You have three options to complete placement tests prior to orientation. You may take them through Regional Placement Testing (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 (June 11-29, August 23). 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.
Special Accommodations: If you request to take the placement tests under non-standard conditions due to a disability do not sign up online. For more information, go to UW Center for Placement Testing and select "Requesting Accommodations Due to a Disability. Do not register online if you are requesting a non-standard accommodation due to a disability.
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: Regional Placement Testing
If you are taking the placement tests at a location other than UW-Eau Claire, you must complete the them at least two weeks prior to participating in orientation.
Registration for 2018 regional placement testing will open on February 1.
Register as soon as possible as some dates/sites fill quickly.
The tests are offered from March through June on all 26 UW System campuses and sites in Minneapolis and Chicago.
You can test at any site and have scores sent to UW-Eau Claire. Choose the date and location most convenient for you.
When selecting your test date, check with coaches, music directors, etc., and look at your high school and personal calendars to ensure you have no conflicts.
After you register, print out your selected date and location. You should also get an email confirmation. If you don't get your confirmation, check your spam folder. No confirmation letters will be mailed to you.
Schedule on testing day (all times are approximate)
- Seating, orientation and Math testing 8 - 10 a.m.
- English testing: 10:10 - 11:50 a.m.
- Foreign Language testing: Noon - 1 p.m.
For registration go to UW Center for Placement Testing and select "Paper/Pencil Testing in and near Wisconsin."
Option 2: Test at UWEC day before orientation
For students unable to attend Regional Placement Testing (Option 1), placement tests will given the day before selected orientation sessions in June and August.
No registration is necessary, just indicate this option when signing up for your orientation session (sign up begins April 9). However, selecting this option may limit your choices when signing up for orientation because placement tests will be given on the following dates: June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28, August 22.
One day will be spent taking the placement tests and the scores will be available the next day during your orientation.
Schedule on testing day in Hibbard Humanities Hall room 100 (all times are approximate).
- Seating 10:45 - 11 a.m.
- English testing 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Math testing 1 - 2:45 p.m.
- Foreign Language testing 3 - 4 p.m.
Option 3: Computer-Based Testing (added fee)
For students unable to attend Regional Placement Testing (Option 1), or Testing at UW-Eau Claire the day before Orientation (Option 2), computer-based testing is available for an additional fee at Castle Worldwide test centers throughout the United States and the world.
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 select "Computer-Based Testing (CBT) at Castle Worldwide Testing Center."