Placement Testing Details

Do you need to take the placement tests? Find all the details below!


If you have transfer credit for any of the following English courses you do not need to take the English Placement Test (EPT):

ENGL 20 Foundations of English
ENGL 21 Foundations of English Non-Native Speakers: Reading, Writing, Grammar
ENGL 100 Academic Reading and Writing
ENGL 101
Freshman English for International Students I

The requirement for Mathematics coursework varies depending on your major.  You may have transfer credit in Math; however it may not be adequate preparation for the major you are entering. Please consult with your department of interest or an Admission’s counselor. If you have transfer credits for any of the following courses, you do not need to take the Placement test:

MATH 010 Introduction to Algebra

MATH 030 Intermediate Algebra

MATH 126 Activities in Math

MATH 146 College Algebra

MATH 147 Algebra and Trigonometry

MATH 149 Pre-Calculus

MATH 156 Calculus for Business

MATH 166 Calculus for Science and Math

MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts

MATH 226 Fundamentals of Statistics

MATH 246-Math for Elementary Teachers I

PSYC 201-Behavioral Statistics

TED 323-Content and Techniques of K-3 Mathematics I

Foreign Language
Foreign Language is optional.  Receive up to 14 FREE credits with a grade of "A" by testing out of the courses in your language.  Foreign Language placement testing is designed for incoming students who learned French, German, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese.  With the test results, the student is placed in an appropriate level foreign language course. If the student takes the course where placed and passes with a grade of B- or better, credit is awarded retroactively for courses below the confirming course. Retroactive credit will be recorded on the UWRF transcript at the end of the semester in which the confirming course is satisfactorily completed. Native speakers and transfer students will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Example: Test into French 301 and receive a grade of B- or better AND receive credit for:

French 101   4 credits A

French 102   4 credits A

French 201   3 credits A

French 202   3 credits A (Plus your credits and grade for French 301)


Students interested in the placement test for Chinese or Japanese should contact Clio McLagan in the Modern Language Department at (715) 425-312 or email

Transfer Student

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