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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. Michelle Scatton-Tessier, Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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:

To access more information and the exam itself, visit thier website

 Math Placement Test

If needed, the math placement test will be offered at 7:30 a.m. the morning 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 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.

 Retest Policy

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:

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