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UWL Testing Center

A page within Counseling & Testing

The UWL Computer Based Test Center is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm.

Phone: 608.785.8968  Fax: 608.785.8965

Location: 2106 Centennial Hall (second floor)
La Crosse, WI 54601 
N43º 48' 48"
W91º 13' 56"

UWL Parking Ramp

The Passport Parking app is the only way to pay for parking at UWL.
Download the Passport Parking app in advance and pay on your smartphone.

Visitors to the UWL Test Center should park in the parking ramp on the north side of campus off of La Crosse Street/Highway 16.
UW Parking Services Ramp -- 605 17th Street North, La Crosse, WI.
Individuals using the Passport Parking app can park using the app on levels 1-3 of the parking ramp.
The zone for the Parking Ramp is 351.
Use your license plates to validate transactions.
Parking is $1 an hour.
See the UWL Parking Website for details and to watch the parking video. 

Visit the Directions to Testing Center page for driving directions.

Once parked in the ramp, walk south to Centennial Hall.

Exit the ramp, walk south past the Child Care Center, Prairie Springs Science Building, the Murphy Library, and the Clock Tower.
Centennial Hall will be on your right just past the Clock Tower.
The Testing Center is located on the Second Floor, 2106 Centennial Hall.
Once in Centennial Hall, take the elevator at the east end of the lobby to second floor.
Exit the elevator on second floor, go down the hall to the right, and Counseling & Testing is the last door on the left, room 2106.

Lot C-10, near Centennial Hall, is closed as of April 1, 2024. Streets surrounding Lot C-10 are also closed for construction.


Admissions exams
Licensure & Professional Certification exams
Employment & Talent screening exams
UW Placement Tests



Most testing appointments are scheduled through the exam vendor; see below for the tests offered through the UWL Testing Center.


Image stating National College Testing Association Proctoring Network ParticipantLogo of National College Testing Association






  • ACE (American Council on Exercise)
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
         Scheduling is now live for ASE Test Center 7643, UW La Crosse.
         ASE testing is available every Friday.
  • ACT (ACT college admission test, National test dates) test center 046720
  • **ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
          ACTFL registration instructions
  • BOC (Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers)
  • CHES/MCHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • **CLEP  - Earn college credit through College Level Exam Program, Test Center1914
    • UWL CLEP Policy
    • Modern States  Do the free CLEP test prep and Modern States will pay for your CLEP Test
      Register and enroll in a prep course at Modern States
      Complete the prep course and request your free CLEP voucher
      Use a voucher from Modern States to pay the $93 CLEP test fee
      Schedule your exam at UWL Test Center through RegisterBlast
      Take your test, send your CLEP Scores to UWL
      Get college credit for qualifying scores
      Modern States will reimburse the $28.50 proctor fee
      Modern States Handout.pdf
  • **Correspondence (proctored/distance exams for other schools)
  • **DSST (college credit by exam, formerly DANTES) center DSST9068
  • FORT (Foundations of Reading Test - Wisconsin)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) register for center STN20517A
  • LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
  • **MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
  • MTLE (Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams)
  • NTN (National Testing Network, jobs in public safety, police, firefighter)
  • Praxis Series (Praxis CORE, Praxis Subject Tests) register for center STN20517A
  • SAT (SAT college admission test) test center 50172
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) register for center STN20517A
  • UW Placement Tests
  • Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Test (PAT) on line through Pearson/VUE

**Register through Register Blast ( exams marked with **.  

    Register for other exams through their websites.


  • Register BlastFast and secure online registration for these exams - ACTFL, CLEP, DSST, MAT, and Proctored Correspondence exams.
  • There is a $3.50 surcharge for this service.
  • All online registrations are final and no refunds will be given. We will reschedule your exam once for free, but you must contact the test center in writing at least 24 hours before your scheduled exam appointment.
  • If registering a family member for a test, please fill in all information areas with the examinee information (name, email address, etc.) even if the credit card or checking account used for payment may not be in the examinee name. 
  • Upon successful registration, an email confirmation receipt will be sent.  Print confirmation receipt and bring it on the test date.  IMPORTANT If an email confirmation receipt is not received, there may be a problem with the registration, registrant may have entered an invalid email address, or an email spam blocker may be preventing receipt from coming through. If you do not receive an email confirmation, first check spam blocker, and if that doesn't help, call our test center (608-785-8074).
  • An email reminder will be sent two days before scheduled test date.


Emergency & on-campus resources

Emergency Resources 

  • Off-Campus EMERGENCY: 911
  • On Campus EMERGENCY: 608.789.9999 (UWL Police)
  • UW Mental Health Support 24/7: call/text 888.531.2142
    • UWL Mental Health Crisis and Emotional Support for UWL Students.

On Campus Resources

  • ACCESS Center: 608.785.6900
    • Help with accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Center for Transformative Justice: 608.785.5094
    • Support with belonging on campus and reporting a hate or bias incident.
  • Student Life608.785.8062
    • Resource for students in distress and needing resources, faculty with concern about a student disruption, help with meeting basic needs, and campus CARE team.
  • Student Health Center: 608.785.8558
    • Medical providers available for student health care needs including primary care, mental health, and same-day care. 
  • Violence Prevention: 608.785.5126
    • Confidential support and advocacy for anyone in the campus community who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, violence, abuse, or threats. 


More 24/7 Crisis Resources 

  • La Crosse County Mobile Crisis: 608.784.HELP (4357)
    • Local mental health support and evaluation of risk via phone and/or in person.
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
    • Nationwide mental health support and crisis intervention via phone, text, or chat. Veterans and other service members and their families, press 1 to be connected with specific supports. 
  • Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386
    • Crisis and emotional support for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 25.
  • The Steve Fund: Text 'STEVE' to 741741
    • Crisis and emotional support for students of color.
  • Text ‘Hopeline’ to 741741 
    • Nationwide text-based mental health support
  • Great Rivers 211 Helpline: 211 or 800.362.TALK (8255)
    • Local support and help in connecting with resources for meeting basic needs for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, etc.