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Placement Testing

UW-Eau Claire requires students to take UW-System Placement tests prior to enrolling in:

  • Courses fulfilling the university writing requirement (formerly referred to as the English competency requirement) -- Writing 114, 116, 118.
  • All math and statistic courses and other courses with a math prerequisite.
  • Spanish, French and German courses (unless you have been out of high school for 3 or more years).

The only exception is for students who have prior work in the subject.

Note: Students wishing to take Japanese or Chinese must take a locally developed placement test.  Contact Academic Testing (715-836-5522) to schedule the test.