Regional Placement Testing Program
As we try to provide greater flexibility and accessibility to students needing to take their University of Wisconsin placement tests, we have made some significant changes in test administration. Along with our usual paper and pencil placement tests, we are also offering students the option to take the tests using a computer-based testing (CBT) method of delivery. Students can take the paper/pencil method of past years at one of many Regional Testing sites for no additional charge. Students will also be able to take CBT tests using their own laptops at some special Regional Testing dates at specific sites or take CBT tests at a location of their choice. CBT testing does require students to pay additional fees which are outlined in the information below. If none of these options works, students need to contact the campus they are planning to attend for other options.
The battery of tests includes math, English and your choice of foreign language (French, German or Spanish). Please refer to the admissions letter you received from the campus you will be attending for information about which tests you must take and the length of time needed between when you test and when you can attend your advising session. This is very important because several campuses will require your placement test results before you can register for classes. Some campuses require you to complete your tests 1-2 weeks before advising. Important Note: You will need to bring a government-issued photo ID (your high school ID with suffice as long as it has your entire name and a photo) to the testing site.
Special Accommodations due to a Disability:
If you wish to request special accommodations due to a disability, please send a letter on your high school letterhead (please do not send an IEP) from a teacher, counselor or principal who will:
1. Describe what accommodations are appropriate for you,
2. Include your address and telephone number,
3. Include which site you wish to test at,
4. Include what campus you plan to attend in the fall.
Send this information to Tim O’Connor, 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706. Do not register online if you are requesting special accommodations due to a disability.
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Paper and Pencil Test
Computer Based Test
Computer Based Test