Transfer students will be notified by their Advising Retention and Career Center (ARCC) advisor if placement tests are needed.
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 registering for courses. 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 if it contains a photo and your full name. You must present an actual ID, a photograph of an ID will not be accepted.
Please bring sharpened #2 pencils with good erasers. You may bring a battery-powered non-graphing calculator to use on the mathematics portion of the test. Scientific calculators are allowed. Graphing calculators will not be permitted, and your cell phone may not be used as a calculator. Calculators will not be provided at the test site.
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 "Request Special 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.
You have four options to complete placement tests prior to advising appointment. You may take the tests at a participating UW-System School (Option 1), or at UW-Eau Claire the day of your advising appointment (Option 2), or at UW-Eau Claire in January (Option 3), or for an additional fee through Computer-Based Testing (Option 4).
Option 1: Testing at a participating UW-System School
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.
Students should go to the Center for Placement Testing website and determine if a UW-System school near you gives residual placement tests. 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: Testing at UW-Eau Claire before your advising appointment
Placement testing for transfer students may be available before your advising appointment. Please email Academic Testing (firstname.lastname@example.org) to explore this possibility at least one week in advance of your advising appointment.
When planning your arrival time, please allow at least 15 minutes to find parking and walk to the testing location. Students will need to stop into the Visitor Center located at 127 Roosevelt Avenue and request a permit.
Option 3: Testing at UW-Eau Claire in January
Placement tests will be given on January 29.
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.
• World 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.
Transfer students will need to stop into the Visitor Center located at 127 Roosevelt Avenue and request a permit.
Option 4: Computer-Based Testing (additional fee)
If you are unable take placement tests through the above options, Computer-based testing is available throughout the United States and the world for an additional fee.
Computer-based testing must be completed at a ScantronTest Site at least two weeks prior to registering for courses. Computer-based testing begins March 1.
Because of non-refundable fees that range from $80-$100, it is strongly recommended that students consult with an academic advisor (email@example.com) before registering for a computer-based test
For registration go to UW Center for Placement Testing and select “Follow this link to Register to take your Placement Tests.”