Placement Tests

Contact Information

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

We are unable to schedule appointments via e-mail.

Please call or stop by our office to schedule.

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

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


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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.

The $30.00 UW Placement Test fee will be assessed on your first tuition bill.

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 2018 Regional testing begins February 1, 2018 click on
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 online 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.

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.

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.

 March 24, 20187:30 AM
arrive time
for all dates
All students must
be seated by 8:00 AM
Jarvis Hall Science Wing 103, 110, 112, 113, 114
 April 7, 2018Jarvis Hall Science Wing 103, 110, 112, 113, 114 
 April 24, 2018Jarvis Hall Science Wing 103, 110, 112, 113, 114
 April 28, 2018Jarvis Hall Science Wing 103, 110, 112, 113, 114
 May 5, 2018Jarvis Hall Science Wing 103, 110, 112, 113, 114

Testing Day Schedule for Regional Testing

What to expect on the day of testing.

8:00 - 10:00 AM
Seating, Orientation and Mathematics Testing
10:00 - 10:10 AM
10:10 - 11:50 AM
English Testing
11:50 - 12:00 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Dismissal of those not taking a foreign language test followed by foreign language testing

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 7:30 am

There will be no late admittance to the test. Students must have an acceptable form of ID to test. Students will not be admitted without proper ID.

UW-Stout Non-Regional Testing Times & Locations

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

If you are a current UW-Stout student and need to take a placement test.
Please call (715) 232-2468 to schedule a Non-Regional Placement Test

There is an additional $10.00 per test proctoring fee for Non-Regional Placement Tests given in our office.

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

The cost for each  Non-Regional exam is $10.00 per test ($20.00 if you are taking Math and English). The $30.00 UW placement test fee will 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 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 Melissa Wallace, UW-Stout Counseling Center  at (715) 232-2468.