UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Requirements

Do I need to take a placement test?

UW System placement tests are required for all new students who have not completed college-level courses in English or Math. Refer to our Transfer Credit webpage to determine if you need to take the placement test.

If you've taken French, German, or Spanish in high school, it is recommended that you take the foreign language placement test for your language, especially if you are considering continuing in that language. Students can earn up to 14 credits (and corresponding grades of A) for taking the placement test and passing the class you are placed in with a grade of B- or better.

If you are taking the Math placement test, please note that you are allowed to bring a non-graphing calculator to use during the test.

Times/Dates

Students attending UW-River Falls who are not able to take their placement tests during the Regional Placement Testing Program can take them in early June, late August, or January (depending on whether you are starting in the Fall or Spring) prior to their registration date.  All placement tests will take place in the University Center (see map) and will follow the schedule below:

  • 1:00pm-Math
  • 2:45pm-English
  • 4:30pm-Modern Language

Parking

Parking is free to students and families who display the proper permit in Pay 1 lot.  The parking permit for Placement Testing and New Student Registration is sent to you in your confirmation materials five days prior to your registration event.  Please see the map for more information about how to locate these parking lots on the UWRF campus.  Should you have any questions about parking, please contact NSFP at 715-425-4250 or at nsfp@uwrf.edu.  

Questions?

Questions can be directed to the Admissions Office by phone at 715-425-3500 or e-mail admissions@uwrf.edu.