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New Freshmen Entering Spring 2021

Registering and Taking Placement Tests

Placement tests are currently available online. We will be offering in-person, socially-distanced exam opportunities before Virtual Spring Orientation, on Monday, January 25th, 2021. More information to come.

All students are required to take placement tests, and we currently have both in-person and online options for placement testing. During your orientation day, you will be meeting with your academic advisor to select spring classes. Having these placement scores is critical to your course selection.


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. Our English Placement exams as well as our World Languages exams (French, German, and Spanish) are okay to take online.

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. Because you'll be participating in virtual Orientation, we encourage you to take your online placement exam at least one week prior to your scheduled orientation date on Monday, January 25th, 2021. If you instead choose to take your placement exam in person, see those details below.

IN-PERSON EXAMS (more information coming)

This is an opportunity to take a proctored test in Math, English or World Languages (French, German or Spanish) on-campus. You can find more information on how to register for in-person exams by 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. 

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


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.


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

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