Take Required UW-System Placement Tests in an Area Near You
UW-River Falls requires Placement Tests to help you place in the appropriate English, math, and foreign language courses. If you haven't earned credit for any college-level math or English courses, you will need to take the UW-System Placement Tests. Placement Tests are offered throughout the spring in areas around Wisconsin and Minnesota, and can also be taken online if you are from out of state. If you have questions about Placement Tests, please refer to our Placement Testing webpage.
Regional Placement Tests are available near you in March, April, or May (note that you must complete this no later than 2 weeks ahead of your Registration date for us to receive your score in time). Sign up for these tests online and get them done at a location near you.
We highly encourage you to take one of the Regional Placement Tests, however, new UW-River Falls students have the ability to take the Residual Placement Tests on the UWRF campus in the summer. You do not need to sign up ahead of time for these dates. Please check our Residual Placement Test webpage for more information on the dates we offer and other important information about the testing program.
Review Your Admitted Student Checklist
Check the Admitted Student Checklist to make sure you've crossed all items off your list before attending New Student Registration.
Double-check that we have the correct major for you listed in our registration system
Prepare for Your Academic Advising Session
You should also submit official transcripts for any university/college courses that you've completed prior to attending registration. Otherwise, bring unofficial transcripts for any college courses that you have in progress or that you've recently completed.
Note: having an idea of what classes you want to take can be very helpful when you come to registration, but keep an open mind when it comes to your first course schedule. Your advisor will assist you in getting the schedule that is right for you!