Placement Tests

Placement Tests

Spring 2015

All incoming students (age 24 and younger) need to have either their ACT or SAT scores on file with the Admissions Office prior to registering for Plan-It Purple. Placement in both math and English is based on these scores, unless university math and/or English classes have been completed. Students may not be allowed to enroll in math or English without these scores. Students who receive an ACT math score of 14 or less will be required to take the Arithmetic Skills Test before the final placement in math. This test can be taken on campus. Please visit the "Placement Testing" web site (link available on left side of this page) for details.

Students who have taken foreign languages (French, German, or Spanish) in high school and plan to continue these studies at UW-Whitewater must take the foreign language placement test. Some may qualify to earn up to 16 "retroactive credits" on the basis of those placement tests and performance in the subsequent university class…with no additional fees! (For example, if a student is placed in Spanish 142 and receives and A or B in the course, he/she will also be given credit for Spanish 141 - 4 credits - at no extra cost.)

If you did not take the foreign language placement test as a regional testing site, you may take it at UW-Whitewater.  For more information, visit the Testing Office's website by clicking on the "Placement Tests" link to the left.

Fall 2015

The placement test procedures will be changed for students planning to attend in the Fall 2015 semester. Updates are coming soon!


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