RANGER RESTART: Updates, resources, and FAQs

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

Online Placement Testing has been made availabe from the UW Center for Placement Testing. Students who were contacted by Admissions & New Student Services should register to take the appropriate exams. Additionally, if a student who would like to try and test higher than their current placement they can also register to take the exam(s). Please note, the placement exam score will be considered the final placement even if it is lower than the original placement.

Students can register for the Online Placement Exams on the UW Center for Placement Testing website. Students will be given access to all five exams (Math. English, and World Language exams) but only need to complete the exam(s) they are wishing to test in.

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 can register for the Online Placement Testing option through the UW Center for Placement Testing website. Students will be given access to all five exams (Math. English, and World Language exams) but only need to complete the exam(s) they are wishing to test in.

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

Students requesting accommodations for the Online Placement Exams should do so through the UW Center for Placement Testing website.

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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