Placement Exams

You can verify if you need to take the Math or English placement exam by reviewing the requirements below. You will need to take the exam if you want to take a higher level class than your current score permits.

If you are enrolling in any Spanish course for the first time at WSU, regardless of level, you will need to take the Spanish placement exam. You will be able to enroll in the class within 24 hours of taking the exam.

After you take the placement exams, your scores can be viewed online in your myWSU account; select Banner 9 Student Self-Service and then click the Prior Education and Testing link.

ENGLISH

(section score)

MATH

(section score)

No ACT/SAT score

ENGL 011
No ACT/SAT score MATH 011 or 007

ACT less than 20
SAT less than 460
(test before 3/2016-
Critical Reading)

SAT less than 520
(test after 3/2016)

Placement Exam
Score - 5
ENGL 011 ACT less than 18
SAT less than 440
(test before 3/2016)
SAT less than 480
(test after 3/2016)

Placement Exam 0-10

MATH 011 or 007

ACT 20-30
SAT 460-700
(test before 3/2016-
Critical Reading)

SAT 520-720
(test after 3/2016)

Placement Exam
Score - 4

ENGL 101 ACT 18-19
SAT 440-470
(test before 3/2016)
SAT 480-500
(test after 3/2016)

Placement Exam 11-14

MATH 012
ACT 31+
SAT 700+
(test before 3/2016-
Critical Reading)

SAT 730+
(test after 3/2016)
Credit for ENGL 101
Start ENGL 102

Contact Counseling and Testing Center

ACT 20+
SAT 480+
(test before 3/2016)
SAT 510+
(test after 3/2016)

Placement Exam 15+

MATH 111 or 131
Placement Exam
Score - 1
ENGL 013 ACT 20+
SAT 480+
(test before 3/2016)
SAT 510+
(test after 3/2016)
MATH 112 or 123
Placement Exam
Score - 2
ENGL 015 ACT 20+
SAT 480+
(test before 3/2016)
SAT 510+
(test after 3/2016)

and HS 2 years algebra/
1 year geometry/
half year trigonometry

MATH 242
Placement Exam
Score - 3
ENGL 100 ACT 31+
SAT 700+
(test before 3/2016)
SAT 730+
(test after 3/2016)
GED 175+
Credit for MATH 111

Contact Counseling and Testing Center


Testing Options

Online Spanish Exam

LOCATION COST

Log in to your myWSU account
Home tab > Student Tools box > Spanish Placement exam

Free

On-Demand Testing for Math* and English Exams

LOCATION ITEMS TO BRING COST

Counseling and Testing Center
Grace Wilkie Hall, room 320
316-978-3440


Call or stop by to schedule

Photo ID or Shocker Card
Pencil

Math - $20 total


English - $20 total


Proctoring Fee $10 - due at time of exam (Cash, check or card accepted)


Exam Fee $10 - added to your student account once test is scored

WSU South
4501 E. 47th St.
Wichita, KS
316-978-8000


Call or stop by to schedule

Photo ID or Shocker Card
Pencil

Math - $20 total


English $20 total


Proctoring Fee $10 - due at time of exam (Cash or check only)


Exam Fee $10 - added to your student account once test is scored

WSU West
3801 N. Walker Ave.
Maize, KS
316-978-6777


Call or stop by to schedule

Photo ID or Shocker Card
Pencil

Math - $20 total


English $20 total


Proctoring Fee $10 - due at time of exam (Cash or check only)


Exam Fee $10 - added to your student account once test is scored

Distance Proctoring Center
Contact Counseling and Testing Center at 316-978-3440 for assistance in locating a test center in a location near you

Photo ID or Shocker Card

Proctoring fees and payment options vary based on location.


Exam Fee $10 - added to your student account once test is scored

Proctor U
Online

Sign up for Proctor U testing online

Technical specifications:
High-speed internet
Webcam
Microphone
Adobe Flash

Math- $27.50 total


English- $35 total

*The Wichita State University’s Math Department on campus will no longer be doing group exams for placement tests. Instead, they are offering on-demand testing in their office, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm for only $10. To take your test in their office, you must call in advance to set up at time. Please contact Janise Eck directly at (316)978-5230 and schedule your test.