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ADMITTED STUDENTS

Placement Testing 

As a new freshman at UW Oshkosh, you are required to take placement tests in math and English prior to class registration. 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 Testing and Evaluation.
  • Fall 2022 students will receive placement testing registration information in early March. Registration for placement testing will open on March 15th. Watch your UW Oshkosh email account!
  • Complete your tests as soon as possible. Tests will need to be completed at least two week prior to your registration day to ensure results will be available. Failure to complete your placement tests may result in the need to reschedule for a later date.
  • 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 
    • Register at testing.wisc.edu
      • NOTE: If you have taken portions of the online placement exams in the past for a CAPP or ECCP course,  you will need to request your account to be reset. Contact the UW System Center for Placement Testing at (608) 262-5863 or frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu.
    • After completing step 1 of the registration form, you will receive an email from regionaltesting@exams.wisc.edu containing the registration code to complete step 2.
    • After completing step 2 with the access code, you will receive another email from candidatesupport@scantron.com containing the link and password needed to begin your exams.
    • If you do not see these email in your inbox, please check any spam or deleted message folders you may have.
    • Complete the math and English portion (see information below to find out if you are exempt). Foreign language is optional.
Accommodations

Accommodations for Placement Testing

To request accommodations due to a disability on the University of Wisconsin placement tests, please follow these instructions.
Do not register for the placement tests online until you have emailed the information below and received a response. Email the following information to Tim O’Connor at tnoconno@wisc.edu

 

  1. Name
  2. Email address you will use for placement testing registration
  3. Date of birth
  4. Campus you are planning to attend
  5. Accommodations being requested
  6. Documentation verifying the disability and need for the accommodations. This should be either a letter on high school letterhead from your counselor or someone else at the school familiar with your accommodations stating what those accommodations have been for tests such as the ACT or a current 504 plan or IEP (Individualized Education Plan). The 504 plan or IEP must be from within the last three years.

This process is completed electronically, so it is very important to list an accurate email address and one that you will check regularly.

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 fall 2022 students will start in March at www.testing.wisc.edu. To log in, you will need your UW Oshkosh Net ID and password. For Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campus students, this information was emailed to you shortly after receiving your acceptance information. For Oshkosh campus students, 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.  

Which exams do I need to take?

Complete the math and English placement exams (see exemption information above). Foreign language is optional. Once logged into your Scantron account, the titles of these exams are:

  • UWS English Placement Test (standard time, 90 minutes) – Independent Testing
  • UWS Mathematics Placement Test (standard time, 90 minutes) – Independent Testing

Optional:
UWS French Placement Test (standard time, 60 minutes) – Independent Testing
UWS German Placement Test (standard time, 60 minutes) – Independent Testing
UWS Spanish Placement Test (standard time, 60 minutes) – Independent Testing

When will I receive my placement test results? 

Student will receive their results and placement level during their advising meeting on their registration day. 

How can I request accommodations?

To request accommodations due to a disability on the University of Wisconsin placement tests, please follow these instructions.
Do not register for the placement tests online until you have emailed the information below and received a response from our office. Email the following information to Tim O’Connor at tnoconno@wisc.edu

  1. Name
  2. Email address you will use for placement testing registration
  3. Date of birth
  4. Campus you are planning to attend
  5. Accommodations being requested
  6. Documentation verifying the disability and need for the accommodations. This should be either a letter on high school letterhead from your counselor or someone else at the school familiar with your accommodations stating what those accommodations have been for tests such as the ACT or a current 504 plan or IEP (Individualized Education Plan). The 504 plan or IEP must be from within the last three years.

This process is completed electronically, so it is very important to list an accurate email address and one that you will check regularly.

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.