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

 

MATH

 

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

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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

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Testing Options

Spanish Exam

Placement exams for Spanish are offered online through your myWSU portal and are free of charge.

Please Log in to your myWSU account and on the Home tab, in the Student Tools box, click the link Spanish Placement Exam.

Math and English Exams

Placement exams for Math and English Placement are provided in Blackboard.  Please be aware there is a $10 exam fee that will be placed on your student account after completing your exam.