Regional Placement Testing

We are pleased that you have chosen the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as you embark on your journey toward a college education. The following information explains the Wisconsin Regional Placement Testing Program. The tests are required as part of your enrollment and registration process.

What are they? Placement Tests are used to place you into the appropriate level English, math, or foreign language course. The Math Placement Test is required. UW-Green Bay does not use the English Placement Test as we use the ACT English or SAT Reading score for placement purposes. The Foreign Language Placement Test is recommended if you plan to enroll in a foreign language course. It is important that you do well on the tests otherwise you will be placed into a remedial level course.

What if I've taken AP courses? Since the AP scores are not available until July and registration is in June, you should most definitely plan to take the Math Placement Test. There is always the chance that you may not pass the AP exam either.

Where do I take the tests? You can take the tests at ANY of the test sites listed online. You do not need to take them at the UW-school which you plan to attend. Plan to take them at the site closest to your home! Testing is offered in the spring on select weekends throughout the state.  It is advised to test early.

How do I sign up? You can register online at beginning February 1st for testing dates through June.  You will not be mailed a confirmation letter, so be sure to print off the information when you register. A flat fee of $30 for Placement Testing is assessed to each first-year freshmen upon matriculation to UW-Green Bay. This will appear on the student’s bill in the Fall.

Two options for testing: 1. Paper/Pencil testing which requires no additional cost, 2. Computer-Based testing with a non-refundable fee of $80 - $90 which includes proctoring fees. Out-of-state students may test at any site or choose to take the test Computer-Based and select a testing location closest to their home through the Castle World Wide Testing Network.

UW-Green Bay will offer testing for the 2018 Regional Placement Testing on these dates: April 21, April 28, and May 19.

If you require Special Accommodations (do not sign up online):

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.

Can I use a calculator? You may use a non-graphing calculator. Graphing calculators, or calculators which are part of an electronic device will not be permitted. Calculators cannot be shared and will not be provided if you forget yours.

Photo identification REQUIRED! The University of Wisconsin requires students to show a government-issued photo identification document such as driver’s license, state-issued ID or passport when they arrive to take placement tests.  Students will not be allowed to test without providing an appropriate photo ID.

For a study guide and contents of the placement tests, please click here:

What is the schedule on the day of testing?
(All times are approximate)
Seating, orientation and Math testing                                                   8:00 ‑ 10:00 a.m.
Break                                                                                                  10:00 ‑ 10:10 a.m.
English testing                                                                                    10:10 ‑ 11:50 a.m.
Break                                                                                          11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dismissal of those not taking a foreign language test                          12:00 ‑ 1:00 p.m.
followed by foreign language testing
Important Note: If you are only taking the English and/or a foreign language placement test, please contact the campus site where you are testing for instructions on a reporting time.        

Any questions pertaining to Regional Placement Testing should be directed to Pam Gilson at or 920-465-2221.

Last updated: January 17, 2018