InformationDo you need directions to the UWM Testing Center? Parking information? Retest information? Find out more about our policies, requirements for testing and what to bring with you on the day of the test.
- Day of the Test
- Getting Exam Results
- Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- Parking Information
- Directions to UWM
- Study Materials
- Useful Resource Links
Day of the Test
Please review the following points before the day you are scheduled to test:
- You should arrive 15 minutes early to check in for your exam at the specified location.
- You must present a valid photo I.D. (Drivers License, School I.D., Passport, Military I.D.). Tests will not be administered to anyone without a valid photo I.D.
- Bring number 2 pencils to use on the exams.
- You may use a non-graphing calculator (scientific) only for the Admissions Test Series (ATS) and Placement tests. Graphing calculators are not permitted for these tests.
- You may use a graphing calculator only for the ACT test.
- You must bring payment, if required, for the exam. Exams requiring payment will not be administered without full payment due at the time of the exam. Payment is required for the ACT, CLEP, MAT and correspondence exams.
- Incoming freshmen will have their UWM ID picture taken on their scheduled test date.
- You need to review the policies and procedures concerning testing. Pay special attention to the Test Center Procedures and Regulations, Grounds for Dismissal and Cheating sections.
Getting Exam Results
If you are a new freshman, you will receive the results of your placements tests at your New Freshman Orientation session.
If you have taken the Admissions Test Series, you will be contacted by the Admissions office to inform you of your admit status.
If you are a continuing student, results for placement exams will be available in three working days unless otherwise indicated. How to obtain your test results:
- Check on PAWS.
- Call the Testing Center at 414-229-4689. You must know your student I.D. number.
- Stop at the Testing Center, Mellencamp B28 with a valid photo I.D.
To obtain results from other exams, refer to the specific exam information included in the website.
Preparing for a test isn't easy, and most test takers have some sort of test anxiety as they prepare. Through high school, college, and then graduate school, the tests seem to get more complicated and more important.
As you prepare for your test, you want to make sure that you start soon enough. Knowing when to begin your preparation process is critical to having enough time to prepare, without feeling rushed. Adequate preparation time has become increasingly important as test takers lives are increasingly rushed and they often feel as though they don't have enough time to prepare for their test.
The amount of time that is necessary to prepare depends on the individual, as well as the score the test taker hopes to achieve. If you are a quick learner, then you won't need to spend as much time preparing as someone that absorbs material and concepts at a lower rate.
There are many resources that you can use as you begin the test preparation process. You will find much information about most tests online at official websites, containing test dates, the types of questions, how long the test will take, and most other questions concerning the details of the test. The internet also provides access to test study guides and practice tests that will help you prepare as well.
Study guides are available at the UWM Bookstore and at the UWM Tutoring And Academic Resource Center located in Mitchell Hall, Room 215.
Below are additional study resources.
- Review for English Placement Test
- Review for Mathematics Placement Test
- Review for French Placement Test
- Review for German Placement Test
- Review for Spanish Placement Test
- National Test Preparation
- Test Prep Center
- Kaplan Study/Tutor Center
Panther Academic Support Services (PASS)Panther Academic Support Services (PASS) provides free weekly small group tutoring, supplemental instruction (SI), and online tutoring to enrolled UWM students. Students can schedule an appointment at PASS or stop by any one of the centers in Bolton 180, Bolton 120, Library WB42, or Library E154. For more information visit the PASS website, email email@example.com, or call 414-229-3726.
Sylvan Learning CenterSylvan Learning Centers provide personalized instructional services to students of all ages and skill levels. Many national tests are offered through Sylvan.
Career/Vocational TestingThe UWM Career Development Center offers career/vocational counseling to UWM students and alumni by appointment. Sometimes personality/interest inventories are used in the counseling process. A Career Development Center counselor will explain the tests and their interpretation. For more information: UWM Career Development Center
Links to State and Federal Civil Service Exams
- State of Wisconsin Home
- Wisconsin Department of Civil Service
- Test Center
- U.S Department of State Home Page
- Federal Government Jobs
Testing for Learning DisabilitiesAlthough our office does not offer this kind of diagnostic testing, the Norrris Health Center can be of assistance. Also, the UWM Psychology Department Training Clinic provides an assessment for learning disabilities and attentional disorders, which is available to students registered at UWM. The Clinic can be reached at 414-229-5521. There is a reduced student fee charged for this assessment.