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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

January 12, 2013

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

January 12, 2013

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

January 12, 2013

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

January 12, 2013

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

on or after

January 12, 2013

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

on or after

January 12, 2013

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

January 12, 2013

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, Room 686 Student Center Building, 5221 Gullen Mall (click here for map). 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, Room 686 Student Center Building, 5221 Gullen Mall, 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.

Placement by ACT score is automatically added to your student record. If you wish to use your SAT score for placement into Biology, please follow this link: http://setwayne.weebly.com/sat-request.html.

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:

Winter 2015, Spring/Summer 2015, and Fall 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

10/02/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

10/08/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus
Monday
10/13/14
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
10/23/14
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus

Friday

10/24/14

1:30 p.m.

Oakland Center
Tuesday
10/28/14
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
11/06/14
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Wednesday
11/12/14
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus  

Thursday

11/13/14

1:30 p.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr  
Monday
11/17/14
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Wednesday
11/26/14
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Tuesday
12/02/14
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
12/18/14
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Registration closed
Thursday
12/18/14
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Registration closed
Wednesday
01/07/15
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus

 

 

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

Spring/Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Winter 2016

 

 

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
02/05/15
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Friday
02/27/15
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus
 
Wednesday
03/11/15
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Tuesday
03/24/15
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Thursday
04/09/15
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus
 
Friday
04/24/15
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Wednesday
05/06/15
2:00 p.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:

Winter 2015, Spring/Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Winter 2016

 

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

10/02/14

10:30 a.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

10/08/14

2:00 p.m.

Main Campus
Monday
10/13/14
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
10/23/14
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus

Friday

10/24/14

1:30 p.m.

Oakland Center
Tuesday
10/28/14
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
11/06/14
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Wednesday
11/12/14
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus  

Thursday

11/13/14

1:30 p.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr  
Monday
11/17/14
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Wednesday
11/26/14
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Tuesday
12/02/14
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
12/18/14
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Registration closed
Thursday
12/18/14
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Registration closed
Wednesday
01/07/15
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus

 

 

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

Spring/Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring/Summer 2016

 

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
02/05/15
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Friday
02/27/15
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus
 
Wednesday
03/11/15
3:30 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Tuesday
03/24/15
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Thursday
04/09/15
9:00 a.m.
Main Campus
 
Friday
04/24/15
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Wednesday
05/06/15
2:00 p.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.

Placement by ACT score is automatically added to your student record. If you wish to use your SAT score for placement into English, please follow this link: http://setwayne.weebly.com/sat-request.html.

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

 

 

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
2/24/15
10:30 a.m.
Main Campus
Thursday
3/26/15
2:00 p.m.
Main Campus
 
Monday
4/13/15
3:30 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 course at Wayne State University (WSU) must place into the course according to the policies of the WSU Department of Mathematics. To determine the best course or test to take, students should consult with an academic advisor.

ACT, SAT and the MPE can be used for placement in mathematics. If there is a discrepancy between placement based on different tests, the higher placement will be used.

 

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
ACT Math score below 18

Placement into MAT 0900 or 0993

There is no exam requirement to take these courses.

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

 

 

Course Placement Using a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Math Score*

 

SAT Math score of 650 or higher Placement into MAT 2010
SAT Math score of 600 or higher Placement into MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800
SAT Math score of 500 or higher Placement into MAT 0995, 1050
SAT Math score of 450 or higher Placement into MAT 1000
SAT Math score below 450

Placement into MAT 0900 or 0993

There is no exam requirement to take these courses.

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

 

Restrictions:
1. The ACT or SAT Math score may not be from an exam taken more than two years prior to enrollment in the course.
2. Placement using an ACT or SAT 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 and/or SAT more than once, only the most recent score will be considered. In those cases where the most recent ACT and SAT scores are the same age (i.e., test date is the same month and year), the highest score will be used.

 

Course Placement by WSU Mathematics Placement Examination (MPE)


Any student who does not place into a MAT course using an ACT or SAT Math score as described above must take the MPE 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. Scores indicate the number of items correctly answered in each section.

 

The MPE may only be taken twice. Students should enroll in the course they are placed into the first time they take the test. However, all students may take the test one additional time if they complete the test within six months of the first attempt. After two attempts at the examination, students must enroll in the course into which they are placed.

 

 

Course Placement Using WSU Mathematics Placement Examination (MPE)*

 

MPE Part A, B & C score of 38 or higher, and MPE Part C score of 5 or higher Placement into MAT 2010
MPE Part A & B score of 26 or higher, and MPE Part B score of 5 or higher Placement into MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800
MPE Part A & B score of 19 or higher, or MPE Part A score of 14 or higher Placement into MAT 0995, 1000, or 1050
MPE below 19 for Part A & B, or MPE Part A below 14

Placement into MAT 0900 or 0993

There is no exam requirement to take these courses.

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

Restrictions:
1. The MPE must be taken before classes begin for the semester in which you plan to take the course.
2. Scores will be honored only 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.
3. If you have taken the MPE more than once, only the highest valid test score will be considered.

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 prepare to be successful in MAT 0900 or 0993. Please send your request to shereen@math.wayne.edu. For information about registering for MAT 0900, please contact the Rising Scholars Program, risingscholars@wayne.edu, Room 1316 F/AB, or 313-577-1887.

Once you have taken the examination, your results and placement are posted online at stars.wayne.edu under the tests sub-heading.

 

Course Placement Using a Combination of ACT and MPE

If you took the ACT, your ACT Math score, in combination with your MPE score, may qualify you for a WSU mathematics course for which your MPE score alone would be insufficient. If you designated WSU as a recipient of your scores, your ACT Math score will automatically be considered when your exam 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 score will be considered. The SAT Math score cannot be used in combination with the MPE score.

 

MEETING THE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR MATHEMATICS (MC)
(Previously referred to as Mathematics Competency)

All educated individuals should master the underlying mathematical concepts and skills to study academic subjects in which mathematical formulations comprise an integral part of the subject matter, to deal with mathematical manipulations which might be required in their careers, to manage their personal finances, and to understand mathematical elements relevant to public issues.

All students must demonstrate that they have met the General Education Requirement for Mathematics before they have completed taking their first thirty credit hours at WSU. Students may fulfill this requirement in one of the following ways:

1. Send your ACT or SAT score officially to Wayne State. No credit hours are earned from this option.
      a. Acceptable ACT scores (actstudent.org/scores/send) are 25 or higher and taken on or after October 1989.
      b. Acceptable SAT scores (sat.collegeboard.org/scores) are 580 or higher and taken on or after October 2005.
2. Achieve an acceptable score on one of the following tests: AP-CEEB, or CLEP. Go to transfercredit.wayne.edu/tests.php for details.
3. Take a class at another accredited college or university and make at least a C on it. Then transfer your credit into WSU. Go to transfercredit.wayne.edu/tests.php for details.
4. Take the WSU MPE and place into any WSU MAT course higher than MAT 1050. No credit hours are earned from this option.
5. Complete the appropriate mathematics coursework for your major. Consult an academic advisor to choose the right course.


MPE DESCRIPTION

The examination for placement into MAT 0995, 1000, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, or 1800 and/or to meet the General Education Requirement for Mathematics is a 40-item multiple-choice test covering arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, timed for 80 minutes.

The examination for placement into MAT 2010 is a 55-item multiple-choice test covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and elementary functions, timed for 120 minutes.

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

 

EXAMINATION RESULTS/REPEATS

The MPE results you receive will include 1) the math course(s) you are eligible to take within the time period specified, and 2) whether or not you have met the University General Education requirement in Mathematics. You may only take the MPE two times regardless of intent, i.e., for course placement and/or to meet the General Education Requirement for Mathematics. A second attempt must be completed within six months of the first attempt.

 

RESCHEDULING, REFUNDS, AND FEES

1. Examination dates may be rescheduled up to three times per exam payment. If you cannot take the examination on the date for which you are registered, contact Testing, Evaluation and Research Services before the date printed on your Appointment Notice
2. Refunds are available if they are requested before the day of the examination and are 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.
4. Test fees are subject to change without notice.

 

ON THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION

Bring your Appointment Notice, current, signed, photo-bearing identification, and a #2 pencil with you to the examination. The WSU OneCard is not acceptable identification. No aids, e.g., a calculator, are permitted. Be on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

 

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

 

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

Winter 2015, Spring/Summer 2015, and Fall 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
09/25/14 1:30 p.m. Main Campus

Friday

10/10/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

10/22/14

9:30 a.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr

Thursday

10/23/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Friday

10/24/14

9:30 a.m.

Oakland Ctr

 

Friday

10/31/14

1:30 p.m.
Main Campus

Thursday

11/13/14

9:30 a.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr

Friday

11/14/14

9:30 a.m.

Oakland Ctr

Saturday

11/15/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Thursday

11/20/14

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Wednesday

11/26/14

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

Monday

12/01/14

6:00 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Thursday

12/04/14

9:30 a.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr

 

Friday

12/05/14

9:30 a.m.

Oakland Ctr

 

Tuesday

12/09/14

9:00 a.m.
Main Campus
Registration closed

Wednesday

01/07/15

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

Registration closes 01/05/15 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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

Spring/Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Winter 2016

 

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.

Friday

01/30/15

1:30 p.m.

       Main Campus

 

Thursday

02/12/15

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

Friday

02/27/15

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Thursday

03/05/15

9:30 a.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr

 

Thursday

03/12/15

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

Saturday

03/28/15

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

Friday

04/03/15

1:30 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Thursday

04/09/15

9:30 a.m.

Macomb Educ Ctr

 

Thursday

04/16/15

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

Monday

04/20/15

6:00 p.m.

Main Campus

 

Tuesday

04/28/15

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

Wednesday

05/06/15

9:00 a.m.

Main Campus

 

 

 


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/ .



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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.