Onsite Tests

The OEA Testing Center, located in 440 Schmitz Hall, offers a wide variety of tests, including undergraduate placement, college entrance, certification, and make-up/course exams. Proctoring services are provided for other educational institutions or agencies. Facilities include two group testing rooms with individual carrels and video/audio systems. Disability accommodations are available.

Test schedules and registration information are given below for specific tests.

Undergraduate Placement Exams

Math and honors Chemistry, first-year French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and other placement exams are offered on a drop-in basis at designated times. You may not pre-register for placement exams. Practice problems are available for the Mathematics Placement Test.

We also offer placement examinations in Music History and Music Theory. More information is available from the School of Music.

Foreign Language Exams

Undergraduate proficiency tests in Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Urdu used to satisfy University of Washington undergraduate foreign language requirements. Appointments arranged individually; pre-registration required.

Graduate Foreign Language Exam. Some graduate programs require candidates to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. No set schedule. Arranged by individual appointment only.

Make-Up/Course Exams

Make-up/Course Exams are designed for students who are unable to take exams at the time they are administered in the classroom, and for faculty who require an alternate, secure test site to have exams administered. Faculty permission is required. Faculty can download the UW Faculty Exam Form to request a make-up/course exam.

English Language Exams

Academic English Language Programs (AEP) placement exam. Established schedule, pre-registration required.

VERSANT Spoken English test. Established schedule, pre-registration required.

Other Exams

ACTFL Language Proficiency Exam. The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board requires passage of the ACTFL proficiency test as part of an application for the Designated World Language and Bilingual Education endorsements. Individual appointment, pre-registration required.

ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) Exam. Individual appointment, pre-registration required. Format: computer-based.

Social Work 505 Waiver Exam. Established schedule, pre-registration required. For University of Washington School of Social Work students only.

Institutional American College Testing exam. Comparable to the national ACT, but for University of Washington use only. Established schedule, pre-registration required.

Miller Analogies Test. Individual appointment, pre-registration required. Format: computer-based.


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Contact Us:

1410 NE Campus Parkway
440 Schmitz Hall, Box 355837
Seattle, WA 98195-5837

(206) 543-1171 (Voice)
(206) 543-5706 (Fax)



Testing Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday
Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Effective July 6 – September 3, 2015: Closed from 9am – 12pm on
Mondays and Wednesdays

Please Note: We observe all UW Holiday Closures


Please contact us to request disability accommodations.