Placement Testing

Residual Placement Testing

The following information explains the Residual Placement Testing Program at UW-River Falls.  Residual Placement Testing dates in January, June, and August are only open to new UWRF students.  These tests are your next step in the enrollment process and are required for all new UWRF students who did not complete the UW Placement Tests during the Regional Testing Program.

Where do I take them?  

The Residual Placement Tests are held in the University Center Ballroom on the UWRF campus.

When do I take them?  

Residual Placement Tests are held at UWRF in January for students starting in the Spring Semester and in June, July, and August for students starting in the Fall Semester. 

  • Fall 2020 Testing Dates: Sunday, June 7th; Wednesday, June 10th; Sunday, June 14th; Wednesday, June 17th; Sunday, August 2nd; Wednesday, August 26th

What time are the tests?  

You should report to the University Center Ballroom at least 15 minutes prior to your first test. The schedule for the Residual Testing Program is below:

  • English Test: 1:00pm
  • Math Test: 2:45pm
  • World Language Test: 4:30pm

How do I sign up? 

There is no sign up required for the Residual Placement Testing Program dates. Simply show up and test with us! 

What should I bring with me?  

You should bring a photo ID (driver's license, passport, high school student ID, etc.) and a non-graphing calculator if you're planning to take the math test. Students will not be allowed to test without a photo ID.

Where should I park?  

You may park for free in any legal space in Pay 1 Lot (next to North Hall) with the proper New Student Registration parking permit. There may also be free street parking available. 

What if I can't attend any of the Residual Placement Testing dates?   

Contact Admissions & New Student and Family Programs at 715-425-4250 or for more information on how to complete the UW Placement Tests.

If you are able to take the Placement Test in the spring, please take the time to sign up! If you're unable to attend any of the dates listed on the sign up web site, these Residual Testing Program dates are available to you as a new UWRF student.


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