English Placement Test

The University of Wisconsin System English Placement Test is available online. This test will help us place you in the most appropriate English courses for you at UW-River Falls.

It is in your best interest to take the exam using no outside resources than what is indicated in the exam, as the score will be used to place you in the best class for your academic success. If you get a higher score using unsanctioned assistance, you will be placed in a course that may be too difficult or challenging for you. UWRF is interested in helping you achieve academic success for your future, rather than in your current abilities in this area of study; so, scoring high is the not best outcome. Scoring accurately will help you the most.

When should I take the Wisconsin English Placement Test?
If you need to take the Wisconsin English Placement Test, we request that you please do so as soon as possible: ideally at least a week before your advising appointment. UW-River Falls will not have access to your scores until the week AFTER you take the test.   

If you are unable to take your placement test a week ahead of your registration date, we will work with you to create a full class schedule but may need to revisit your English courses after receiving your test scores.

How do I register for the Wisconsin English Placement Test?
The University of Wisconsin System placement testing website is now available at

You will need your Falcon ID login credentials (your “W-number” and password) in order to register. Within two business days of registering, you will receive an email from Scantron with a username and password for accessing the exam. 

When you register for placement testing, select only the exams that you need to take.

The exams will be available on demand. If you are taking more than one placement test, you do not need to complete all the tests during one sitting. 

**PLEASE NOTE: your placement test registration email may be routed into your spam folder in your email. If you can't find your placement test registration information, please check your spam folder.


If you have questions regarding the English placement test, please contact Mialisa Moline ( 

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