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Testing Services Contact Information

Email: testing_services@wright.edu
Location: 101 Student Success Center
Phone: 937-775-5750
Fax: 937-775-5762

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Testing Services provides a math placement test and writing placement assessment to help determine the proper beginning courses for Wright State University students who have not completed a college-level course in mathematics or English composition.  

Complete Your Math and Writing Placement

The math placement test and writing placement assessment are both completed in a virtual setting. You will need your campus username (w123abc) password, and UID to register for or complete the math placement test and/or writing placement assessment.

If you are an incoming student or CCP applicant starting in Spring 2024 or future semester.

  1. Log in to your Admissions Portal using the email address and password you set up when applying to the University.
  2. Select the Math Placement and/or Writing Placement links
  3. Before registering for the math placement test, you will need to setup your Wright State account. Follow the instructions in the Setup Your Account section.
    1. If you have already set up your account, but have forgotten your password, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827.

If you are a current Wright State student who started taking classes before Spring 2024.

  1. You will need your campus username (w001abc), password, and UID to complete your math and/or writing assessment.
    1. If you have forgotten your account information, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827.
  2. Register for the math placement test
  3. Complete the writing placement assessment

National Testing 

National Testing at Wright State includes the American College Test (ACT) and ACT Residual, Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT), HESI RN Exam for Nursing, Oral Proficiency Test (OPT), and the TOEFL English language test. Not all tests are available to be taken on campus. Please check each test’s section on the linked page. For confirmation of testing dates, registration deadlines, or fees, call Testing Services at 937-775-5830.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find out more about my Wright State account credentials? I need to know my campus username and password (or my UID and PIN).

    Please visit Wright State University accounts to learn more about your campus and Office 365 accounts. If you continue to have trouble, you may call the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827 (Toll-free: 1-888-775-4827).

  • Do I need to take Wright State's placement tests if I have placement results from another college?

    Yes. Since courses vary from institution to institution, you should take Wright State's placement test as soon as possible unless:

    • You have the appropriate transfer credit from another institution.
    • You meet ACT or SAT requirements for the highest English composition course and/or for the best entry-level math or science course for your intended major.

    If you have course credit for a college-level math or writing course, you must send your final grades or transcripts to the Office of Admissions and talk to an academic advisor before testing.

  • I just submitted my writing placement assessment and there is no grade for the test. Why can’t I find my score?

    It takes up to two weeks to receive a score on the writing placement test.

  • I signed up for the math placement test, but I haven’t heard where to go for the test. What should I do?

    Please check your Wright State email account. You may have messages waiting for you in that account. Learn more about your different Wright State University accounts.

    Visit the Office 365 Overview page to learn how to set up your email.

    If you have checked your email and still haven’t heard where to take your math placement test, you may send email to Testing Services from your Wright State email account (so we know who you are and that your email is set up). In your message, please share your question, include your full name, email, and telephone number with area code so that we can contact you.

  • I need my writing (or math) placement score because I have orientation tomorrow. How can I test?

    While we encourage you to have your placement testing completed before orientation, if you have not had the opportunity to complete your on-site math placement test assessment or your online writing placement assessment, your next best option is to complete these important steps as soon as you can, even if this means that you attend orientation without the expected preparation. This means that you must still attend your scheduled orientation, but when you come, your academic advisor might not be able to place you into your ideal math or writing course. You will be able to register for other courses.

  • I am a College Credit Plus student who needs to know more information. What should I do?

    To learn about Wright State's College Credit Plus (CCP) program, please see the College Credit Plus Enrollment Process.

    If you have questions about CCP registration or academic advising at the Dayton Campus, you may email us at ccpadvising-uc@wright.edu.

    If you are taking CCP courses at the Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio, please call (419) 586-0300 to learn more.