Placement Testing

Attention! PLACEMENT TESTING FOR FALL 2024 STUDENTS IS OPEN

Online Placement Testing for the 2024-2025 School year opens on March 15th, 2024.

UW Placement Testing is required for all incoming freshman, transfer students (if not already completed,) and CAPP students who are attending UW Oshkosh in the Fall of 2024 or the Spring of 2025.

UW Placement testing is done online (retakes are done in person on paper).  The cost for placement testing is a flat fee of $40, which will be added to your fall university bill.   Please see instructions below.  All technical questions regarding the process are handled by UW Madison Testing and Evaluation at 608-262-5863 or email frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu

Placement Tests are administered online through UW Madison Testing and Evaluation in Math, English, and the following World Languages: French, German, and Spanish.

These are standard timed tests.  Math – 90 minutes, English – 90 minutes, World Language – 60 minutes

New Freshman: Please reach out to the Admissions Office to see which Placement Tests you are required to take. https://www.uwosh.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/freshmen/admitted-freshmen/placement-testing/

Transfer Students: Please reach out to your Academic Advisor to see which Placement Tests you are required to take.

Please follow these instructions:

1. Make sure that you have secured a UW Oshkosh netid and password.

2. Go to UW Madison Placement Testing webpage through the following link: https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/information.php

3. Click the Registration Form Link to register.

4. Please choose Math Test A for Placement at UW Oshkosh.  If you are interested in other campuses as well, be sure to check their websites to see which Math Test they require.

5. Complete all of the fields including your intended university (Make sure that you choose UW Oshkosh as your preferred campus) and submit.  This is important to make sure your scores get sent directly to UW Oshkosh.  Do not choose Other.

6. Watch the email address that you used to register for the exam for the email from MEAZURE LEARNING to take the exams.  Also, check your “junk” or “spam” folder to see if the email went there.  If you do not receive an email, you will need to contact UW Madison Testing & Evaluation directly for any technical assistance.  Please contact them at 608-262-5863, or by emailing them at frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu

7. If you have technical difficulty during the test, please call UW Madison Testing & Evaluation directly at 608-262-5863 or email them at frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu

8. Finally, be sure to submit your results after taking all of the exams.

If you are having difficulty with the above process, please call UW Madison Testing and Evaluation at 608-262-5863 or email frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu

Accommodations:

If you require testing accommodations for Placement Tests, DO NOT Follow the instructions above, but go to: https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/information.php and Click on the Link that says: request special accommodations due to a disability

RECEIVING SCORES:

Scores are usually available within 4-7 business days.  UWO students can get them from their UARC advisor. CAPP students can get them from their High School Counselor.

Important Items to Note:

· For incoming freshman and transfer students, Placement testing MUST be completed at least two weeks prior to your Titan Takeoff Date.

· For CAPP students, please see your high school counselor for the required deadline dates to take the online placement test.

· RETAKES FOR MATH AND WORLD LANGUAGES are in paper/pencil only, and must be completed on a UW campus. If you would like to retake the exam(s) at UW Oshkosh, please see our main webpage (also linked at the end of this paragraph) for our Accommodated Testing Hours as they vary during the year.  APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.  PLEASE CALL 920-424-0073 TO MAKE AN APPT.   https://www.uwosh.edu/testing/

· Retakes cost $15.00 per exam and can be paid in Debit/Credit Card only. (American Express not accepted.)

RETAKE INFORMATION FOR ENGLISH:

What if a student’s UWEPT (placement test) score does not qualify them for Writing 101?
Because the UWEPT is carefully designed and rigorously tested to meet the needs of UW System writing curricula, it is overwhelmingly likely that a student who receives a score below the general education cutoff is a student who needs developmental support and is unlikely to succeed in Writing 101 without it. Our first recommendation to such students, therefore, is typically to trust their placement. They will need to work on building their skills and habits further before they are ready for a college-level writing course, so they should not enroll in Writing 101 at this time. An additional year of high-school-level practice may get them to a place of fuller preparedness, though, so if a student is going on to attend UWO or another System school that uses the UWEPT for placement, they may take the UWEPT again the next year before enrolling in their first college writing course. Same-semester retakes of the UWEPT are not available except in situations of severe disruption in which a student was unable to complete the test. Because the UWEPT measures proficiencies and habits that accumulate over time, retakes done shortly after a first attempt only tend to improve placement if a student did not make a full/genuine attempt the first time. In order to prevent any perceived need for a retake, students should only take the test when they are feeling well and rested, in a location with a reliable internet connection, and anticipating the ability to work for a full 90 minutes without interruption. They should also make sure that they have arranged for any needed accessibility accommodations prior to attempting the test. If a student does not receive the 350 minimum score to qualify them for Writing 101 but genuinely believes they are prepared for the course, they may request an individual review of their placement. In these situations, they and a teacher or counselor should work together to complete the Placement Review Form, which will be reviewed by the UW Oshkosh English department.

For questions about placement into first-year writing at UWO, contact Sam Looker-Koenigs, Director of first-Year Writing, at lookers@uwosh.edu.

 

Testing Services

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

Contact Us

Phone: (920) 424-1432
Email: oshtesting@uwosh.edu