Freshman Placement Testing

You are on your way to becoming a UWM Panther – and we couldn’t be more excited to have you join the UWM family!

Getting admitted was the first big step – your next step is to schedule an appointment for New Freshman Placement Testing. All freshmen admitted to any of our campuses – Milwaukee, Waukesha or Washington County – are required to complete placement testing in math and English to determine the courses in which you are eligible to enroll. These tests are designed to place you in the most appropriate college level courses. Testing must be completed before you can register for New Student Orientation which is where you will sign up for classes. Orientation is mandatory and dates fill on a first come, first served basis so it is necessary to complete your placement tests and your other mandatory next steps as soon as possible so you can register for your New Student Orientation date.

It is important to take your placement tests seriously as placement in the proper courses will enable you to proceed through your required coursework more efficiently which can save you time and money. We strongly suggest that you review the topics covered in the exams so that you feel prepared on the day of your test.

The Milwaukee campus and the Waukesha/Washington County campuses have slightly different requirements and sign up procedures for placement testing so it is very important that you follow the link below to the appropriate campus to get the most accurate information.

To get started, please select one of the following: