Office of Educational Assessment

Music Theory Placement


The U.W. Academic Testing Center is currently closed. We will update our pages when we have a return date, pending UW and public health approval. Please contact for any questions.


The Music Theory Placement exams are offered year-round. Please schedule the Ear-Training Section as soon as possible with

FEE: $35

Fees are payable by cash or check, made payable to: University of Washington.

Credit and Debit cards are NOT accepted.


To register for an exam, please call (206) 543-1171, email us: or come in-person during Testing Center office hours.

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 twice ever.

Multiple choice.

Any additional questions? Contact the Music Advising Office at (206) 543-1239 or

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the U.W. Testing Center at least (1-2) week prior to desired test date via phone call (206)543-1171 or email at before registering for the test.  Please include documentation from Disability Resources for Students or a from a medical provider stating the accommodation needs.  Do not send a diagnosis.  If you are a U.W. student, please register with the Disability Resources for Students department if needed.