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Placement Testing 

As a new freshman for fall 2018, you are required to complete placement tests in math and English. The results of these tests will be used on your Advisement and Registration day.

General Information

  • Registration for the UW System regional placement tests will open in February 2018.
  • Testing will take place in March, April and May.
  • Your placement test scores will be used to place you in appropriate level college courses.
  • Take your placement tests at any testing location offered throughout Wisconsin or at limited sites offered in Illinois and Minnesota. The scores will be available to all UW system schools.
  • You are required to take the English and math placement tests unless you have completed a transferable college English composition course and/or math course. Review transferable credits at using the Credit Transfer Wizard listed under Transfer Tools.
  • You may also be exempt if you have completed an AP, CAPP or IB course prior to your senior year in English and/or math. Please review the section below titled, “Earning College Credit in High School” to determine if you need to take one or both tests.
  • Foreign language placement testing is optional. Please review the section below that discusses foreign language placement testing for further information.

Earning College Credit in High School

Learn more:

Foreign Language Placement Testing (Optional)

To take the foreign language placement test in French, German or Spanish, you must have two or more years experience in the language in which you wish to test. There is a possibility to earn retroactive credits by taking the UW Oshkosh foreign language course you test into and earning a grade of “B” or better in that course. Retroactive credit for foreign language is a topic that will be explained further to you on your registration day.

Questions or concerns?

If you have questions or concerns that you did not find answers to on the website, please email or contact one of the following admissions staff members:

  • Nicole Jackson, (920) 424-3079,
  • Stacy Dreweck, (920) 424-3970,
  • Jennifer Werner, (920) 424-0309,

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Oshkosh, WI 54901


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