PLACEMENT TESTING

All NEW First Year and Transfer students MUST take both Math and English Placement Tests at least 2 weeks prior to attending Orientation unless you have satisfactory transfer credit. If you do not complete your Placement Tests prior to attending Orientation you will be asked to reschedule your Orientation to a later date. Please note: taking a Foreign Language Placement Test is not required but highly encouraged.

*If you are unsure if your transfer credit is satisfactory, please email placement@uwp.edu from your RANGER MAIL account.

If you already registered for Placement Testing, check your Rangermail for more information.

If you are unable to access the reservation system AND you can access SOLAR/Ranger Mail, please e-mail placement@uwp.edu for assistance.

 

PLACEMENT TESTING FOR FALL 2018

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See dates below

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Residual testing registration is open
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PLACEMENT TESTING FOR SPRING 2019

Info available by
September 1, 2018

Regional testing registration opens by
Not available for students starting in Spring

Residual testing registration opens by
October 2018

PLACEMENT TESTING FOR FALL 2019

Info available by
February 15, 2019

Regional testing registration opens by
February 1, 2019

Residual testing registration opens by
March 15, 2019

To register for Placement, you must first activate your account:
 

Regional Testing
Any incoming first-year or transfer student that has applied and been accepted to any UW system University or College is eligible to participate in Regional Testing. Students can take the tests at any of the testing locations and their scores will be available to the institution they will be attending.

Location
Testing is proctored at each UW system school and limited testing facilities in Illinois and Minnesota. Click here for a listing of locations.

Dates
Testing begins on March 17, 2018, and concludes in mid-late June. Please click here to review the available dates. Please note that students attending Parkside are required to take their Placement Tests at least 2 weeks prior to their scheduled Orientation session.

Time
Testing will begin at 8 am. All students must be checked-in and seated by 7:50am. Students taking Math and English should anticipate being done around 12 pm on the day of testing. Students taking Math, English and Foreign Language should anticipate being done around 1 pm the day of testing.

Cost
The cost of the taking the test is part of your New Student Fee at Parkside. This fee will appear on your student bill (SOLAR account) at the beginning of the Fall term.

Registration
Students will register on-line for Regional Placement testing by clicking here. Please note that registration closes 8 days before the testing date or when the testing site has reached its capacity.

Canceling or Changing Your Test Date
Do not call the Center for Placement Testing or any campuses to change or cancel your test date. To change or cancel your registration, click here. You can use the online registration system to change or cancel your registration site and/or date. You only need to know your name and the date of birth you entered when you registered, to change or cancel your registration. However, changing can be difficult as popular sites fill quickly and you cannot change to a site once the registration deadline for that date has passed.

Additional Information for Testing at Parkside
Students will receive more information via email 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Questions?
For questions/assistance with registering for Regional Placement testing, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact The Center for Regional Placement Testing at (608) 262-5863.

If you are registered for Regional Placement at Parkside and have questions, please email placement@uwp.edu.

 

Residual Testing
Any incoming first-year or transfer student that has applied and been accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is eligible to participate in Residual Testing. Students that are not accepted to Parkside will not be eligible to test during Residual Testing dates.

Location
Testing will take place on-campus at Parkside. Students will receive more information regarding location in their Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Dates
March 27  |  8 am
May 1  |  8 am
May 22  |  8 am
May 29  |  12 pm
June 3  |  8 am
July 16  |  8 am
August 7  |  8 am
August 14  |  12 pm
August 20  |  8 am

Time
Testing will begin at either 8 am or 12 pm (as indicated above) All students must be checked-in and seated by 5 minutes prior to the start time. Students taking Math and English should anticipate being done within 4 hours of the start of the test. Students taking Math, English and Foreign Language should anticipate being done within 5 hours of the start of the test. 

Registration
Students will register online for Residual Placement testing. Registration is open. Please note that registration closes at 8 am 3 business days before the testing date or when the testing site has reached its capacity.

Canceling or Changing your Test Date
Please log back into the reservation system to change or cancel your Placement Testing reservation. You must cancel/change the date before the session closes 3 business days prior. Failure to attend will result in a $25 no-show fee that will be charged to your SOLAR account.

Additional Information for Testing at Parkside
Students will receive more information via email (to their RANGER MAIL) 3 business days prior to the testing date.

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

 

Computer Based Testing
This option is open to all First Year and Transfer students who are attending a University of Wisconsin (UW) system university or college who are unable to attend an in-person testing date due to:

  • Living abroad/internationally
  • Living somewhere other than Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois
  • Medical Condition(s)
  • Deployed/Active Duty in the Military

Location
Testing is proctored through Castle Worldwide and are located throughout North America and Internationally.

Dates
Testing begins on March 17, 2018. Dates vary depending on testing site and availability.

Cost
There is an additional fee for using this testing option. In addition to the Course Placement fee included in your New Student Fee, the student is responsible for the additional fees listed below. The fee schedule is variable depending on the number of tests and location:

  • One exam session: $80 (up to 90 minutes)
  • Two exam session: $90 (up to 3 hours)
  • three exam session: $100 (up to 4 hours)
  • Outside of the United States: $175 (up to 3 exams; 4 hours)

Registration
Please click here to register for a Computer-Based Test. Please note that you MUST take these tests at least 14 business days prior to your scheduled Orientation session.

Questions?
For questions/assistance with registering for a Computer-Based Test, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact The Center for Regional Placement Testing at (608) 262-5863.

For questions regarding Placement testing at Parkside, please email placement@uwp.edu.

 

Residual Testing
Any incoming student that has applied and been accepted to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to participate in the Early College Credit program is eligible to participate in Residual Testing. Students who are approved and are planning on taking any Math, English, Foreign Language or a course that has a Math/English/Foreign Language pre-requisite are required to take the Placement Test.

Location
Testing will take place on-campus at Parkside. Students will receive more information regarding location in their Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Date
August 7  |  8 am
NOTE: This is the ONLY date available for testing.

Time
Testing will begin at 8 am. All students must be checked-in and seated by 5 minutes prior to the start time. Students taking Math and English should anticipate being done within 4 hours of the start of the test. Students taking Math, English and Foreign Language should anticipate being done within 5 hours of the start of the test.

Cost
There is no cost to take the test.

Registration
Students will register on-line for Placement Testing. Registration is open. Please note that registration closes at 8 am 3 business days before the testing date or when the testing site has reached its capacity.

Additional Information for Testing at Parkside
Students will receive more information via email (to their RANGER MAIL) 3 business days prior to the testing date.

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

 

Testing Needed for Admission
Students that do not have a valid ACT score or are new students over the age of 21 will be required to take Placement Testing prior to an Admission decision.

Location
Testing will take place on-campus at Parkside. Students will receive more information regarding location in their Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Dates
March 27  |  8 am
May 1  |  8 am (late testing date for June admission consideration)
May 22  |  8 am
May 29  |  12 pm
June 12  |  8 am (late testing date for July admission consideration)
July 3  |  8 am
July 16  |  8 am
August 7  |  8 am
August 14  |  12 pm (late testing date for Fall admission consideration)

Time
Testing will begin at either 8 am or 12 pm (as indicated above). All students must be checked-in and seated by 5 minutes prior to the start time. Students taking Math and English should anticipate being done within 4 hours of the start of the test. Students taking Math, English and Foreign Language should anticipate being done within 5 hours of the start of the test.

Cost
The cost to take the test for admission purposes is $25/test. The fee must be paid in exact cash or check (made payable to UW-Parkside) the day of testing.

Registration
Students should email placement@uwp.edu to register. Please use your RANGER EMAIL account and include the following information:

  • Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Date you want to take the test

Canceling or Changing Your Test Date
You must cancel/change the date before the session closes 3 business days prior. Failure to attend will result in a $25 no-show fee that will be charged to your SOLAR account. Please email placement@uwp.edu to cancel or change your reservation.

Additional Information for Testing at Parkside
Students will receive more information via email (to their RANGER MAIL) 3 business days prior to the testing date.

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 is eligible to do so on any of the Residual Testing dates listed below. Current students are NOT eligible to test on Regional testing dates or via Computer-Based testing.

Eligibility
Students are only eligible to take a placement test if they have not attempted or completed a college-level course in Math, English or Foreign Language. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email placement@uwp.edu.

Location
Testing will take place on-campus at Parkside. Students will receive more information regarding location in their Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Dates
March 27  |  8 am
May 1  |  8 am
May 22  |  8 am
May 29  |  12 pm
June 12  |   8 am
July 3  |   8 am
July 16  |  8 am
August 7  |  8 am
August 14  |  12 pm
August 20  |  8 am

Time
Testing will begin at either 8 am or 12 pm (as indicated above). All students must be checked-in and seated by 5 minutes prior to the start time. Students taking Math and English should anticipate being done within 4 hours of the start of the test. Students taking Math, English and Foreign Language should anticipate being done within 5 hours of the start of the test.

Cost
The cost to take the test for admission purposes is $25/test. The fee must be paid in exact cash or check (made payable to UW-Parkside) the day of testing.

Registration
Students should email placement@uwp.edu to register. Please use your RANGER EMAIL account and include the following information:

  • Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Date you want to take the test
  • Test(s) you want to take

Canceling or Changing Your Test Date
You must cancel/change the date before the session closes 3 business days prior. Failure to attend will result in a $25 no-show fee that will be charged to your SOLAR account. Please email placement@uwp.edu to cancel or change your reservation.

Additional Information for Testing at Parkside
Students will receive more information via email (to their RANGER MAIL) 3 business days prior to the testing date.

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

Spanish Oral Proficiency
Students who place via the placement test OR transferable credit into Spanish 303 are required to take the Spanish Oral Placement Test prior to beginning the course.

Eligibility
If you are unsure of your eligibility or if you are required to take this test, please email placement@uwp.edu.

Location
Testing will take place on-campus at Parkside. Students will receive more information regarding location in their Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior to the testing date.

Dates
April 27  |  10 am
August 10  |  10 am
August 28  |  2 pm

Time
Testing will begin at either 10:00am or 2:00pm (as indicated above). All students must be checked-in and seated by 5 minutes prior to the start time. Students should anticipate the test taking approximately 60 minutes.

Cost
There is no cost to take this test.

Registration
Students should email placement@uwp.edu to register. Please use your RANGER EMAIL account and include the following information:

  • Legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Date you want to take the test

Canceling or Changing Your Test Date
You must cancel/change the date before the session closes 3 business days prior. Failure to attend will result in a $25 no-show fee that will be charged to your SOLAR account. Please email placement@uwp.edu to cancel or change your reservation.

Additional Information for Testing at Parkside
Students will receive more information via email (to their RANGER MAIL) 3 business days prior to the testing date.

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 in the Fall
       

  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: tnconno@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 place into Math 10 via the Wisconsin Placement Test are not eligible to retake the WPT Math test.  However, you are eligible to take the Essential Math Skills (EMS) Assessment.  The EMS is a 45-minute assessment took and is designed to further measure your skill level in the fundamental aspects of Math to ensure you are placed into the appropriate Math course. Students who score above the established cut score will be placed into Math 15 and you must take/complete Math 15 in the next semester.  Your score on the EMS will determine your final Math placement.  

If you are interested in taking the EMS Assessment, you have two options:
 

1. Register for Math 10 Move-Up (only available First Year students who complete Orientation in June or July). 

During the first day of MMU, the EMS Assessment will be proctored and hand-scored immediately.  If you score above the established cut score, you will be notified through Ranger Mail, released from Math Move-Up and we will change your schedule so you are registered for Math 15.  If you score below the established cut score, you will be notified via Ranger Mail and will remain in Math Move-Up 10.  Upon successful completion of MMU 10, you will be eligible to take Math 15 in the Fall term.   

Registration for Math Move-Up will open on June 1.

 

2. Attend the EMS Testing Day (only available to First Year and Transfer students who have not taken the EMS AND did not register for or complete Math Move-Up 10).

On September 4 at 7:00am, we will offer the EMS Assessment will be proctored and hand-scored immediately. If you score above the established cut score, you will be notified through Ranger Mail, and we will change your schedule so you are registered for Math 15.  If you score below the established cut score, you will be notified via Ranger Mail and will remain in your scheduled section of Math 10.  

To register for the EMS testing day, please email placement@uwp.edu from your Ranger Mail account.

  1. A student may retake each test ONE time prior to enrollment in the course.
  2. The student must re-take the test(s) during a residual testing date at the institution in which the student will attend. (i.e. If the student is attending Parkside, the student must retake the test during one of the residual testing dates held at Parkside).
  3. The student may take the test after the 14 day waiting period (the date of the initial test to the date of the retest).
  4. The cost to take each test is $25 – payable the day of testing via exact cash or check. We cannot charge this fee to your SOLAR account.
  5. The student must register to retake the test by emailing placement@uwp.edu. Students may only retake a test during Residual testing dates. Retake testing is not offered during Regional Testing or via Computer-Based testing.
  6. The student will take an alternate form of the exam if retaking Math or English.
  7. The MOST RECENT (not the highest) test score will be used for placement.

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?

Megan Del Frate  262-595-2721  |  262-595-2927  |  placement@uwp.edu

Placement Testing is a service provided by Admissions and New Student Services.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEW STUDENT SERVICES

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

 
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