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Admissions Testing

As a rule, all incoming freshmen and some transfer students are required to take the Wisconsin Mathematics Placement test prior to registering at UW Green Bay, or within their first semester. (Due to complications with new students testing for Fall 2020 term and COVID-19, the WMPT will be waived and students will be placed via their ACT or SAT Math score.  If a student still wishes to take the WMPT, that option will be made available.) Optional Placement Tests for World Language are available in French, Spanish and German. UWGB students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to take the World Language Placement Test if you have studied foreign language in middle or high school, and you plan to continue your study at the college-level. These tests are used to place you into the appropriate math and world language courses. UWGB students do not take the English Placement Test because UWGB places students in their first Writing course based upon their ACT or SAT scores.  It is important that you do your best on these tests. You may be required to take remedial classes if your scores are low.

  • Regional Placement Testing (testing throughout the state of WI in March-June typically for new incoming Freshmen)  Important Notice: Due to campus responses to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), UW-Green Bay is no longer requiring Placement Testing for Fall 2020 first-year students.  UW-Green Bay is exploring other methods for Math Placement (using ACT Math or SAT scores) and is not requiring any further action on your part at this time. 
  • Residual Placement Testing (testing at UW-Green Bay throughout the year for UWGB students)
  • Online Computer-Based Testing (testing at a college/university of your choice, available nation-wide, and carries an additional charge for testing)
    1. For a list of possible Scantron (formerly Castle World Wide) Testing Network Centers, please see the following link: List of Scantron Testing Centers.  * Please note: Some Scantron testing sites may not have posted available dates, but all Scantron testing sites will offer University of Wisconsin placement tests.
    2. After you establish a Center to test at, from the above list, then follow the directions to sign up: Sign-up for Computer-Based Testing

Testing Policies

ACT/SAT Testing Policy

  1. All students classified as new freshmen must submit official ACT or SAT scores to the Admissions Office as part of the application process. 

    This policy is effective July 1, 1997. Updated December 12, 2012.
 

English/Writing Placement Policy

  1. For purposes of determining appropriate Writing course placement, the University uses the ACT or SAT examination. Freshmen who wish to enroll in any Writing Foundation course, other than Writing Foundations 100 (First Year Writing), must satisfy the course prerequisites by doing one of the following:

    1. Submit a satisfactory ACT English score to the Office of Admissions (SAT Reading scores are an acceptable substitute for out-of-state students). The scores must be official.
    2. Transfer in an appropriate prerequisite, college-level course.
 
  1. Transfer students who do not have an ACT or SAT score and who have not satisfactorily completed and transferred in a college-level course in Writing Foundations have the prerogative of enrolling in Writing Foundations 100 (First Year Writing).

  2. Satisfactory completion of the CLEP College Composition (includes essay) will yield credit for Writing Foundations 100 (First Year Writing), and will satisfy the prerequisite for Writing Foundations 105 (Research and Rhetoric).

  3. Students who wish to appeal their English/Writing course placement, as determined by the ACT or SAT, should contact the Director of the Composition Program. His/her decision is final and will be communicated to the Registrar in writing.

  4. All International students whose country of origin's primary language is not English will be placed into Writing Foundations 164, First Year Writing for International Students.  This course satisfies UW-Green Bay's WF 100 requirement.  The exception to this would be International students who have an ACT English score of 25 or above, or an SAT Critical Reading score of 590 or above, or an SAT Reading score of 32 or above.  WF 105 or 200 may also be required by major.

This policy is effective July 1, 1997. Updated March 31, 2020.

English/Writing Competency Requirement

  1. In order to satisfy the UW-Green Bay English/Writing Competency Requirement students must do one of the following:
    1. Achieve an English subtest score of 25 or higher on the ACT (or a comparable score on the SAT).
    2. Transfer in a course equivalent to Writing Foundations 100 (First Year Writing) or a course for which college-level Writing is a prerequisite.
    3. Satisfactory completion of the CLEP College Composition which yields credit for WF 100 (First Year Writing).
    4. Satisfactory completion of WF 100 (First Year Writing).
    5. Entry on another UW transcript indicating their English/Writing competency requirement had been met.
 

This policy is effective July 1, 1997. Updated March 31, 2020.


Mathematics Placement Test (WMPT) Policy

  1. All entering students classified as new freshmen must submit official WMPT scores to the Office of the Registrar prior to the end of their first semester at UW-Green Bay. (Due to complications with new students testing for Fall 2020 term and COVID-19, the WMPT will be waived and students will be placed via their ACT or SAT Math score. If a student still wishes to take the WMPT, that option will be made available.) Students who transfer in a course equivalent to or higher than Math 094, Math 099, Math 100, Bus Adm 220, or Comm Sci 205 are exempted from this requirement.

  2. All entering students, classified as new freshmen, who do not take the WMPT prior to their first semester of enrollment, will not be able to register for any math or math-related courses until they complete the test.

  3. Students are allowed one retest and there must be a two-week window before taking the retest.

  4. The Mathematics Placement Test is meant as a placement tool for enrolling into certain math courses. Students can not take the Math Placement Test, enroll and take a math course (at UW-Green Bay or any other transfer institution), then retake the Math Placement Test again after enrolling and taking a math course (in hopes of doing better on the test and placing into a higher level).

This policy is effective July 1, 1997. Updated March 31, 2020.

Wisconsin Mathematics Placement Test  

WMPT Placement Charts

Mathematics Course Placement Policy

  1. For purposes of determining appropriate mathematics course placement, the University uses the WMPT examination. (Due to complications with new students testing for Fall 2020 term and COVID-19, the WMPT will be waived and students will be placed via their ACT or SAT Math score.  If a student still wishes to take the WMPT, that option will be made available.) Students who wish to enroll in any mathematics course, other than remedial math, must satisfy the course prerequisites by doing one of the following:
    a. Submit an official WMPT score to the Office of the Registrar.

    b. Transfer in an appropriate prerequisite, college-level course.

  2. Students classified as new freshmen, who do not complete the WMPT (with the exception of out-of-state students) will not be allowed to register for mathematics classes, or for courses with college level mathematics as a prerequisite, during their first semester.

  3. Students who have not taken the WMPT and have not satisfactorily completed and transferred in a college level course in mathematics have the prerogative of enrolling in Math 094, Math 099, Math 100, Bus Adm 220, or Comm Sci 205 +097.

  4. Students who wish to appeal their mathematics course placement, as determined by the WMPT, should contact the Chair of the Mathematics Program. His/her decision is final and will be communicated to the Registrar in writing.

  5. All international students will be subject to the same policy as out-of-state students as outlined above.

This policy is effective July 1, 1997. Updated March 31, 2020.
 

World Language Placement Tests

If you plan on enrolling in a French, German or Spanish course, it is recommended that you take the appropriate world language test. These tests are 60 minutes. Students placing into certain world language courses may be eligible for retrocredits upon completion of that UW-Green Bay course. Click here for exam descriptions: http://www.testing.wisc.edu/centerpages/contentsofplacementtests.html

Students are placed into a World Language Course based on the following chart:

GERMAN

FRENCH

SPANISH

Score

Course

Score

Course

Score

Course

000-300

German 101

000-380

French 101

000-400

Spanish 101

300-400

German 102

381-420

French 102

401-465

Spanish 102

401-450

German 201

421-480

French 201

466-540

Spanish 201

451-530

German 202

481-515

French 202

541-575

Spanish 202

531-700

German 320

516-850

French 320

576-850

Spanish 225