Testing Services

UW-Stout offers placement and computer-based testing to accommodate student needs and assist advisors with course placement.
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**With the ever evolving COVID-19 situation, UW-Stout Testing Services is working closely with the UW-System Placement Testing Office to provide the best options for students needing to take placement tests. UW-Stout has canceled all testing dates. Any changes regarding placement testing will be sent to your UW-Stout e-mail, posted on this website, and on the UW-System Placement Testing website.

Spring 2020 Regional Placement Testing

Most opportunities for students to take the UW placement tests, both the paper-based and computer-based, are currently suspended.  At this point, even if it is determined to be safe to return to campus and to re-open computer-based testing sites, it is unclear whether the statewide in-person Regional Testing Program will resume this year.  We will continue to update this situation as more information is available. Updates will be posted on this website.

Preparing for UW-System Placement Tests

Practice tests

Residual Placement Testing- Currently suspended until further notice

The purpose of residual placement testing is to provide the university with information to place students in the correct courses based on their academic skills in particular subjects. Placement tests are given in English, Mathematics, and World Languages.

  • There is a $10 fee for each test. Be sure to print off your payment confirmation when you register for testing.
  • To schedule a time to take a residual placement test or if you have additional questions contact: advisement.testing@uwstout.edu

Computer-Based Testing - Currently suspended until further notice

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams allow you to earn UW-Stout college credit in subject areas you already know. Find out how!

  • You can earn between 3 and 16 credits based on your exam score for only $114 ($89 paid to CLEP, $25 paid to UW-Stout)

To take a CLEP exam:

  1. Go online to College Board website and pay for the exam you want to take.
    • CLEP Exams > Register for CLEP Exams > Select desired exam
  2. E-mail advisement.testing@uwstout.edu to schedule a time to take the exam.
  3. Study! Exam descriptions, study guides, and other information can be found on the College Board website.

Credit from CLEP:

  • Review the CLEP Exam/Course Equivalent Chart located on the UW Stout Prior Learning Credit website to determine which CLEP exams will transfer to UW-Stout. Students must score 50 or higher to receive credit.

Testing Accommodations

UW-Stout will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. For questions regarding testing accommodations please contact Disability Services at 715-232-2995 and/or the Advisement Center at 715-232-1465.

Mathematics Placement Appeal Form

This form is for students who wish to appeal their mathematics placement level. Students need to complete the required fields in the form and submit it. The form will be automatically routed to the MSCS Department chair, who will review the information provided and determine if it is advisable to increase their math level (note that students can only move up one mathematics placement level). The student and their advisor will receive notification by email with the outcome. If approved, the student will work with their advisor to determine the appropriate course.

Get Mathematics Placement Appeal Form >