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Placement Testing

Placement Testing for Current and Incoming Students

In response to COVID-19, the Center for Placement Testing has created online, not proctored placement tests, in addition to our in-person offerings at UW-Eau Claire.

If you are in incoming Blugold for the Spring 2021 semester, please see the appropriate page below for information on placement testing ahead of your Virtual Orientation experience. All students are required to take placement tests.

IN-PERSON EXAMS (for current students)

This is an opportunity to take a proctored test in Math, English or World Languages (French, German or Spanish) on-campus. You must pre-register to take these exams, and you can find more information on how to access these exams by contacting your Academic Advisor or emailing To the in-person exams, students must bring:

  • A photo ID
  • #2 pencil(s) with erasers
  • A non-graphing calculator (if taking the Math Placement exam)
  • Mask

Please note: Face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be practiced during the test. Math and English are 90-minute tests, World Languages are 60-minute tests, and you must stay the entire test time. One test is offered per day per student. 

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


Our online tests are not proctored and free of charge. You must register for these exams using your UWEC email, and you can do so hereIt is not recommended for students to take their Math Placement exam online; please see our in-person options if you need to take Math placement.

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 about one week for tests to be scored and sent to UW-Eau Claire. We highly recommend that you take them as soon as you can.


If you have questions about our testing options, would like to know more, or need accommodations, please contact

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