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Testing

New First Year Students

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 placement 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 (AP) or College-Level Examination Programs (CLEP).
  • If you have achieved course placement by the ACT or SAT.

For Fall 2018 placement

Subject

Type of Test

Testing Date

Test Score

Test Qualifications

Placement

Math

Math Placement

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2016

ACT Math = 29 or higher

SAT Math Section = 670 or higher

Most Recent Test Score

You have placed into Math 2210, 2010, or lower. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine the best math course to take. Please register to take this course this semester.

Math

Math Placement

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2016

ACT Math = 26-28

SAT Math Section = 620-660

Most Recent Test Score

You have placed into Math 1800, 1500, 1120, 1110, or lower. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine the best math course to take. Please register to take this course this semester.

Math

Math Placement

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2016

ACT Math = 21-25

SAT Math Section = 530 - 610

Most Recent Test Score

You have placed into Math 1050, 0995, or lower. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine the best math course to take. Please register to take this course this semester.

Math

Math Placement

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2016

ACT Math = 20 or lower

SAT Math Section = 520 or lower

Most Recent Test Score

You are eligible to take Statistics 1020, Math 1000, or 0993. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine the best math course to take. Please register to take this course this semester.

English

English Qualifying

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2015

ACT English = 21 or higher

Old SAT Writing = 480 or higher

New SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing = 520 or higher

Highest Placement From any Valid Test Score

You have placed into ENG 1020.

English

English Qualifying

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2015

ACT English = 01-20

Old SAT Writing = 470 or below

New SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing = 510 or below

Highest Placement From any Valid Test Score

You have placed into ENG 1010.

Biology

Biology Placement

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2016

ACT Composite = 24 or higher

Old SAT Critical Reading + Math = 1090 or higher

New SAT Reading + Writing + Math = 1160 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.

Biology

Biology Placement

ACT or SAT on or after

August 2016

ACT Composite =  23 or below

Old SAT Critical Reading + Math = 1080 or below

New SAT Reading + Writing + Math = 1150 or below

Most Recent Test Score

You have placed into BIO 1050. Please refer to your departmental requirements to determine if you need to take Biology.

Notes

  • "New SAT" refers to any SAT test taken on or after March 2016.
  • Students are encouraged to visit STARS to ensure an official ACT or SAT test score is on record.
  • If you experience any difficulty using test scores for placement, contact the Testing Office at 313-577-3400.
  • 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 critical thinking please contact the Testing Office.
  • If you are interested in testing out of oral communication please contact the Department of Communication.
  • The transfer credit website can give you information about course credit that can be earned through AP or CLEP tests.

Math

  • Individuals who took the ACT or SAT before August 2016 should contact the Testing Office to register to take the Math Placement Exam. 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 or SAT.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to register for English their first semester or year, depending on the date of their most recent ACT or SAT test score.
  • Individuals who took the ACT or SAT before August 2015 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, Research and Technology Zone.

Biology

  • Individuals whose program requires biology and took the ACT or SAT before August 2016 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

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 exam(s)

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

  1. In Person Registration: If you wish to pay your test fee(s) with a check, money order, or WSU OneCard, come to Testing, Evaluation and Research Services, Room 686 Student Center Building, 5221 Gullen Mall (click here for map). Make your check or money order payable to Wayne State University. You may also use our public computer to make your credit card payment. Cash will not be accepted.
  2. Online registration: Click the "Register for a test" link at the bottom of this page. This will lead you to the online registration system where you may pay with a credit or debit card and choose your test date. You will receive an email confirmation of your payment and registration.

Examination date change(s) and refunds

  1. You may reschedule a test registration a maximum of three times per fee payment.
  2. A refund can be processed only if the request is made before the day of the examination. 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(s)

Bring your WSU OneCard, or government-issued, current, signed, photo-bearing identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID). The identification presented must be an original document.  Valid identification is required to test.  You will also need your WSU Access ID and password.  If you are taking the Chemistry Placement Examination you may also bring a calculator that meets the criteria described below.  Be on time.  Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Biology Placement Examination

Please note: this is a test for placement into WSU Biology classes, NOT course credit. If you are interested in credit by exam, please click this link for CLEP.

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

     BIO 1050     An Introduction to Life

     BIO 1500     Basic Life Diversity

     BIO 1510     Basic Life Mechanisms

ACT Composite Score

SAT Reading + Writing + Mathematics Scores                    (March 2016 and later) 

24 or higher = placement into BIO 1500/1510

1160 or higher = placement into BIO 1500/1510

23 or below = placement into BIO 1050

1150 or below = placement into BIO 1050

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 and/or SAT more than once, only the most recent score will be considered. If the most recent ACT and/or SAT scores were taken during the same month and year, the highest score will be used.

Any student placing into BIO 1050 via the ACT or SAT may take the Biology Placement Exam if he/she wishes to attempt placement into BIO 1500 or BIO 1510.  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. Resources to help you prepare for the exam are available at http://www.clas.wayne.edu/Biology/Placement-Exams.   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 2018, Winter 2019, and Spring/Summer 2019

Day

Date

Time

Friday

05/25/18

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

05/30/18

3:30 p.m.

Thursday

05/31/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

3:30 p.m.

Friday

06/15/18

2:00 p.m.

Thursday

06/21/18

9:00 a.m.

Thursday

06/21/18

10:30 a.m.

Friday

06/29/18

2:00 p.m.

Friday

06/29/18

3:30 p.m.

Monday

07/09/18

10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

07/18/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

07/18/18

10:30 a.m.

Thursday

07/26/18

10:30 a.m.

Tuesday

07/31/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/07/18

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

08/08/18

9:00 a.m.

Tuesday

08/14/18

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

08/15/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

08/20/18

10:30 a.m.

Thursday

08/23/18

9:00 a.m.

 

Chemistry Placement Examination

Please note: this is a test for placement into WSU Chemistry classes, NOT course credit.  If you are interested in credit by exam, please click this link for CLEP.

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 for Engineers/General Chemistry I Laboratory

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 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, and  Fall 2019

Day

Date

Time

Friday

05/25/18

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

05/30/18

3:30 p.m.

Thursday

05/31/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

3:30 p.m.

Friday

06/15/18

2:00 p.m.

Thursday

06/21/18

9:00 a.m.

Thursday

06/21/18

10:30 a.m.

Friday

06/29/18

2:00 p.m.

Friday

06/29/18

2:00 p.m.

Monday

07/09/18

10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

07/18/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

07/18/18

10:30 a.m.

Thursday

07/26/18

10:30 a.m.

Tuesday

07/31/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/07/18

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

08/08/18

9:00 a.m.

Tuesday

08/14/18

2:00 p.m.

Wednesday

08/15/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

08/20/18

10:30 a.m.

Thursday

08/23/18

9:00 a.m.

 

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., ENG 1010 or ENG 1020.

ACT English Score

SAT Writing Score

21 or higher = placement into ENG 1020

Old SAT Writing = 480 or higher

New SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing = 520 or higher

placement into ENG 1020

20 or below = placement into ENG 1010

Old SAT Writing = 470 or below

New SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing = 510 or below

placement into ENG 1010

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 a student has more than one valid ACT and/or SAT test score, the score that produces the highest placement will be used.

Any student placing into ENG 1010 via the ACT or SAT may take the English Qualifying Exam if he/she wishes to attempt placement into ENG 1020.  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 ENG 1020, or credit for WSU ENG 1020 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 50 minutes. The total test administration time is approximately 75 minutes. No aids are permitted.  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. Practice material is available online at this link: Practice Sample Questions

 

English Qualifying Examination schedule

Course placement for classes beginning Fall 2018:

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

05/08/18

3:30 p.m.

Wednesday

05/23/18

10:30 a.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

2:00 p.m.

Monday

06/18/18

10:30 a.m.

Tuesday

07/10/18

2:00 p.m.

Thursday

07/26/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

08/06/18

10:30 a.m.

Tuesday

08/21/18

2:00 p.m.

 

Mathematics Placement Examination

Mathematics Placement Exam, Course Placement and Quantitative Experience after May 8, 2018

There are significant changes occurring with regard to math course placement and course prerequisites for Fall 2018.  The Math Placement Exam (MPE) itself changed as of May 8, 2018.  If you wish to see information regarding the exam version prior to May 8, please refer to this web site.

Quantitative Experience General Education Requirement Beginning Fall 2018

Students who need to meet the Quantitative Experience (QE) general education requirement should discuss which course to take with their major advisor.  However, the following is given as general information regarding meeting the requirement.

  1. If MAT 1050 or above is needed to meet the student's specific degree requirements, they will meet QE through that path by obtaining a C or above in at least one of their required math course sequence or by obtaining a course placement at the level of MAT 1800 or above through ACT, SAT or the Math Placement Exam (MPE).
  2. If a student is not required to take any of the sequence outlined above, but still needs to meet QE, they can do so by:
    1. Taking any course designated as a QE course at WSU and obtaining at least a C.
    2. Transferring any course that is designated as a QE course or that meets the other institution's MTA requirements.
    3. Placing into level 3 on the Mathematics Placement Exam.
    4. Obtaining a score of 25 or better on the ACT math, a 580 or higher on the SAT math before March 2016, or a 600 or higher on the SAT math March 2016 or later.  An official score report is required.
    5. Achieve an acceptable score on one of the following tests:  AP-CEEB, or CLEP.  Go to wayne.edu/transfercredit/tests/ for details.

Mathematics course placement

All students who plan to take MAT 0995, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800, 2010 or 2210 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 Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE) can be used for placement in mathematics. If there is a discrepancy between a valid MPE score and the most recent valid ACT or SAT math score, the higher placement will be used.

What Makes an ACT, SAT or MPE Placement Score Valid (Validated)?

  1. ACT or SAT – If you have taken the ACT and/or SAT more than once, only the most recent score will be considered, regardless of whether it is the ACT or the SAT.  However, if the most recent ACT and/or SAT scores were taken during the same month and year, the highest score will be used.  For MAT 0995, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800 or 2010 using an ACT or SAT Math score will be valid for two years from the date the exam was taken.  For MAT 2210 the score does not expire.
  2. Math Placement Exam – For MAT 0995, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800 or 2010, 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.  For MAT 2210 the score does not expire.
  3. Transfer Credit – The Math Department does not take transfer credit to act as a prerequisite for the following courses – MAT 0995, 1050, 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800 or 2010.  For all other courses the Math Department will accept transfer credit.
  4. Quantitative Experience – Starting in Fall 2018, math courses other than MAT 1050 and higher that meet the Quantitative Experience general education requirement do not have prerequisites.  Examples are MAT 1000 and STA 1020.

Course Placement Using an American College Test (ACT) Math Score or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Math Score 1,2

Level

ACT Math Score

SAT Math Score 

Placement

4

29 or higher

670 or higher

MAT 22103, 2010 or lower

3

26 or higher

620 or higher

MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800 or lower

N/A

25 or higher

600 or higher

Quantitative Experience general education requirement is met4

2

21 or higher

530 or higher

MAT 0995, 1050 or lower

1 or no placement level  required

18 or higher

490 or higher

MAT 0993, 1000, or STA 1020 (These courses do not require any placement to enroll.)

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

2. See "What Makes an ACT, SAT or MPE Placement Score Valid (Validated)?" above this chart for restrictions to placement.

3. An SAT math score of 650 or higher from an exam taken prior to March 2016 will allow entrance into MAT 2210 without expiration.

4. An SAT math score of 580 or higher from an exam taken prior to March 2016 will meet the Quantitative Experience general education requirement, without expiration.

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. Students are also welcome to take the exam if they have taken the ACT and/or SAT, if they would like to attempt to place into a higher course.

The MPE may only be taken twice, whether it is the old exam, the new exam or a combination of both.  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 within six months of the first attempt. You must wait a minimum of two weeks before repeating the exam. After two attempts at the examination, students must enroll in the course into which they are placed within three semesters.

MPE Description and Study Guides

The examination is interactive and on the Accuplacer computer platform.  The length of the exam will be determined by what course(s) you are trying to place into. There are 4 subtests, but no student will take more than 3.  Each subtest has anywhere from 12-20 questions.  A calculator is only allowed on a select portion of questions, so be prepared to do all problems without a calculator. All subtests have a 40 minute time limit, so total test administration time, including checking ID, logging in, etc., will be no more than approximately 2 1/2 hours. Study guides, resources and tutoring that are free for admitted and current students are available at http://www.clas.wayne.edu/math/placement. The examination fee is $37.00.

Mathematics Course Placement Using the Mathematics Placement Exam 1,2

After May 8, 2018 the Math Placement Exam is adaptive and therefore scores will vary for each level.  If you have questions regarding your specific placement score, please contact Kim Morgan at kmorgan@wayne.edu.

Level 4

MAT 2210, 2010 or lower

Level 3

MAT 1110, 1120, 1500, 1800 or lower

Level 2

MAT 0995, 1050 or lower

Level 1 or no placement

MAT 0993, MAT 1000 or STA 1020 (These courses do not require any placement to enroll.)

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

2. See "What Makes an ACT, SAT or MPE Placement Score Valid (Validated)?" above this chart for restrictions to placement.

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.

Once you have taken the examination, your results and placement are sent to the email address you designated and posted online at stars.wayne.edu under the Tests sub-heading.

Examination results/repeats

The MPE results you receive will list the math course(s) you are eligible to take within the time period specified. You may only take the MPE two times and you must wait a minimum of two weeks before repeating the exam. A second attempt must be completed within six months of the first attempt.

Rescheduling, refunds, and fees

1. You may reschedule a test registration a maximum of three times per fee payment. 
2. Refunds are available if they are requested before the day of the examination. 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 WSU OneCard, or government-issued, current, signed, photo-bearing identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID). The identification presented must be an original document.  Valid identification is required to test. No aids are permitted. Scratch paper and pencils are provided.  Be on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Examination schedule

These test dates are for course placement beginning  Fall 2018 and continuing according to the policy stated above

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

05/23/18

2:00 p.m.

Friday

05/25/18

9:00 a.m.

Tuesday

05/29/18

2:00 p.m.

Thursday

05/31/18

9:00 a.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

9:00 a.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

12:00 p.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

3:00 p.m.

Tuesday

06/05/18

6:00 p.m.

Wednesday

06/06/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

06/13/18

2:00 p.m.

Friday

06/15/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

06/18/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

06/21/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

06/26/18

2:00 p.m.

Friday

06/29/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

07/09/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

07/10/18

9:00 a.m.

Thursday

07/12/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

07/16/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

07/17/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

07/18/18

2:00 p.m.

Monday

07/23/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

07/24/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

07/25/18

9:00 a.m.

Friday

07/27/18

9:00 a.m.

Monday

07/30/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

07/31/18

9:00 a.m.

Thursday

08/02/18

2:00 p.m.

Monday

08/06/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/07/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

08/08/18

2:00 p.m.

Monday

08/13/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/14/18

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday

08/15/18

2:00 p.m.

Monday

08/20/18

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

08/21/18

9:00 a.m.

Thursday

08/23/18

2:00 p.m.

Friday

08/24/18

9:00 a.m.

Friday

08/24/18

12:00 p.m.

Friday

08/24/18

3:00 p.m.

Monday

08/27/18

9:00 a.m.

How to register for an examination

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

1. In Person Registration: If you wish to pay your test fee(s) with a check, money order, or WSU OneCard, come to Testing, Evaluation and Research Services, Room 686 Student Center Building, 5221 Gullen Mall (click here for map). Make your check or money order payable to Wayne State University. You may also use our public computer to make your credit card payment. Cash will not be accepted.
2. Online registration: Click on the "Register for a test" button at the bottom of this page.  This will lead you to the online registration system where you may pay with a credit or debit card and choose your test date. You will receive an email confirmation of your payment and registration.

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/ .

 


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.  

How long will it take to get my test results?

You will receive your Biology, Chemistry, and Math results when you finish 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 business days after testing. 

How will I receive my test results?

With the exception of an English Qualifying Exam that must be graded, results are displayed on the monitor at the conclusion of the exam, and sent to your WSU email address. 

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 received your test results 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.  Test results for the Mathematics Placement Exam are valid for three semesters.

What can I use for identification when I test?

Acceptable identification must have a current photograph or physical description and be valid (i.e., not expired). Examples of acceptable identification include a Wayne State OneCard, driver's license, passport, or Michigan Personal Identification Card.  Examples of unacceptable identification include a 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 or visit their web site.

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?

Visitor parking at a main campus WSU facility is payable by credit card only. For further parking information please visit maps.wayne.edu or parking.wayne.edu.  We recommend parking in a University structure.  Students are not allowed to leave a test session to add money to a parking meter.

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