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Columbus Admitted Student Reception and Placement Test
Are you excited to be a Raider in the fall?
Let us help you get ready for the first day of class at Wright State! We are coming to Columbus. Join us Wednesday, March 20 for an admitted student reception and a chance to take your placement test, get your housing and financial aid questions answered, and meet some of our students.
Here’s the deal:
- Wright State is coming to you! The free placement test and reception will be hosted at Columbus State Community College on March 20.
- We will offer two placement test sessions. You pick: 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Plan to spend an hour completing your math placement test and we will take care of the placement test fee for you. Remember that it is important to review your Algebra skills for the math placement test. You can visit www.wright.edu/testing to find links to many review sites. Also, be sure to bring a photo ID.
- Stop by our reception from 3-6:30 p.m. and get all of your questions answered and learn what it’s like to be Raider.
Confirmations including directions and parking information will go out on Tuesday, March 19!
You must bring your photo ID to take the Placement Test. Be sure to print out and display the parking pass.
The parking pass allows you to park in student or employee parking lots. There are two large parking lots located 1 block North of the Workforce Development building (on the corner of Cleveland Ave & McCoy St).
Registration for this event is closed. For more placement test information, please visit our Orientation website. If you have questions about this event, please call us at 1-800-247-770.
A critical first step in developing your college program of study is to determine your appropriate first mathematics and English composition courses. It is important to be able to register for a class at your current skill level. Enrolling in a class that is too advanced may put you at an academic disadvantage. Likewise, taking a class on a subject you already have mastered may cause you to take additional courses that may not be required. Wright State uses a combination of ACT or SAT test scores and placement examinations to determine your initial placement in mathematics and English composition.
Do not delay: You will confirm your Fall Semester classes during Orientation with an academic advisor. Your placement test results must be on file in order to do so.
You will be able to submit changes to your schedule the day of Orientation.
The table below summarizes the Wright State placement policy for English Composition and whether or not you need to take the test. If you do need to take the test we recommend that you take the English placement assessment as soon as possible; however, the assessment MUST be completed at least 14 days before your scheduled Orientation session. If you are an admitted student before May 1 you will need to complete it no later than May 1. If not, you will be assessed a $25 fee on your student account. If you are an admitted student after May 1 please allow 3 days prior to attending your Orientation session.
|If you have:||Is Testing Mandatory?|
|ACT English score of 22 or
below (SAT Writing score of 529 or below OR SAT Critical Reading score of 529 or below)
Testing is now available and must be completed no later than 14 days before your scheduled Orientation session.
|Learn more about the English placement test online »|
The table below summarizes the placement policy for your initial mathematics course and whether or not you need to take the test. If you do need to take the test we recommend that you take mathematics placement test as soon as possible, while the material is fresh. This examination MUST be completed 3 days before your Orientation session. If you are an admitted student prior to May 1 you will need to complete the math placement test no later than May 1. If not, you will be assessed a $25 late fee on your student account. If you are admitted after May 1 please allow 3 days prior to attending your Orientation session.
|If you have:||Is Testing Mandatory?||Required to take the math placement test?|
|ACT Math score of 26 or below (SAT Math score of 610 or below||Yes||
Testing is now available and must be completed before your scheduled Orientation session.
|Learn more about the math placement test »|
French, German, and Spanish
Please be sure to review the Modern Language placement and proficiency guidelines, especially if you are considering a program of study in the College of Liberal Arts or are considering taking a Modern Language class.
For those who are required to take a placement test, you will need the UID that was included in your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions. If you have misplaced your UID, call the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
NOTE: Placement tests are designed to help you get off to the right start. Parents, friends, or others are not permitted to complete these on your behalf.
For more information about placement tests, please contact University College at (937) 775-5770.