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410 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-2468
Fax: 715/232-2111

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Call 715/232-2468 or
Go to 410 Bowman Hall

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Mission and Values

Placement tests are given in English, Mathematics, and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French and German). The purpose of the placement tests is to provide the university with information to place students at the correct level of academic skills in a particular subject.

Required Math and English Placement Tests

New students attending UW-Stout are required to take the UW-System Placement Tests 4 weeks prior to your orientation date. The test determines your Math and English placement levels. Please contact an advisor in the  Advisement Center if you have further questions regarding class schedules or orientation dates. Current and Transfer students should also contact their advisor if they have questions regarding the need to take a placement test.


Registration for the regional testing program will begin in February of each year. 
You can check for exact dates and register on-line at 
Wisconsin Testing and Evaluation
and navigate to Regional Placement Testing Program.

The schedule of testing dates and sites is available beginning in February of each year, along with the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions.

All registration for regional placement testing is done on-line at 
Wisconsin Testing and Evaluation

Make sure to print off the information when you register.
Confirmations are not sent by mail.

Non-Standard Accommodations

If you request to take the placement tests under non-standard conditions due to a disability, send a letter on your high school letterhead from a teacher, counselor or principal who will describe what accommodations are appropriate for you. Please also include your address and telephone number, which site you wish to test at, as well as 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 a non-standard accommodation due to a disability

Dates & Locations

Computer Based Regional Placement Testing
Dates & Locations

Remember to bring your computer with the software downloaded.

Testing will start on time.
There will be no late admittance to the test. 

UW Stout Regional Testing Times and Locations:

There are several weekend dates at UW-Stout and other test centers. Space is limited, so it is important that you register for a date soon.

March 22, 2014
7:30 am
arrive time for
all dates.
Jarvis Hall, 110
April 12, 2014
Jarvis Hall, 110
May 31, 2014
Jarvis Hall, 110
June 7, 2014
Jarvis Hall, 110
June 21, 2014
Jarvis Hall, 110


Note: You do not need to take the placement test at the UW school you are attending. You may take the tests at any test center located in the link above.

Testing Day Schedule for Regional Testing

What to expect on the day of testing.

Seating, Orientation
and Mathematics Testing
8:00 - 10:00 am
Break10:00 - 10:10 am
English Testing
10:10 - 11:50 am
Break11:50 - 12:00 pm
Dismissal of those not taking
a foreign language test
followed by foreign language testing
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Important Note: Be sure to bring a couple of number 2 pencils and non-graphing calculator, if you wish to use it on the math test. 
You should report by 7:45 am

There will be no late admittance to the test.

UW-Stout Residual Testing Times & Locations

There are no Residual Placement tests scheduled during the spring Regional Placement Testing period. All students are encouraged to take their tests at a regional test site to ensure availability of scores prior to registering for classes.

Thursday, August 14, 2014; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Placement Testing Room
304 Bowman Hall

Please call (715) 232-2468 to reserve your spot.

Testing will start on time.
There will be no late admittance to the test. 

The cost for each exam is $10.00 per test ($20.00 if you are taking Math and English) payable by cash or check, check made out to UW-Stout.  This is due on the day of the test. The $30.00 UW placement test fee will still be assessed on your first tuition bill.

Remember to bring a non-graphing calculator and a #2 pencil.

If your questions aren't answered at 
Wisconsin Testing and Evaluation Services
please contact the Counseling Center or Colleen Davis at (715) 232-2468.

Directions to Campus

If you need directions, view Finding Your Way Around UW-Stout and look for your designated building and parking lot. If you are unsure where to go for your testing, please contact the Counseling Center at (715) 232-2468. 

Frequently Asked Questions

For Regional Placement Testing Frequently Asked Questions please click here. If your questions aren't answered, please contact Colleen Davis, UW-Stout Counseling Center  at (715) 232-2468.