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Information for Freshmen Placement Testing

Tests Required:

You are required to take the English and Math placement tests unless you have received college credit in the subject(s) or are currently enrolled in a college mathematics or composition course.

All students who have taken two or more years of French, German or Spanish in high school and do not have college level credit in the subject must take the foreign language test. The only exception is for students who have been out of high school for three years.

It is important that you do your best on placement test!  With high enough scores, you can test out of classes, but if your scores are too low, you may be required to take remedial courses.

Credit by Exam and Transfer Work

When and Where

Test centers throughout Wisconsin and some in Minnesota offer the placement tests.  There are also options for computer-based testing for an additional fee.

Placement Testing During Orientation

Placement tests will be given Monday - Thursday during Orientation.  Please note that choosing to take the tests during summer will make Orientation a two-day program.  You will receive more information in the Orientation + Registration booklet (sent in mid-March).


There is a $30 fee for placement tests will be included in your fall semester bill.