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PLACEMENT TESTING

Due to COVID-19 and Wisconsin's current Safer at Home Order, we have cancelled all upcoming Placement Testing and made the decision that new students beginning in Summer and Fall 2020 will not be required to take the Wisconsin Placement Test. Course placements for English, Math, and World Language will be based on a holistic review of your academic background.

More information can be found in the sections below.

How Will I Be Placed In My Courses?

Incoming Students will placed into English, Math, and World Language courses based on a holsitic review of their academic background. More detailed information can be found below.

  • Incoming students with transferable credit (based on AP scores or college-level transferable coursework) will be placed based on their transfer credits.
  • Incoming students without transferable credit for Math will be placed based on ACT/SAT math scores and college transfer/high school GPA.
  • Incoming students without transferable credit for English will be placed based on ACT/SAT English scores. 
  • Incoming students without transferable credit for World Language will be placed based on high school coursework and GPA. 

Online Testing

There is a possibility that online testing options for the Wisconsin Placement Test may become available online later this summer. If that occurs, students will be able to take the exam(s), but we will not make it a requirement. 

Questions?

For questions, please contact us at placement@uwp.edu or by phone at (262) 595-2721.

Course Placement
Any incoming student that has applied and been accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to participate in the Early College Credit program will be placed into their courses based on the information below.

  • Incoming students with transferable credit (based on AP or college-level transferable coursework) will be placed based on their transfer credits. 
  • Incoming students without transferable credit for Math will be placed on ACT/SAT Math scores and college transfer/high school GPA.
  • Incoming students without transferable credit for English will be placed based on ACT/SAT English scores.
  • Incoming students without transferable credit for World Language will be placed based on high school course work and GPA. 

What If I Do Not Have An ACT/SAT Score?

Students participating in the Early College Credit Program that do not have a SAT/ACT score will need to take the online Wisconsin Placement Test. Information will be sent to qualifying students after June 1, 2020.

Questions?
For questions/assistance, please email placement@uwp.edu.

 

Current Student: Residual Testing
Any student who is currently enrolled at Parkside and needs to take a Placement Test will have to wait until in person testing resumes in the Fall of 2020. 

Questions?
For questions/assistance, please email placement@uwp.edu.

Students requesting accommodations at Regional, Residual or Computer-Based Testing must follow the process below. Students who do not follow this process as outlined will not be granted accommodations.
 

  1. DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE for either paper/pencil or computer-based testing (CBT). You will not receive accommodations by registering online, you must follow the process as described below. Please be patient, this process can take up to several weeks.
     

  2. Any student needing a testing accommodation must secure a letter on their High School letterhead from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal that includes the following:
     

    1. Appropriate Test Accomodations for the student

    2. Name, address, telephone number, email address and date of birth of the student.

    3. The date and site the student wants to be tested at (NOTE: if the student is using Computer-Based Testing, this must be indicated in lieu of the date/site.)

    4. Campus the student plans on attending
       

  3. The letter should be sent to Tim O’Connor at the Center for Placement Testing via US Mail/UPS/FedEx or email (listed below) prior to registering for any residual or regional testing dates.

    Tim O'Connor, Center for Placement Testing
    1025 West Johnson Street
    Madison, WI 53706

    Email: tnoconno@wisc.edu 

  4. In order to ensure accommodation requests are fulfilled, this letter must be received no later than 14 days prior to the requested testing date.
     

  5. If the accommodation is approved, the student will be notified and instructed to contact New Student Services to register for a testing date.
     

  6. Not all testing dates (based on space and/or staffing) may be available to students requesting an accommodation.
     

  7. If a student requests an accommodation on the day of testing, the student will be asked to follow the above process and attend a future test date.

Students who have taken the Advanced Placement test and have received credits are still required to take the Wisconsin Placement Tests (for Math and English) if we have not received your official scores from College Board.

After we receive your official scores, if your Placement based on your AP scores is higher we will adjust your course placement.

To review the AP equivalencies, please click here.

Questions? Email placement@uwp.edu.

Need to brush up on your Math, English, or Foreign Language knowledge before testing – check out these practice exams!
 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

262-595-2721  |  placement@uwp.edu
 

NEW STUDENT SERVICES

Phone:
 
262-595-2721
 
Orientation: orientation@uwp.edu 
Placement:  placement@uwp.edu 
Early College Options:
 
eccp@uwp.edu 

 
Address: 

 
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144 
 
Location:  Student Center D105 
Parking: Parking Lot A 
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