Incoming Transfer Orientation Placement Testing
Foreign Language Placement Test
The Foreign Language Placement Test is offered online for French, German, Latin, and Spanish. For languages other than these four, please contact Dr. Burt, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
All UNCW students are required to take at least one course in a foreign language to complete basic students requirements (some majors may require more).
Everyone should take the placement test except:
- Students who never took a high school course in the language they intend to study at the university or only took one course of that language in high school.
- Students who are transferring foreign language credit from another institution.
To access more information and the exam itself, visit thier website
Math Placement Test:
If needed, the math placement test will be offered at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of Orientation. If you are unsure as to whether you need to take the exam or not, you can find exemptions as well as sample questions to prepare for the exam by going to the Answers to FAQs about Math Placement Testing page.
Remote Testing Option
For students desiring to take the math placement test at their convenience and in their home area, testing is available via the ACT Compass testing network. Go to www.act.org/compass/sites to find the location closest to your home. Then call UNCW Testing Services at 910-962-7444 or 910-962-4093 to set up your appointment. You will receive a confirmation of the appointment and time by email from the company. There will be a proctoring fee charged by the Compass testing center; any fees are the responsibility of the student. Proctoring fees range from approximately $15-$45 depending on the site.
It is very important to take the math placement test seriously. If, however, you feel the need to retake your exam, you will have two options:
- Either wait until Add/Drop dates for Fall or Spring, or
- Take it remotely in your home town at an ACT Center. There will be a fee associated with remote testing that you would be responsible for paying when you make your appointment. First, go to www.act.org/compass/sites to find a site nearest your home. Second, call the Testing Center at 910-962-7444 to register. You will receive a confirmation through your email account with further details on the procedures for testing.