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Placement Testing

2020 Placement Testing Open

In response to COVID-19, the Center for Placement Testing has created online, not proctored placement tests. Tests are now available.

New student orientation placement tests now available

Current as of 6.05.20

Placement tests are now available. Please register for and complete the exams here. Students must use their UWEC email account to register for the placement tests.

Note that 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.

Which tests should I take?

All students should take the English test and the Math test. If you have had two years of high school French, German or Spanish, please also take the appropriate language test. Exams will be available on-demand, and you do not need to complete all of the exams in one sitting.

Note: Chinese language placement tests will be available via Canvas this summer. A Japanese language placement test will be available once campus opens. More information on these tests is coming soon. 

What else should I know?

To take the tests, your web browser must be able to accept cookies, JavaScript, and pop-up windows. We recommended 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 in to the system to submit.

If you are participating in virtual Orientation sometime between June 8 through June 12, do all you can to take the exams before Thursday, June 4, at 7:00 pm. During Orientation, you will be meeting with your academic advisor to select fall classes. Having these placement scores is really important for this meeting. Test results, along with high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores, will be used to determine the best classes for you to take to make sure you are academically successful.

If you are scheduled for Orientation after June 12, note that 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 the testing process, please email

If you have not yet registered for online orientation, reserve your spot here.

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