Placement Tests & ACT
Placement tests are given in English, Mathematics, Arithmetic Skills, and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French and German). The purpose of the placement tests is to provide the University with information to place students at the correct level of the students program. Placement is compatible with the student's expected level of achievement based on their test scores, and allows students to be placed with others at the same level of preparation. This usually results in a successful learning experience and a satisfactory final grade. New students' placement is determined by ACT or SAT sub-scores in English and Mathematics. The English and Mathematics placement tests are open to international students and transfer students who do not have ACT or SAT sub-scores. Group placement tests are given at the beginning of each semester. Individual testing is available by appointment in the Testing Office.
- For more information on group tests, see the UW Center for Placement Testing website at http://testing.wisc.edu/center.html.
- For more information on individual tests, please contact the UW-Whitewater Testing Office.
- For more information about ACT, please visit www.actstudent.org.
- For more information about SAT, please visit www.collegeboard.com/sat.