UW Center for Placement Testing

General Information

Many UW System campuses require students to take placement tests. The majority of students will take the exams the spring before their freshman year during the Regional Testing Program. Regional Testing registration begins in February each year, and various testing dates are offered throughout spring and summer. Students who don't test during the Regional Testing Program must make arrangements with the campus they are attending to take the test at other times of the year. Please refer to your admissions letter or your campus advising office for information about which placement tests you are required to take.
Click here for the Regional Testing home page
Click here for information about testing at other times of the year

About the Center for Placement Testing

The Center for Placement Testing is administered by Testing and Evaluation Services. The Center leads committees of faculty and instructional staff from various UW System campuses in developing placement tests which are used system-wide for incoming freshmen. Staff from Testing and Evaluation conduct studies to support the development of these tests and effectively use the results to place freshman into appropriate levels in math, English and foreign language courses.


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