Information for Freshmen Placement Testing
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.
Credit by Exam and Transfer Work
When and Where:
Test 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 two weeks prior to your Orienation date if you are taking them anywhere other than UW-Eau Claire.
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.
A $25 fee for placement tests will be included in your fall semester bill.