.784.4357
Gundersen/Lutheran Medical Center: 608.782.7300 or 800.362.9567
Mayo Clinic-La Crosse: 608.785.0940 or 800.362.5454
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255 or 800.273.TALK
Individual counseling provides an opportunity to talk with a personal counselor about anything you wish and to get help in resolving conflicts, solving problems, choosing a major, career testing, handling crisis situations, making decisions, and developing better coping skills.
Each semester, the Counseling Center, based on students' interests and needs, schedules a variety of groups and workshops designed to help students learn new interpersonal skills, coping skills, and discuss personal concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Check with the Counseling Center for information about current group offerings or click here.
The Counseling & Testing Center offers workshops and individual sessions on academic skills such as: note taking, text book study, test preparation, managing test anxiety, test taking skills, vocabulary, and speed reading. Click here for more information.
Students or staff who are concerned about their own or a friend’s alcohol or drug use may receive consultation, assessments, short term counseling, or referrals to a number of community resources to help address these concerns.
UW Regional Placement Testing Program
The UW Placement Testing registration site for the spring 2013 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 2013 are required to submit results of the Wisconsin Placement Tests prior to Orientation & Registration for classes.
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 language courses, and strongly recommended for German and French.
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.
National testing programs are open to all: UW-L students, students from other schools, & persons in the local/regional community. These tests include the ACT, CLEP Exams, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, Praxis II, PPST, SAT, TOEFL & the UW System Placement Tests.
Computer Based Testing (CBT)
Our CBT Center is open Monday through Saturday. The GRE & Praxis I (PPST) are offered most days, with MCAT and TOEFL on set exam dates. We are also a testing site for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence).
Praxis II exams are migrating from paper/pencil exams to computer delivered exams. Some have continuous scheduling, and others have discrete windows of administration. See the Praxis webpage for more information: http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/computer
Many other exams - Miller Analogies (MAT), College Level Exam
Program (CLEP), proctored of distance exams - are given on
demand. We also administer exams for Pearson/VUE, Comira, CWW (Castle World Wide),
and PAN (Performance Assessment Network). We are
testing site for the MTLE, the Minnesota Teachers License Test.
More information on testing