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ADMITTED STUDENTS

Placement Testing 

As a new student at UW Oshkosh, you may be 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 UW Testing and Evaluation.
  • 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. 

Spring 2023 Students – Please follow the instructions in the next section below to register. Registration for Online Exams will close on January 27, 2023.

Fall 2023 Students – Registration for Online Exams will open in mid-March.

 

Online Placement Testing Registration Information

UW System Online Placement Tests:

To register for placement testing,

  1. Go to testing.wisc.edu
  2. Click the link in the left-hand column titled Students from Other UW Campuses follow this link for the Regional Placement Testing Program.
  3. Read through the information listed. If you would like to request accommodations for your exams, please read through the Accommodations drop-down information below before filling out the registration form.
  4. Click Registration form to begin the registration process.

Important Information to Note:

  • You will need your UW Oshkosh NetID and password to register. This information was provided when you received your UW Oshkosh email address. You create the NetID and password when you log into your email for the first time. If you no longer have your password for your NetID, please contact our IT Help Desk at (920) 424-3020.
  • The registration form is a two-step process. After filling out section one of the registration form, you will be emailed a verification code from the Center for Placement Testing to complete the registration process in section two.
  • Once you’ve completed the registration form. Further emails will be sent to you from candidatesupport@scantron.com which will include the link to the exams and login information. The email address you provide on the registration form will be use to receive those notifications. If you are having troubles locating these emails, please search any spam, junk or deleted message folders in your email account. Any further assistance can be provided by emailing frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu.

 

Accommodations

To request accommodations due to a disability on the University of Wisconsin placement tests, please follow these instructions.

For Online Exams: 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.

For In-person Exams: Please reach out to our Testing Services Office at testing@uwosh.edu or (920) 424-1432.

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 2023 students will start in mid-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 completing the Hold Your Spot form. 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.