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Placement Tests

Before students can enroll in classes at UW–Madison, they must take placement tests in English, mathematics, and foreign language. ACT, SAT, TOEFL, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) scores do not fulfill this requirement. All freshman and most transfer students must take placement tests. Transfer students will be informed of specific placement test requirements in their admission materials. Academic advisors use placement test results to help students enroll in appropriate courses. In addition, English and math placement scores may satisfy UW–Madison General Education Requirements.