Pre-College Assessments



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The American College Testing (ACT) is a battery of tests normally given during the junior and senior years of high school to students seeking college admission. The test consists of five objective parts:

  • English (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics (60 minutes)
  • Reading (35 minutes)
  • Science (35 minutes)
  • Writing Assessment (30 minutes-See bulletin for details)


More Information
  • Registration Information/Test or contact a local high school for registration materials.
  • ID Requirements: Photo ID plus admission ticket. (See ACT web site for specific requirements) Click on, enter ID in search box, click on first entry.
  • Breaks: One ten minute break after the second test
  • Estimated length of test: Approximately three and a half hours (add approximately 40 minutes to the total time if taking the writing portion)
  • Special Testing Accommodations: Go to, and click on Students With Disabilities.
ACT Residual

  • English (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics (60 minutes)
  • Reading (35 minutes)
  • Science (35 minutes)
More Information
  • Registration Information/Application: The ACT Residual is offered on an appointment only basis. Please call Testing Services at 920-424-1432 or email to set up a testing session. Then please complete this ACT Residual application form and return it to Testing Services with your registration check.  A $25 non refundable registration fee must be received prior to being mailed a confirmation letter. The fee may be paid by cash or personal check payable to “UW Oshkosh”.
  • Cost: $75 per test ($25 non refundable registration fee, $50 cash or check made payable to UW Oshkosh at time of test administration).
  • ID Requirements: Photo ID is required.  (See ACT web site for specific requirements, Click on, enter ID in search box, click on first entry).
  • Estimated Length of Test: Three and a half hours
  • Student Guides: Available in Reference Section of most larger bookstores.  Also available in computer review format.
  • Special Information: Certain calculators are allowed to be brought for the math portion of the exam.  Others are strictly prohibited.  For updated information go to
Graduation Record Examination (Subject Exam)

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Exam is administered three times a year in a paper and pencil format (November, December and April). Registration materials are available from Testing Services for registering for a test date. Registration can also be done online.


More Information
  • Test Dates: Check the GRE web site for this year’s test dates,
  • Cost: The GRE Subject Exam is $140 and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
  • ID Requirements: If testing within your own country of citizenship, one valid (current) government issued ID that contains (in English) name, photograph and signature. If not testing within your country of citizenship a valid (current) passport is required plus a second government issued ID that contains name (in English), photograph and signature.
  • Please check the GRE web site for specific ID information.
  • Length of Test: The GRE Subject Exam is two hours and 50 minutes without any breaks.
  • Study Guides: Study guides are available at reference sections of larger bookstores. To obtain information on purchasing study guides or for free GRE PowerPrep software; which includes two practice tests and other helpful testing information, visit and click on the test Preparation link.
  • Special Testing Accommodations: If you wish to take the under non standard conditions, check the GRE web site for specific information
  • Additional Questions and Information: Call (920) 424-1432 for additional information or any additional questions you may have.

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Testing Services

Polk Library, Lower Level - Room 4
801 Elmwood Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Phone: (920) 424-1432