WSU Tri-Cities

Placement Tests

Writing and math placement exams

All students must pass an approved mathematics course and an approved English composition course. The placement exams are designed to help you fulfill these requirements by identifying the courses that best match your skills.

Writing Placement Exam

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A $40 testing fee will be billed to your student account (testing fees are not included in the orientation/matriculation fee).

The Writing Placement Exam is administered in a two-hour session. You will write two essays, one argumentative and the other self-reflective.

Do I need to take the Writing Placement Exam exam?

The Writing Placement Exam is required for all students on all campuses of WSU who want to enroll in English 100, 101, 104, or 105. Please note: WSU does not accept outside scores for placement in writing courses. If you want to enroll in English 100, 101, 104, or 105 you must take WSU’s Writing Placement Exam.


Math Placement Exam

Mathematics placement exam for WSU Students

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