Placement Registration

Please read the following instructions before registering for a UW System Placement Exam.

  • If you have questions or issues when registering for the online UW System Placement exams, contact the Center for Placement Testing by phone at 608-262-5863 or by email at frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu.
  • All exams are online and unproctored.
    • UW Whitewater allows unproctored Math exams, so please choose the Math A exam for Math placement.
  • You will log in with your UWW NetID and password to complete the registration form before taking the exam.
  • Please use your UWW email address for your email. You will need to access this email to retrieve a confirmation code.
  • Within two business days of registering (but more likely within a few minutes), you will receive an email from Meazure Learning with a username and password for accessing the exams.
    • You will use the instructions for On Demand Testing.
  • To take the exams, your web browser must be able to accept cookies, JavaScript, and pop-up windows. We recommend you use the most up-to-date version of your web browser. If you leave or log out of an exam before finishing, you may log back in and the system will remember how much time was remaining.
  • The standard time for the Math A and English tests is 90 minutes, while the standard time for the World Language exams is 60 minutes.
  • Upon completing an exam, you must submit it in order for us to receive your scores. If you forget to submit your exam, you should be able to log back into the system to submit.
  • If you are taking more than one exam, you do not need to take the exams on a single day. You have 180 days to start a placement test once eligibility for the placement exam has been determined.
  • Incoming students will see a $50 Course Placement Fee on their student bill. This covers costs that UW-Whitewater is required to pay to the Center for Placement Testing to facilitate placement exams for our institution.


  • If you would like to request to take the online placement tests under non-standard conditions due to a disability, please do not sign up online. Instead, go to the UW Center for Placement Testing and follow the instructions to email your information to Tim O'Connor and begin the accommodation process. Please call or email the UW Center for Placement Testing at 608-262-5863 or frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu if you have any questions about the process.
  • If you are a current student and are taking the paper and pencil tests at the Testing Center, please have the Center for Students with Disabilities contact the Testing Center to arrange the needed accommodations.

Retaking Placement Exams

  • English placement exam retakes are not allowed at this time.
  • If you wish to retake a World Language exam, please contact Pilar Melero for approval.
  • You may retake the Math placement exam one time.
  • All retake exams (for Math and World Languages) must be an in-person, paper and pencil exam taken at the Testing Center after the period of UW System Regional Testing (April through June) has concluded.
  • Please schedule your exam by emailing testing@uww.edu. There will be a $40 fee will be placed on your student account for test proctoring and scoring.

Questions about Registration? 

Contact the Center for Placement Testing


Tech Issues During an Exam? 

Contact Meazure Learning



Testing Office

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center Room 3011

235 North Prince Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Office Phone: 262-472-5613

Email: Testing@uww.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm