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New Freshman Placement Testing
Welcome to UW-Milwaukee as a new freshman! Now that you've been admitted, your next step is to schedule an appointment for New Freshman Placement Testing. All incoming freshman admitted to UW Milwaukee are required to complete placement tests in math and English. Depending on your course of study you may also be required to take an exam in chemistry and/or foreign language. These tests are designed to place you in the most appropriate college level courses. Testing must be completed before you can register for classes.


If you are admitted to UW-Milwaukee for the fall semester, you will receive information about your testing options beginning in February or soon after your admittance. If you are admitted for the spring semester, testing information will be mailed out in October. New Freshmen must wait until they are admitted and receive their testing information before attempting to schedule their placement tests.

Placement testing is scheduled online. You will need to activate your ePantherID and password at epantherid.uwm.edu before you can register for your placement testing at UW Milwaukee.

Testing Options and Registration You have many options for completing your placement exams including completing your exams at UW Milwaukee or at a location closer to where you live and completing your exams in a paper based format or on a computer. Learn about all of the different testing options available to you and register for your tests online.

Preparing For Your Tests Start your UWM experience with a closer look at our testing policies and information about each of the placement tests. Find out what tests you should take and how to prepare for them, including test descriptions and sample test questions.

Frequently Asked QuestionsAnswers to common questions can be found here.