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Admissions - Placement Testing

The purpose of this document is provide information on Placement Testing.



Do I need to take a placement test?
It depends on whether you are a new freshman, adult, international or transfer student. 
New Freshman - Your placement is determined by ACT or SAT sub-scores in English and mathematics. If you scored near the cut for college math or English, we would recommend that you take a placement test.
Adult and International Students - You will need to take a placement test prior to registration to determine your placement in English and math.

Transfer Students - If you have not taken a transferable math or English at your other institution, you will need to take a placement test prior to registration. If you are unsure of the transferability of your math or English course, please contact Admissions.
What do I need to know about placement testing?
  • Placement testing is offered at a variety of locations. Computer based testing is available at some regional locations.
  • English and math placement tests must be taken at least two weeks prior to your assigned orientation.
  • A government-issued photo identification document, such as a driver's license, state-issued ID or passport is required.
  • A non-graphing calculator may be used for the math test.
  • Foreign language placement testing is optional. Foreign language testing is available at both regional and local testing dates.
  • Regional testing begins at 8 a.m. Local testing begins at 12 noon.
  • International students and students from outside Wisconsin may test at their own testing location
  • Sample placement test questions are available online.
When are tests offered at UW-Parkside?

Regional Tests at UW-Parkside (open to ALL University of Wisconsin System applicants) register button

2015 Regional Testing Dates at UW-Parkside (Paper and Pencil tests only)

  • April 18, 2015
  • May 9, 2015
  • May 16, 2015
  • June 6, 2015
  • June 20, 2015
UW-Parkside Applicants and Currently Enrolled Student Only  register
  • April 28, 2015
  • May 5, 2015
  • May 19, 2015
  • June 2, 2015
  • June 16, 2015
  • June 30, 2015
  • July 14, 2015
  • July 28, 2015
  • August 4, 2015
  • August 11, 2015
  • August 18, 2015
  • August 25, 2015
  • September 2, 2015
Test location:  You will receive an email confirmation with the location and time.
Note: Students requiring special accommodations should consult the UW Placement Testing website for regional tests or the UW-Parkside Disability Services at 262-595-2372 for other tests.

I can't come for placement testing at the scheduled testing times. What should I do?

The dates and times provided offer multiple opportunities for coming to take placement tests. You must take the Wisconsin Placement Test during scheduled testing times.




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Owner:Cindy S.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2015-03-03 14:13 CSTUpdated:2019-03-15 10:34 CST
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