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ADMITTED STUDENTS

Placement Testing 

As a new freshman at UW Oshkosh, you are required to take placement tests prior to class registration on your Titan Takeoff day. The results of these exams will be used to place you in the appropriate level English and math courses. Foreign language exams are optional but would be required if you plan to continue your studies in Spanish, French or German. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Exams are completed online through the UW System Center for Placement Testing. 
  • Fall 2022 students will receive placement testing information in February. Watch your email for registration information after February 1st, 2022.
  • Spring 2022 students may follow the information below for UW System Online Placement Testing Information to register.
  • Complete your tests as soon as possible to ensure that test results are available on your Titan Takeoff day. Tests will need to be completed at least two week prior to your Titan Takeoff day to ensure results will be available. 
  • You are required to take the English and math placement tests. Foreign language is optional
  • You may be exempt from a placement test if you have completed a transferable college English composition course and/or math course (ie. CAPP, ECCP). You may also be exempt if you have already completed an AP or IB course prior to your senior year in these subject areas and received a qualifying score on the exam. Please review the section below to determine if you are exempt. 

 

UW System Online Placement Testing Information

UW System Online Placement Tests:

  • Fall 2022 Students – Registration information will be emailed to you in February.
  • Spring 2022 Students – Register in advance at testing.wisc.edu
    • After completing the registration form, an email will be sent from regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu which contains a registration code for you to complete the registration process. Once you have entered that passcode, you will receive a second email from candidatesupport@scantron.com, which contains the link and password needed to begin your exams.
    • Complete the math and English portion (see information below to find out if you are exempt). Foreign language is optional.
    • You can use a non-graphing calculator for the math section.
    • You have the ability to leave the placement tests and return to them later. A test will automatically submit 28 days after you begin the test. To ensure results will be available in time for class registration, you must submit your tests at least two weeks prior to your Titan Takeoff day.
Accommodations

Accommodations for Placement Testing

The online system will allow students to adjust the magnification on their browser. For any other accommodation requests, please email Tim O’Connor at tnoconno@wisc.edu.

Can I be exempt from taking placement tests?

If you have successfully completed a transferable level course (eg. CAPP, ECCP) in English composition, math or foreign language, or if you have completed an AP or IB course prior to your senior year and received a qualifying score on the exam, you may be exempt. Please review the following information to determine if you are exempt: 

AP – Advance Placement

IB – International Baccalaureate

Review transferable course work from other universities

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for placement testing? 

Registration for students entering in fall 2022 will be emailed to you in February.

Registration for students entering in spring 2022 is available at www.testing.wisc.edu. To log in, you will need your UW Oshkosh Net ID and password. This information was emailed to you after confirming your spot. Please contact nextsteps@uwosh.edu if you have not received this information. If you have your Net ID and password but experience issues logging in, please contact the Help Desk at (920) 424-3020. 

After filing out the registration form, you will be emailed instructions on how to access all of the placement tests. You are required to complete the English and math portions. If you wish to continue studying a foreign language, you can also complete the option foreign language exam in Spanish, French or German.  

If you plan to take the paper and pencil exams at the Oshkosh campus, no registration will be necessary.  

When will I receive my placement test results? 

Student will receive their results and placement level during their one-on-one meeting with an academic advisor on their Titan Takeoff day. 

How can I request accommodations?

For UW System Online Placement exams,  please send accommodation requests to Tim O’Connor at tnoconno@wisc.edu.

Who do I contact if I don’t know my NetID or password?

To log in, you will need your UW Oshkosh Net ID and password. This information is emailed to you after confirming your spot. Please contact nextsteps@uwosh.edu if you have not received this information. If you have your Net ID and password but experience issues logging in, please contact the UWO Help Desk at (920) 424-3020. 

Who do I contact if I am experiencing issues while REGISTERING for my placement exams?

To troubleshoot issues that may arise while registering for your exams, please contact the UW Madison Testing and Evaluation Services at frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu or (608) 262-5863.

Who do I contact if I am experiencing issue while COMPLETING my placement exams?

To troubleshoot issues that may arise while completing your exams online, please contact Scantron at (919) 572-6880.

 

 

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

 

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

admissions@uwosh.edu

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.