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Exam Information

 

 

ABOUT PLACEMENT/QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS

Several basic courses at Wayne State University (WSU) are taught with the expectation that the student has attained a certain level of knowledge and skill in the subject. Since it is better to be placed into a lower level course by taking an examination than to fail a higher-level course for which you are not adequately prepared, there is every reason to feel comfortable about taking the examinations. Prepare to do your best by reviewing the material on the web sites indicated and getting plenty of rest the night before your exam(s).

 

 

The tests you need to take depend on several factors:

  • Your intended major
  • Whether or not you have received credit through the Advanced Placement or College-Level Examination programs.
  • If you have achieved course placement by the ACT or SAT
  • Whether or not you have met the University's Mathematics Competency requirement via the ACT.

 

 

Subject

Type of Test

ACT Testing Date

ACT Score

ACT Test Qualifications

Placement

Math Math Competency after October 1, 1989 ACT Math = 25 or higher   You have met math competency. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine if you need to take the Math Placement Exam. More info
Math Math Placement

on or after

August 27, 2012

21-25 Most Recent Test Score You have placed into Math 0995, 1000 and 1050. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine the best math course to take. Please register to take this course this semester. More info
Math Math Placement

on or after

August 27, 2012

18-25 Most Recent Test Score You have placed into Math 1000. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine the best math course to take. Please register to take this course this semester. More info
Math Math Placement

on or after

August 27, 2012

0-17 Most Recent Test Score You have placed into Math 0993. Please register to take this course this semester.
English* English Qualifying

on or after

August 27, 2012

ACT English = 21 or higher Highest Test Score You have placed into ENG 1020.
English* English Qualifying

on or after

August 27, 2012

ACT English = 0-20 Highest Test Score You have placed into ENG 1010.
Biology* Biology Placement

on or after

August 27, 2012

ACT Composite = 21 or higher Most Recent Test Score You have placed into BIO 1500 or BIO 1510. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine if you need to take Biology. More info
Biology* Biology Placement

on or after

August 27, 2012

ACT Composite = 0-20 Most Recent Test Score You have placed into BIO 1050. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine if you need to take Biology. More info

 

* Students also can request to place into English or Biology using the SAT by contacting the Office of Testing.

Notes

  • Students are encouraged to visit STARS to ensure an official ACT test score is on record.
  • If you are interested in taking a CLEP test on WSU's campus, visit the Testing website.
  • If you are interested in testing out of computer literacy, critical thinking or oral communication, please contact the Testing Office.
  • The transfer credit website can give you information about course credit that can be earned through AP or CLEP tests.

Math

  • Supplemental instruction is available for Math 0993.
  • Individuals who took the ACT before May 1, 2012 should contact the Testing Office to register to take the Math Placement Test. It is especially important that you register to take Math your first semester.
  • Free study materials for the Math Placement Exam are available from the Math Department.

English

  • Students' English placement will expire three years from the date they took their most recent ACT.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to register for English their first semester or year, depending on the date of their most recent ACT test score.
  • Individuals who took the ACT before May 1, 2011 should register to take the English Qualifying Exam.
  • For more information, contact the Testing Office at 313-577-3400.
  • Writing support for students is available at the Writing Center.

Biology

  • Individuals whose program requires biology and took the ACT or SAT before May 1, 2012 should register to take the Biology Placement Exam.
  • For more information, contact the Testing Office at 313-577-3400.
  • Supplemental instruction is available for BIO 1500.

Chemistry

If you intend to pursue one of the following academic programs, you will also need to take the Chemistry Placement Examination:

  • Chemistry
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Dental 
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Biology
  • Cytotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Nutrition and Food Science (including Dietetics)
  • Physics
  • Secondary Science Education

Transfers

We recommend that transfer students consult with an advisor to determine the appropriate examination(s) to take

Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics Placement and English Qualifying Examinations

 

If you are a new (first-time-in-any-college) freshman or a freshman transferring with less than thirty credit hours, and you are trying to decide which exams you need to take, please visit the University Advising Center web site, http://www.advising.wayne.edu/wrkshp/test.php

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE EXAMINATION(S)

The examinations are not administered on a walk-in basis. You must register to reserve a seat for an examination at least two business days in advance of the desired date provided that room capacity has not already been reached.

  1. In Person Registration:  Come to Testing, Evaluation and Research Services, Suite 1900 A/AB, 5700 Cass Ave. The examination fee is required to register and must be paid by 1) check or money order payable to Wayne State University, 2) Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Magic Line ATM card, or 3) WSU OneCard. Cash will not be accepted.
  2. Mail Registration: Send your request to Testing, Evaluation and Research Services, Suite 1900 A/AB, 5700 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202. Mail your request a minimum of four weeks in advance of the examination date you choose. Your request must include your name, address, Student Identification Number, daytime telephone number, two test date preferences, and appropriate fee. The fee must be paid by check or money order payable to Wayne State University.  Your Appointment Notice and Receipt will be returned to you by mail.
  3. Phone Registration:   Registration by phone is a two-step process.  Step One:  Log in and pay the examination fee online via CashNet.  CashNet will send a receipt number to your email address.  Step Two:  Call Testing, Evaluation and Research Services at 313-577-3400 (option 3) to schedule your examination date.  Have your CashNet receipt number ready when you call.  To make your online payment, click the "Pay for Test Online" link at the top of this page.

EXAMINATION DATE CHANGE(S) AND REFUNDS

  1. If you cannot take the examination on the date for which you are registered, rescheduling to another date may be done by contacting Testing, Evaluation and Research Services before the date printed on your Appointment Notice. You may reschedule a maximum of three times per examination fee payment.
  2. A refund can be processed only if the request is made before the day of the examination and is accompanied by your Appointment Notice and Receipt. Requests for refunds made on or after the examination date, or after the third reschedule, cannot be honored.
  3. Examination fees not rescheduled or refunded are subject to forfeiture after one calendar year.

 

ON THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION(S)

Bring your Appointment Notice, current, signed, photo-bearing identification (e.g., your state-issued driver’s license, state-issued ID card or passport), a #2 pencil, and your WSU Access ID and password with you to each examination.  The WSU OneCard is not acceptable identification.  If you are taking the Chemistry Placement Examination you may also bring a calculator that meets the criteria described below.    If you are taking the English Qualifying Exam, you may bring a standard dictionary.  Be on time.  Late arrivals will not be admitted.

BIOLOGY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

The American College Test (ACT) Composite score or the SAT Critical Reading plus Mathematics scores are used to determine placement in the following courses:

BIO1050        An Introduction to Life
BIO1500        Basic Life Diversity
BIO1510        Basic Life Mechanisms

ACT Composite Score
SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics Scores
21 or higher = placement into BIO1500/1510 980 or higher = placement into BIO1500/1510
20 or below = placement into BIO1050 970 or below = placement into BIO1050

Restrictions:

  1. The ACT score or SAT scores used may not be from an exam taken more than two years prior to enrollment in the course.
  2. If you have taken the ACT or the SAT more than once, the most recent score within the two year time frame applies.
  3. The course placement is valid for three semesters from the date of your admission to WSU, or until the ACT score or SAT scores age out, whichever occurs first.

Any student placing into BIO1050 via the ACT or SAT may take the Biology Placement Exam if he/she wishes to attempt placement into BIO1500 or BIO1510.  Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT, or have ACT or SAT scores more than two years old, must take the Biology Placement Exam to determine course placement.

The examination is a computer-based, 50-item multiple-choice test, timed for 60 minutes. The content is based on a one-year high school biology course that included a laboratory. To prepare for the exam review any high school biology textbook which has a thorough treatment of molecular and cell biology, animal and plant structure and physiology, populations and ecology, and evolutionary theory and evidence.  The total test administration time is approximately 90 minutes.   This examination may only be taken once per semester. Test results are valid for three semesters. The examination fee is $25.00.

BIOLOGY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Test results from the dates listed below are valid for course placement for the following semesters:

Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring/Summer 2015

 

Day
Date
Time
Location
Notes

 

Note:  Payment of a test fee via Cashnet does not reserve a seat at an exam.

See "How to Register For An Examination" below.

Thursday

05/15/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

05/21/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

05/28/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

06/03/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Friday
06/06/14

11:30 a.m.

Oakland Center

Thursday

06/12/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

06/18/14

1:00 p.m.

Macomb Ed Ctr

 

Thursday

06/19/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Tuesday

06/24/14

1:30 p.m.

Oakland Center

Friday

06/27/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

07/08/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

07/09/14

1:00 p.m.

Macomb Ed Ctr

Monday

07/14/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

07/23/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Registration closed

Tuesday

07/29/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Registration closef

Wednesday

07/30/14

9:00 a.m.

Oakland Center

Registration closes 7/28/14 at 12:00 p.m.

Monday

08/04/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Registration closes 7/30/14 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/05/14

1:00 p.m.

Macomb Ed Ctr

Friday

08/08/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

08/12/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Monday

08/18/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

 

 

 

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

Students enrolling in the following programs should take the Chemistry Placement Exam: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or Science Education.

Based on your score, the examination will place you into one or more of the following courses:


CHM 1040             Chemistry Skills and Reasoning
CHM 1220/1230    General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM 1225/1230    General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

                                 [Open only to students in the College of Engineering]
CHM 1410             Chemical Principles I: General/Organic Chemistry


The examination is a computer-based 25-item multiple-choice test, timed for 60 minutes. The content is based on a one-year high school chemistry course that included a laboratory. A periodic table and on-screen scientific calculator are provided.  You may bring your own calculator if you wish.  The calculator you bring must be silent, hand-held, non-graphing, non-programmable, and cannot have an alphanumeric keyboard. Review material is available at http://www.chem.wayne.edu/students/undergrad_placement.html.  This examination may only be taken once per semester. Test results are valid for four semesters. The examination fee is $25.00.

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Test results from the dates listed below are valid for course placement for the following semesters:

Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring/Summer 2015

 

Day
Date
Time
Location
Notes

 

Note:  Payment of a test fee via Cashnet does not reserve a seat at an exam.

See "How to Register For An Examination" below.

Thursday

05/15/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

05/21/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

05/28/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

06/03/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Friday
06/06/14

11:30 a.m.

Oakland Center

Thursday

06/12/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

06/18/14

1:00 p.m.

Macomb Ed Ctr

 

Thursday

06/19/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Tuesday

06/24/14

1:30 p.m.

Oakland Center

Friday

06/27/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

07/08/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

07/09/14

1:00 p.m.

Macomb Ed Ctr

Monday

07/14/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

07/23/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Registration closed

Tuesday

07/29/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Registration closes 7/25/14 at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday

07/30/14

9:00 a.m.

Oakland Center

Registration closes 7/28/14 at 12:00 p.m.

Monday

08/04/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

08/05/14

1:00 p.m.

Macomb Ed Ctr

Friday

08/08/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

08/12/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Monday

08/18/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

The American College Test (ACT) score in English or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score in Writing is used to determine placement into the appropriate basic composition course, i.e., ENG1010 or ENG1020.

ACT English Score
SAT Writing Score
21 or higher = placement into ENG1020 480 or higher = placement into ENG1020
20 or below = placement into ENG1010 470 or below = placement into ENG1010

Restrictions:

  1. The ACT or SAT score used may not be from an exam taken more than three years prior to enrollment in the course.
  2. If you have taken the ACT or SAT more than once, the highest score within the three year time frame applies.
  3. The course placement is valid for two years from the date of your admission to WSU, or until the ACT or SAT score ages out, whichever occurs first.

Any student placing into ENG1010 via the ACT or SAT may take the English Qualifying Exam if he/she wishes to attempt placement into ENG1020.  Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT, or have ACT or SAT scores more than three years old, must take the English Qualifying Exam to determine course placement.  Those students who have received transfer credit for WSU ENG1020, or credit for WSU ENG1020 through the Advanced Placement or College-Level Examination Programs, do not need to take the exam.

The examination is a computer-based impromptu essay, timed for 45 minutes. The total test administration time is approximately 75 minutes. A standard English dictionary is permitted but not required.  The examination fee is $43.00. The exam may only be taken twice within a two year period. Examination results are valid for three years. The WSU English Department will not change a course placement determined by the exam.

 

ENGLISH QUALIFYING EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

 

Test results from the dates listed below are valid for course placement for two years beginning Fall 2014

 

Day
Date
Time
Location
Notes

 

Note:  Payment of a test fee via Cashnet does not reserve a seat at an exam.

See "How to Register For An Examination" below.

Tuesday

05/13/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

05/28/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Thursday

06/12/14

3:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Friday

06/27/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

Monday

07/14/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Friday

07/18/14

1:30 p.m.

Oakland Center

Tuesday

07/29/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Thursday

08/14/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Monday

08/11/14

1:30 p.m.

Oakland Center

Wednesday

08/20/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

All students, including transfer and guest students, who plan to take MAT 0995, 1000, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800, or 2010 as their first mathematics (MAT) course at WSU must place into the course according to the policies of the WSU Department of Mathematics.  For assistance in determining the MAT course(s) that are required for your curriculum, or to meet the University General Education requirement in Mathematics Competency, consult an academic advisor. 

Effective Winter 2011, the Mathematics Placement Examination may only be taken two times, and the second attempt must be completed within six months of the first attempt.  Students are encouraged to enroll in the course they are placed into after the first attempt, but will be given the opportunity to take the test one additional time.  After two attempts at the examination, students must enroll in the course into which they are placed

Course Placement Using an American College Test (ACT) Math Score*

 

ACT Math score of 29 or higher Placement into MAT 2010
ACT Math score of 26 or higher Placement into MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800
ACT Math score of 21 or higher Placement into MAT 0995, 1050
ACT Math score of 18 or higher Placement into MAT 1000

*The course you should choose is determined by your intended major.  Consult an academic advisor.

Restrictions:

  1. The ACT Math score may not be from an exam taken more than two years prior to enrollment in the course.
  2. Placement using an ACT Math score will only be valid for three semesters from the date of your first semester of admission to WSU.
  3. If you have taken the ACT more than once, only the most recent ACT Math score will be considered.

 

Course Placement by Examination

Any student who does not place into an MAT course using an ACT Math score as described above must take the WSU Mathematics Placement Examination to determine MAT course placement.  The examination consists of 55 questions.  All students are given Part A (25 questions) and Part B (15 questions), but only those students who wish to place into MAT 2010 receive Part C (15 questions).  The examination has three levels of placement.

  1. Passing at the first level allows entry into MAT 0995, 1000, or 1050.  The required score is 14 correct on Part A, or 19 correct on Parts A and B.*
  2. Passing at the second level allows entry into MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, or 1800.  The required score is 26 correct on Parts A and B with at least 5 correct on Part B.*
  3. Passing at the third level allows entry into MAT 2010.  The required score is 38 correct on Parts A, B, and C, with at least 5 correct on Part C.*

Students whose score is below that required for placement at the first level qualify only for MAT 0900 or 0993.  If you place into a course below the level that you had expected, you may either take the lower level course or study independently and retake the examination if you are eligible to do so.  Students who score below 8 on Part A of the examination are strongly encouraged to contact the Mathematics Department for free software to help you prepare to be successful in MAT 0900 or 0993.  Send your request to shereen@math.wayne.edu. For information about registering for MAT 0900, please contact the Rising Scholars Program at risingscholars@wayne.edu, stop by Room 1316 F/AB, or call 313-577-1887.

*If you took the ACT it is possible that your ACT Math score, in combination with your placement examination score, may qualify you for a WSU mathematics course for which your placement examination score alone would be insufficient.  If you designated WSU as a recipient of your ACT scores, your ACT Math score will automatically be considered when your placement examination is scored.  To be considered, your ACT score must be no more than two years old from the date of your enrollment in the course.  If you have taken the ACT more than once, only the most recent ACT Math score will be considered. 

Once you have taken the placement examination, the complete Mathematics Placement Exam Score and Placement Matrix is available at www.stars.wayne.edu.  Go to the "Tests" screen and select the "Mathematics Qualifying Exam" hyperlink.

The Mathematics Placement Examination must be taken before classes begin for the semester in which you plan to take the course.  Placement is valid for a limited time only.  Scores will be honored for three semesters:  the semester for which the examination was taken and the two semesters immediately following.  For the purposes of counting, there are three semesters:   Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer. 

Note:  If there is a discrepancy between placement based on a valid ACT Math score and the results of the Mathematics Placement Examination, the higher placement will be used.

No aids (e.g., a calculator) are permitted on the examination. Total test administration time, including checking ID, distributing test materials, etc., is approximately 2½ hours. Review material is available at http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/math/placement The examination fee is $25.00.

 

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

 

This examination is offered on Main Campus, at the Macomb Education Center, 16480 Hall Road, Clinton Township, 586-226-4291, and the Oakland Center, 33737 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 248-553-3545. Test registration for all locations is handled solely by the Testing, Evaluation and Research Services Office, Suite 1900 A/AB, 5700 Cass Ave, 313-577-3400 (option 3).

 

Test results from the dates listed below are valid for course placement for the following semesters:

Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring/Summer 2015

 

Day
Date
Time
Location
Notes

Note:  Payment of a test fee via Cashnet does not reserve a seat at an exam.

 

See "How to Register For An Examination" below.

Monday
05/19/14 1:30 p.m. Main Campus

Friday

05/30/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

06/11/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

06/18/14

9:30 a.m.
Macomb Ed Ctr
 

Thursday

06/19/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

Tuesday

06/24/14

9:00 a.m.

Oakland Center

Friday

06/27/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Tuesday

07/08/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

07/09/14

9:30 a.m.
Macomb Ed Ctr

Friday

07/18/14

9:00 a.m.

Oakland Center

 

Saturday

07/26/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Registration closed

Thursday

07/31/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Registration closes 07/29/14 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/05/14

9:30 a.m.
Macomb Ed Ctr

Friday

08/08/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Monday

08/11/14

9:00 a.m.

Oakland Center

Tuesday

08/12/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Thursday

08/14/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Monday

08/18/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

08/20/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IN MATHEMATICS COMPETENCY

Competency in basic mathematics must be demonstrated by all students prior to the completion of the first thirty credits taken at Wayne State University.  Mathematics competency shall be demonstrated by one of the following methods:

  1. Achieve an ACT Math score of 25 or higher from an ACT test taken October 1989 or thereafter. An official score report is required. If you need to send an official score report to Wayne State University, go to http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html.  No credit hours are earned from this option.
  2. Achieve an acceptable test score on one of the following tests:  AP-CEEB or CLEP.  Go to http://www.transfercredit.wayne.edu/tests.php for specific information.
  3. Transfer credit for successful completion of a course equivalent to or higher than WSU MAT 1000, completed with a grade of 'C' or better, taken at another accredited college or university.  The Equivalency Tables are available at http://www.transfercredit.wayne.edu/tests.php.
  4. Take the WSU Mathematics Placement Examination and place into any WSU MAT course higher than MAT 1050.  No credit hours are earned from this option.
  5. Satisfactory completion of the approved mathematics coursework.  Consult an academic advisor.

 


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you have a documented disability that requires testing accommodations, you will need to register with Student Disability Services for coordination of these accommodations. The Student Disability Services (SDS) office is located at 1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library in the Student Academic Success Services Department. To schedule an appointment, call 313-577-1851. Information about SDS can be found at http://studentdisability.wayne.edu/ .



FAQ2

Exam Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take my exams before I attend Orientation?

Yes. At Orientation you will meet with an academic advisor to confirm your course selections for the upcoming semester. You will need to have completed your testing and received your test results in order for the advising and course selection process to be accurate and effective. For information on Orientation, please visit http://www.orientation.wayne.edu.

I took one or more Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in high school? Do I take the WSU placement exam(s) anyway?

In general, no. If you feel you did well enough to achieve at least an AP score of “3-qualified” wait to schedule the WSU placement exams, if needed, until after you have received your AP test results. The WSU AP policy is available at http://transfercredit.wayne.edu/tests.php.  At WSU no credit is awarded for an AP score of 2 or below, however, an AP Calculus score of 2 may satisfy Mathematics Competency (MC).  Check with your advisor.

Can I pay all my test fees with one check or money order?

Yes. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Wayne State University.

How long will it take to get my test results?

You will receive your Biology and Chemistry results when you finish testing.

The Mathematics Placement Exam results are available approximately one week after testing.

Most students will know the results of the English Qualifying Exam as soon as they finish testing.  In some cases, it will be necessary for the WSU English Department to review the essay submission to determine placement.  If your essay is one of those sent for review, you can expect test results approximately ten days after testing.

How will I receive my test results?

English and Mathematics results are sent to your WSU email address.  Biology and Chemistry results are available in Blackboard.  

I received my test results but the registration system will not allow me to sign up for the course. What should I do?

The Testing Office must post a Permit to Register permission in the student records system before you can register for a Biology, Chemistry, English or Math course.  If more than one week has passed since you tested and you are still unable to add your course, please call us.

How long are the test results valid?

Test results for the Biology Placement Exam are valid for three semesters.  Test results for the Chemistry Placement Exam are valid for four semesters. Test results for the English Qualifying Exam are valid for three years.  For the purpose of course placement, test results for the Mathematics Placement Exam are valid for three semesters.

Can I register for my tests online?

No, you cannot register for a test online.  You can pay the test fee(s) online and then call our office with your CashNet receipt number(s) to complete your test registration.  See "How To Register For The Examination(s)" at the top of this page.

I don’t have a driver’s license. What can I use for identification when I test?

Acceptable identification must be government-issued, have a current photograph or physical description, a signature, and be valid (i.e., not expired). Examples of acceptable identification include a driver’s license, passport, or Michigan Personal Identification Card. Examples of unacceptable identification include a WSU OneCard, Social Security Card, birth certificate, credit card, or any expired ID.

I have a disability that requires special accommodations for testing. How do I arrange this?

Contact Student Disability Services, Room 1600 Adamany Undergraduate Library, 313-577-1851.

If I still have questions how do I contact your office?

You can reach the Testing, Evaluation and Research Services Office by phone at 313-577-3400 (choose option 3) or by sending an email to testing@wayne.edu.

How do I get to campus and where do I park?

For directions to campus, parking information and a campus map visit http://www.campusmap.wayne.edu.
We strongly recommend parking in a University parking structure. If you park at a meter, it may expire while you are in the middle of an exam.