Information for Freshmen about Regional Placement Tests
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 tests, because if your scores are too low, you may be required to take remedial classes and if you score well enough you can place out of courses.
When and Where:
Tests Centers throughout Wisconsin and some in Minnesota offer the placement tests. There are also limited options for computer-based testing for an additional fee.
Placement tests must be taken 10 days prior to your Orientation date if you are taking them anywhere other than UW-Eau Claire.
Placement Testing During Orientation:
Placement tests will be given the day before selected orientation dates this summer. However, choosing to take tests during the summer will limit your choice of orientation dates and make orientation a two day program.
A $25 fee for placement tests will be included in your fall semester bill.