UW-Stevens Point remains committed to ensuring a seamless new-student registration experience as we persist through social-distancing challenges presented by COVID-19. All of these important discussions are had with you in mind.
The UW System placement testing has been disrupted this spring, and we want to provide peace of mind during these difficult times. After several conversations with the appropriate academic departments, we have decided to offer an alternative option for placement exams. As you know, placement exams serve as a mechanism to accurately determine appropriate Math, English, and Foreign Language courses for each student, but placement testing cancellations may prohibit some students from taking exams before fall registration.
For students unable to take placement tests, and with your health and safety in mind, UW-Stevens Point is suspending the required Math, English, and Foreign Language placement exam and will instead be using a combination of the ACT/SAT sub-scores and high school grades as an alternative mechanism for placement. The UW System Center for Placement Testing is exploring alternative online testing options, and if you are planning to utilize this choice, we encourage you to check their website for updates: https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/information.php.
The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will be sharing more information as we develop these measures. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.