Testing Center

The Testing Center can help you whether you are taking a test to qualify for admission, to find out where you should be placed in UWM courses, to earn credit toward your degree or to gain admission to graduate or professional school. The Testing Center also serves as a resource for faculty, staff and the community through our exam and evaluation processing and our survey instrument design capability. Check out the information below for more details about all the ways you should utilize the Testing Center during your time at UWM.

UWM Testing Center
Mellencamp Hall B28
2442 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Monday 10am-6:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm
Friday 10am-4:30pm

Test Registration

Placement testing is available during designated test sessions. You must register in advance for placement testing. Current students, transfer students and retesters should register at testregistration.uwm.edu any time we offer the test called ‘Placement’. You must register for a separate time for each placement test you need to complete. First time New freshman testers must register for designated New Freshman placement testing sessions.


Testing Center Information

Wondering about how you can prepare for the exam you’re taking, where to park when you come or what you need to bring with you the day of the exam? This area will answer most of your questions.

Testing Policies

Review our policies dealing with retesting, placement testing for military personnel, cheating, security, children, and photo identification required for testing.

Tests Administered at UWM

The UWM Testing Center provides a variety of services to meet your testing and assessment needs. Whether you need to take your ACT, placement test or test to earn college credit, the Testing Center can assist you.

Accommodated Testing

The UWM Testing Center provides accommodations to students who have a documented disability and require non-standard testing conditions.

National Testing

National tests include the ACT and post-graduate admission tests such as LSAT and Miller Analogies.

New Freshmen Testing Program

All new freshmen are required to take placement tests to determine their course eligibility in math and English and have the option of taking placement exams in chemistry and foreign language. UW-Milwaukee is one of the largest UW Placement Testing Centers. Whether you’re planning to come to UWM or attend another UW institution, you can take your placement tests with us.

Distance Education/Correspondence

The UW Milwaukee Testing Center provides a service by which candidates enrolled in Distance Education, Independent Study or other courses can take examinations or complete certifications at our Center.

Instructional Support

The UWM Testing Center offers technological resources such as scanning, scoring, and statistical reporting for examinations, evaluations, surveys and assessment projects. Find out more information about our services and the support that is available.


The UWM Testing Center subscribes to the professional standards and guidelines set forth by the NCTA (National College Testing Association).

The UWM Testing Center is a participant in the CCTC (Consortium of College Testing Centers).