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Placement Tests for Transfer Students

Tests Required


Math Placement:
All students who do not have previous college level work in the subject must take the UW System mathematics placement test prior to enrolling in any mathematics course or course with a mathematics prerequisite.

English Placement:
Any student who has not taken a composition course must take the English placement test.

Foreign Language:
Any student without college level work in the subject who wants to take French, Spanish, German who had the language in high school and has been out of high school for fewer than 3 years must also take the placement test. You may not take the entry level course without a placement test.

How do I know how my courses transferred?

  • Check out your transfer credit report.  For information about accessing your account see the Transfer check list on the Admissions page.
  • If you have not sent us your current semester courses, do so immediately so we can properly advise you. In the mean time you can check on equivalencies at the Transfer Wizard.

What if I have taken AP, IB or CLEP exams?
Credits received through any credit by examination do not automatically transfer. Click here for more information.

What if I took placement tests at another UW-System School?
If you took UW-System placement tests at a previous school, we will access those and load them onto our database.

Can I use placement tests taken at schools not in the UW-System?
No, placement tests from outside the UW-System do not transfer.

What material do the placement tests cover?
Information on the contents of the placement tests can be found on the Center for Placement Testing website.

When can I take the placement tests?
Group testing available on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Hibbard Hall Room 100.  

      English 11:00 AM  
      Math 1:15 PM (allowed a non-graphing calculator)
      French, German or Spanish 3:00 PM. 

Contact Academic Testing in the Old Library room 2100 (Advising, Retention + Career Center) email to make an individual appointment.