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Placement Testing

Before you can register for classes, you will need to know what classes you should take. Our placement tests will provide you with this important information. (Add this text).  Admitted students will receive information about test dates and signing up for placement testing with their Admission letter.  Current UWFox students who need to take the placement test(s), are requested to send an e-mail to Brenda Rickert (brenda.rickert@uwc.edu) requesting information on signing up for a placement test.

You can take up to two placement tests on the same day. You will need to schedule your placement tests at least 9 days prior to your FOCUS date

English and Math

Placement tests in English and math last 90 minutes each and are required of students entering UWFox.

If you previously took an AP test, CAPP course or have transfer credit for a Math/English course;  the placement tests may not be necessary. Please see AP/CAPP chart below. Any further questions can be directed to Brenda Rickert (brenda.rickert@uwc.edu)

A $10 fee will be charged for a re-test for English or Math. This fee will be added to your tuition bill.

Foreign Language

If you’re interested in enrolling in a foreign language course above first-semester level, you’ll need to take a placement test for that language. We offer tests in Spanish, French, and German; each one lasts 60 minutes.

If you took foreign language in high school and wish to continue studying the same language, you are advised to take the test to help determine which UWFox class would be most appropriate. Depending on placement, you may be eligible to earn retroactive college credits.

It is helpful to keep in mind that many 4-year campuses require foreign language for either admission or graduation.

A $10 fee for a Foreign Language test will be charged effective January 1, 2014. This fee will be added to your tuition bill.

Test Details

  • Bring along two No. 2 sharpened pencils.
  • Only non-graphing calculators can be used for the math test; cell phone calculators are not allowed.
  • Use the Barlow Planetarium entrance and look for posted signs for the check-in site and testing rooms.
  • Tests will begin on time; late students will not be admitted.

Continuing Students

If you are a continuing student who needs to register for a placement test, please send an email to Brenda Rickert (brenda.rickert@uwc.edu) with your UWC email account. A placement testing link will be sent to you via campus email.

Accessibility Services

If you are in need of accessibility services and wish to have accommodations made for your placement test, please contact:

Tina Koch, Accessibility Services Coordinator
tina.koch@uwc.edu
920-832-2661

AP/CAPP Placement Chart

If you took or plan to take AP exams or CAPP coursework,  this chart will indicate if English or Math placement testing is required.

AP Exams

TEST

Score

UWFox Course Credit

Placement Test Needed

English Language & Composition

3, 4, or 5

ENG 101
(Composition)

English test- No

English Literature &
Composition

3, 4, or 5

ENG 250
(Literature)

English test- Yes

Calculus AB

3, 4, or 5

MAT 221
(Calculus)

Math test- No

Calculus BC

2

MAT 221
(Calculus)

Math test- No

Calculus BC

3, 4, or 5

MAT 221 & 222
(Calculus 1 & 2)

Math test- No

Statistics

3, 4, or 5

MAT 117
(Statistics)

Math test- Yes

 

CAPP

UW Oshkosh Course

UW Fox Course

Placement Test Needed

ENG 101

ENG 101

English test- No

MAT 171

MAT 221

Math test- No

MAT 172

MAT 222

Math test- No

SPA 248

SPA 205

Spanish test- No