Placement Testing

UW System requires all new students to participate in English and math placement testing. Test results are used in the advising/registration process. Advance registration for testing is required. Contact Student Affairs. The English & math placement tests will last 90 minutes per test. In addition to the 90-minute objective test, a 30-minute writing sample is part of the process. Use of a non-graphing hand-held calculator is allowed for the Math Test. Students desiring to take the foreign language placement test should make arrangements for this special testing on an individual appointment basis.

Test Dates for Fall 2015 Admission

Sessions will either be held in the Coppertop Theatre/Wallace Student Center or the Pippin Conference Center/Melvill Hall. Note starting and ending times. Dates are:

Saturday April 4, 9am-12:30pm/Coppertop
Saturday. April 25, 8am-2pm/Coppertop ***
Wednesday. April 29, 4pm-8:30pm/Pippin
Saturday. May 2, 9am-12:30pm/Coppertop
Wednesday. May 20, 4pm-8:30pm/Pippin
Wednesday. June 10, 4pm-8:30pm/Pippin

*** Regional test date

Can’t make it to one of the test dates above? While we encourage your participation on one of those group test dates, we realize that may not work for some. Limited space by advance appointment is available. Contact Student Affairs by E-mail at or by phone at (608) 647-6186, Extension 221.

Live far from UW-Richland & closer to another UW campus?

Many campuses of the University of Wisconsin participate in the Regional Placement Testing Program.  If you live closer to another UW campus, you may want to explore the possibility of taking the English & math tests closer to home. Contact your guidance counselor to inquire about available testing dates closer to home and then be sure to register according to the procedures indicated by the regional testing guidelines.

Test Dates for Spring 2016 Admission

Placement testing for students planning second semester enrollment will be conducted on an individual appointment basis. Advance registration is required. Contact Student Affairs by E-mail at or by phone at (608) 647-6186, Extension 221.