You have three options to complete placement tests prior to orientation. You may take the test at Participating UW-System Schools (Option 1), or at UW-Eau Claire the day before your orientation (Option 2), or for an additional fee through Computer-Based Testing (Option 3).
If you are taking the placement tests at a location other than UW-Eau Claire, you must complete them at least two weeks prior to participating in orientation. This is required to allow sufficient time for the test to be scored and processed.
University of Wisconsin requires students to show a government-issued photo identification document such as driver's license, state-issued ID or passport when they arrive to take placement tests. A high school photo ID is acceptable. Students will not be allowed to test without providing an appropriate photo ID.
Please bring sharpened #2 pencils with good erasers and a non-graphing calculator.
You may take the placement tests only once. It is important to do your best on the tests because if your scores are too low, you may be required to take remedial courses. Contents of the placement tests along with practice tests may found at UW Center for Placement Testing.
A $30.00 Placement Testing Services fee will be assessed on your first tuition bill.
Option 1: Test at Participating UW-System Schools
Go to the Center for Placement Testing website and determine if a UW-System school near you gives the placement tests (residual placement testing). Each school has different testing policies and a proctoring fee is often required.
You may test at any UW-System school and UW-Eau Claire will obtain your scores.
Option 2: Test at UWEC day before orientation (January 30)
Placement tests will given on January 30, the day before orientation. One day will be spent taking the placement tests and the scores will be available the next day during your orientation. No registration is required.
Schedule on testing day in Hibbard Humanities Hall room 100 (all times are approximate).
- Seating: 10:45 - 11 a.m.
- Math testing: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- English testing: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
- Foreign Language testing: 3 - 4 p.m.
When planning your arrival time, please allow at least 15 minutes to find parking and walk to the testing location. You may park in the Hibbard Lot across from Hibbard Humanities Hall. You may use the parking permit given to you for Orientation.
Option 3: Computer-Based Testing
Because of additional non-refundable fees ($80-$100), it is recommended that you consult with an academic advisor at UW-Eau Claire before registering for a computer-based test.
For registration go to UW Center for Placement Testing and read "Option 2: Computer based test, By appointment."