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Placement Exams

In order to meet a variety of scheduling needs, Wichita State University has recently expanded the options for students to complete placement exams in math, English and Spanish. Students can choose to complete the math or English exam in person or online. The Spanish exam is offered online.

Follow the steps outlined below to complete the placement exam process.

Step 1: Verify you need to take one or multiple exams. View math requirements. View English requirements. If you are enrolling in a Spanish course for the first time at WSU, regardless of level, you will need to take the Spanish placement exam.

Step 2: If taking the math or English exam, determine how you would like to take it (see the table below for options and details). You may access the Spanish placement exam by logging into your myWSU student account and clicking on the link in the “Student Tools” section.

Step 3: Complete the exam.

Step 4: Receive scores during an appointment with an academic advisor, once the scores have been posted. If you take the exams on Blackboard, you may access your scores in Blackboard. English scores will not post until they have been graded.

In-Person Options

Testing Option Location Items to bring/requirements Cost
Visit the department websites for exam schedules.

Math Department: 978-3160
Exam Schedule

English Department: 978-3130
Exam Schedule

Students are not required to register in advance
Main Campus (exam rooms vary depending on schedule)

Photo ID or Shocker Card (if you do not have your Shocker Card, you must know your WSU ID number upon check-in)

Pencil

Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the exam.

Enrolling in the Blackboard placement exam is NOT necessary.

$4 exam fee - added to your student account once test is scored

Cash, check or credit card payment accepted

On-Demand Options

Testing Option Location Items to bring/requirements Cost
Counseling and Testing Center: 978-3440

Contact Counseling and Testing to schedule an exam time
320 Grace Wilkie Hall

Photo ID or Shocker Card

* Pre-enroll in Blackboard placement exam

$10 proctoring fee - due at time of exam

$4 exam fee - added to your student account once test is scored

Cash, check or credit card payment accepted

WSU South:
978-8000

Contact WSU South to schedule an exam time

WSU South
200 W. Greenway St., 15A
Derby, Kan

Directions to South Campus

Photo ID or Shocker Card

* Pre-enroll in Blackboard placement exam

$10 proctoring fee - due at time of exam
Cash or check only

$4 exam fee - added to your student account once test is scored
Cash, check or credit card payment accepted

WSU West:
978-6777

Contact WSU West to schedule an exam time

WSU West
3801 N. Walker Ave.
Maize, Kan.

Directions to West Campus

Photo ID or Shocker Card

* Pre-enroll in Blackboard placement exam

$10 proctoring fee - due at time of exam
Cash or check only

$4 exam fee - added to your student account once test is scored
Cash, check or credit card payment accepted
 

Distance Proctoring Center

Contact Counseling and Testing Center at 978-3440 for assistance in locating a test center in a location near you

Locations vary

Photo ID or Shocker Card

* Pre-enroll in Blackboard placement exam

Proctoring fees and payment options vary based on location.

$4 exam fee - added to your student account once test is scored
Cash, check or credit card payment accepted

Proctor U:
Anytime, anywhere

Sign up 72 hours in advance

Take exam anywhere

Reliable high-speed Internet connection

Computer with working webcam and microphone (mobile devices not supported at this time)

Government-issued ID

* Pre-enroll in Blackboard placement exam

$17.50 math proctoring fee - due at time of exam via credit/debit card

$25 English proctoring fee - due at time of exam via credit/debit card

An additional fee will be applied if the student needs exam immediately

$4 exam fee - added to your student account once test is scored
Cash, check or credit card payment accepted

* Follow the instructions below to pre-enroll in your Blackboard placement exam.

Step 1: Login to Blackboard.
Step 2: Scroll down on the Blackboard home page and look for the "Online Placement Exams" module. This module is found in the top, left-hand corner, unless you have modified your login screen.
Step 3: In the "Online Placement Exams" module, click the link for the exam you need and follow the on-screen instructions.

Please note: You will not be able to access the placement exam in Blackboard without a proctor, who will input the password at the time the placement exam is administered.