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Placement Testing for Current and Incoming Students

The Center for Placement Testing continues to offer online, not proctored placement tests. In-person offerings will also be available for current students at UW-Eau Claire.

If you are an incoming Blugold for the Spring 2023 semester, please see the appropriate page below for information on placement testing ahead of your orientation. All incoming students are required to take placement tests.

Fall 2023 Admits! - we are currently in a restructuring process regarding placement exam procedures for our incoming fall 2023 admits. Please watch your email and this site for further details on how to complete your placement exams to come at a later time.

IN-PERSON EXAMS (for current students)

UW-Eau Claire offers paper-based placement tests for current students in the areas of Math, English, and World Languages (French, German and Spanish). On-campus in-person testing opportunities for current students are available for registration through the Navigate app. Consult with your academic advisor to determine if you should take these tests.

Placement tests will be given standard time. If you need accommodations, contact


Our online tests are not proctored. We strongly recommend that you register for these exams using your UWEC email account, and you can do so here

You will need to log in with your campus credentials to complete the registration form before taking the exam. Within two business days of registering (but more likely within a few minutes), you will receive an email from Scantron with a username and password for accessing the exams. 

  • To take the tests, your web browser must be able to accept cookies, JavaScript, and pop-up windows. We recommend you use the most up-to-date version of your web browser. If you leave or log out of a test before finishing, you may log back in and the system will remember how much time was remaining.
  • Upon completing a test, you must submit the exam in order for us to receive your scores. If you forget to submit your exam, you should be able to log back into the system to submit.

Please note: It takes at least one week for tests to be scored and sent to UW-Eau Claire, therefore we highly recommend that you take them as soon as you can.


If you have questions about our testing options, please contact

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