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Placement Testing

Do I need to take a placement test?
All Students: A math placement test is needed unless you have satisfactory transfer credit in the area of mathematics.*

Adult, international, and transfer students: An English placement test is needed unless you have satisfactory transfer credit in the area of English.*

*If you are unsure if your credit is applicable, contact the Admissions Office.
What do I need to know about placement testing?
  • Placement testing is offered at a variety of locations. Computer based testing is available at some regional locations.
  • English and math placement tests must be taken at least two weeks prior to your assigned orientation.
  • A government-issued photo identification document, such as a driver's license, state-issued ID or passport is required.
  • A non-graphing calculator may be used for the math test.
  • Foreign language placement testing is optional. Foreign language testing is available at both regional and local testing dates.
  • Regional testing begins at 8 a.m. Local testing times vary.
  • International students and students from outside Wisconsin may test at their own testing location
  • Sample placement test questions are available online.

When are tests offered at UW-Parkside?

Regional Tests at UW-Parkside (open to ALL University of Wisconsin System applicants) register button

2016 Regional Testing Dates at UW-Parkside (Paper and Pencil tests only)

  • Regional Testing dates are not available at this time

UW-Parkside Applicants and Currently Enrolled Student Only register button

  • October 18 - 8:00 AM
  • November 15 - Noon
  • December 13 - 8:00 AM
  • January 10 - Noon
  • January 17 - 8:00 AM
  • January 24 - 8:00 AM

Test location:  You will receive an email confirmation with the location and time.

Note: Students requiring special accommodations should consult the UW Placement Testing website for regional tests or the UW-Parkside Disability Services at 262-595-2372 for other tests.

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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