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English Placement Test

The University of Wisconsin System English Placement Test is available online and in person. This test will help us place you in the most appropriate English composition course.  We request that you take test as soon as possible, ideally at least one week before your advising appointment.

In-person Option

Currently enrolled UWRF students may schedule an individual test time with Sally Bender in the English Department. Allow 90 minutes to take the exam. Contact information: or 715-425-4582.

On-line Option

The University of Wisconsin System placement testing website is available at

Before registration:

When you register for placement testing:

  • You will need your Falcon ID login credentials (your “W-number” and password)
  • Select only the exams that you need to take.  If you are taking more than one placement test, you do not need to complete all the tests during one sitting.
  • Within two business days of registering, you will receive an email from Scantron with a username and password for accessing the exam.  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.

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 not the best outcome. Scoring accurately will help you the most.

Course Placement

Test Score

Course Placement

330 or less

Enroll in ENGL 20


Enroll in both ENGL 99 & 100


Enroll in ENGL 100


Enroll in ENGL 200

670 or higher

Student qualifies to test out of ENGL 200 (click here for details)

Frequently Asked Questions about the English Placement Test


Contact Us

English Department
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
241A Kleinpell Fine Arts

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