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Office of Educational Assessment

Undergraduate Placement

First Year (100-level) Placement Tests include: Mathematics, Honors Chemistry (145), Chemistry 142 and the six foreign languages (French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Korean 1st & 2nd year) listed below. If you need second year, third year, deficiency, or a foreign language not listed below, please make an individual appointment with our office by emailing us at testingcenter@uw.edu.

If you are uncertain about whether you need to take a placement test, please consult Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising for more information. To determine the placement prerequisites for a particular course, consult the UW Course Catalog.

TEST LENGTH: 60 minutes
LOCATION: Room 440, Schmitz Hall, Testing Center
FEE: $30 per Test

Fees are payed with a credit card when you register online.

Refunds are NOT allowed.

FEE WAIVERS: Fee Waivers are only available for UW Seattle students!

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = $0

Email (testingcenter@uw.edu) at least 1 week prior to when you want to test with: EFC documentation, student number, date and time you want to test, and which test you want to take.

EFC documentation can be your FASFA paperwork, UW Award Letter or a screen shot of Financial Aid page in MyUW.

Full Athletic Scholarship

Email (testingcenter@uw.edu) at least 1 week in advanced stating that you have a full athletic scholarship (athletics will pay for your test), student number, date and time you want to test, and which test you want to take.

UW Department Paying

Email (testingcenter@uw.edu) at least 1 week in advanced stating which department will be paying and their budget number, student number, the date and time you want to test, and which test you want to take.

 DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS To request disability accommodations for testing, please contact the Testing Center via email at testingcenter@uw.edu before registering for the test. You will need to send disability accommodation paperwork, student number, date and time you want to test, and which test you want to take.
 STUDY:  Math. Sample test questions
Spanish. Sample test questions
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a valid physical Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport) or Husky Card if a UW Student.

Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the listed test time.

 REGISTRATION:  DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE IF:

Needing Disability Accommodations, have an EFC of $0, have a Full Athletic Scholarship, or if a UW Department is paying for your exam. (See Above) You need to register by emailing testingcenter@uw.edu

READ these important and detailed instructions on how to register before registering: UW SEATTLE FAQ – ONLINE REGISTRATION

REGISTER HERE

You must register at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the test session that you want to attend.

COURSE CONFLICTS: If you are a UW Seattle student and have a class during every Placement Session offered in the current quarter, the Testing Center can set you up with a testing time that works with your schedule. Please email the Testing Center at least 1 week in advanced of when you would like to test.

Please email testingcenter@uw.edu your UW Class Schedule, student number, date and time you want to test, and which test you want to take.

Course Conflict scheduling will not be available during registration weeks.

RESULTS: Score reports are available about 10 minutes after the completion of the test by logging back into the APTP Test Registration Program.

Scores are uploaded to the UW student database overnight and will be ready for registration by 8:00 am the following day.

Paper copies of the score reports are available at the Testing Center in person with Photo ID or mailed via USPS.

 RETESTS:  Chemistry 142 and 145 (Honors). Twice in a twelve-month period, two-week wait between tests.
French, Italian, and Spanish**. Once every 6 months. **Can not take the 100-level Spanish test if a student has completed a 200-level class.
German & Japanese. Twice in a twelve-month period, 75-day wait between tests.
Korean first and second year. No waiting period.
Math. Each type (advanced or general) twice in a twelve-month period, two-week wait between tests. – If a student retakes a Math exam, any previous results from the same test type become invalid.
MORE INFORMATION: If you are uncertain about whether you need to take a placement test, please consult Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising for more information. To determine the placement prerequisites for a particular course, consult the UW Course Catalog.

Chemistry. The Chemistry department offers the CHEM 142 exam online without a testing fee. The Testing Center offers the paper based test for a $30 fee. Please consult the UW Chemistry Department for information on the online CHEM 142 exam.

Take the CHEM 142 test if you wish to enroll in either CHEM 142 or 143. You can also place into CHEM 142  or  CHEM 143 with completion of a preparatory chemistry course, CHEM 110 or equivalent or with an AP Chemistry score of 1 or greater. A score of 5, 6, or 7 on the High Level Chemistry IB exam is accepted for placement into any of the courses. Take the CHEM 145 (Honors) test if you wish to enroll in CHEM 145. Note CHEM 145 is open to students with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry test or a  5, 6, or 7 on the High Level Chemistry IB exam. Completion of MATH 124 or concurrent enrollment in MATH 124 is also a prerequisite for CHEM 145. For more information regarding chemistry test scores and placement at UW Seattle, please consult the UW Chemistry Department. CHEM 145 allows a Calculator.

Language testing. If, after your admission to UW, you start over again in the language you used to meet the admission requirement, the first college quarter is considered a duplication and you aren’t awarded college credit. The course and grade will appear on your college transcript, but won’t count toward your credit total or your GPA. You’ll receive credit for all language courses from the second quarter on.

Korean. Korean Heritage track students can take the Korean 100 test if they are trying to fulfill their language requirement for graduation, but cannot take the Korean 100 test to replace Korean 135.  If you missed taking Korean 135 in Autumn Quarter, you may want to take the Korean 200 test and see if you can place into 3rd year Korean (300-level).  For more information regarding Korean test scores and placement at UW Seattle, please consult Asian Languages and Literature.

Math. The Math Placement Tests (MPT) provide placement into precalculus and calculus. For more information regarding mathematics test scores and placement at UW Seattle, please consult the UW Math Department. NO CALCULATORS ALLOWED.

Schedule for First-year Undergraduate Placement Exams

Registration closes 30 minutes before the scheduled start time for a testing session. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. If you arrive after the scheduled start time, you WILL NOT be admitted to the exam.

November 2017

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You must PRE-REGISTER for ALL Placement Test Sessions:  REGISTER HERE or email testingcenter@uw.edu with any questions of concerns.

Check https://oea.washington.edu/aptp.html for the most up to date list of available dates and seat availability.