Admission Test Series

This test series is offered to applicants who do not meet UWM’s standard admission criteria. The results of these tests will assist in determining admissibility to the University. The test series lasts approximately 4 hours and is offered on various days throughout the month. The use of a non-graphing, non-programmable calculator is allowed. Appointments are required. The Office of Undergrad Admissions will notify you with the results of your tests and the status of your admission.

An appointment is required to complete the Admission Test Series (ATS).

This test series includes:


English Placement Test (EPT)

The English Placement Test consists of three subtests. These subtests are English Usage, Sentence Correction, and Reading Comprehension. The English Placement Test is 90 minutes long.

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Math Placement Test

The Mathematics Placement Test consists of 85 items measuring three different sets of skills: Math Basics, Algebra, and Trigonometry. This is a 90 minute test. Students are allowed to bring and use a scientific calculator; however calculators often will not be provided at the test site. Graphing calculators may not be used and will not be permitted in the testing room. Only non graphing, non programmable calculators are permitted for use on this test.

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Nelson Denny Reading Test

A two-part test, the Nelson-Denny measures vocabulary development, comprehension, and reading rate. Part I (Vocabulary) is a 15 minute test; Part II (Comprehension and Rate) is a 20 minute test.