Placement Testing

All new UW-Sheboygan students are required to take UW English and math placement tests to ensure they register for appropriate courses. There may be other students required to take the English and/or math placement tests. If you are a continuing or special student needing to take a placement test, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (920) 459-6633.

If you have taken the UW-System Regional Math and English Placement Tests at an earlier date, you must attend one of the UW-Sheboygan Multiple Measures writing sample sessions.

If you are a transfer student with college credit in English and/or math, an advisor can help determine if placement tests are necessary. Call (920) 459-6633 to speak with an advisor.

Test Dates

Please review the New Student Registration brochure you received with your Acceptance Letter for placement test dates. Choose a Placement test date and an Advising & Registration Session that are at least ten days apart.

Tests begin promptly at the time indicated. Please check in at Student Affairs in the UW-Sheboygan Main Building 10 minutes before the start time.

We do not accept walk-ins on the day of the Placement test. You must have registered prior by returning your New Student Registration Form.  This form was mailed to you with your Acceptance Letter. 

Test Schedule

  • Multiple Measures Writing Sample - 35 minutes
  • English Placement Test - 90 minutes
  • New Student Survey - 10 minutes
  • Break - 10 minutes
  • Math Placement Test - 90 minutes

Testing for the Multiple Measure writing sample, math and English will take approximately 4 hours. Expect to be on campus the entire time.

Students may take the Spanish, German or French Foreign Language Test during an individual appointment by request. If you are interested in taking the foreign language placement test please call Student Affairs at (920) 459-6633 to schedule an individual testing appointment.

What to Bring

  • Two #2 pencils
  • A photo ID for check-in
  • Optional – A non-graphing calculator (no mobile devices allowed)

Campus Map

For directions to campus please visit: Directions/Campus Map.

Testing Accommodations

If you are requesting accommodations for Placement Testing due to a disability please contact Student Affairs at (920) 459-6633 at least two weeks prior to your Placement Test date.