Office of Educational Assessment

Music History Placement


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FEE: $35
Fees are payable to the University of Washington at the time of testing, in cash or check only. No Credit/debit cards.
REGISTRATION: To register for an exam, please call (206-543-1171), email ( or stop by during Testing Center hours.
TEST LENGTH: 90 minutes
LOCATION: Room 440, Schmitz Hall, Testing Center
ON THE DAY OF THE TEST: The examinee must bring photo identification, #2 pencils, the test fee, and know her/his UW Student Number. No one will be admitted into the examination without proper photo identification.
RESULTS: Results from the Music Placement Test are returned to the examinee within ten minutes after the examination. Scores are sent to the University of Washington’s Undergraduate School of Music. Scores will be reported as a percentage and are based on the number of questions answered correctly.
RETESTS: Test may be taken only twice ever.
MORE INFORMATION Multiple choice with a listening section. Contact the Music Advising Office at (206) 543-1239 or

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the OEA Testing Center at (206) 543-1171 or via email at before registering for the test.