Academic Placement

RWU has placement guidelines to determine the appropriate entry-level course for new students taking courses in the areas of chemistry, foreign language, mathematics and writing. Your placement requirements are based on your major. View the placement testing requirements for the majors offered at RWU.

Some of RWU's placement guidelines are based on a writing placement survey, while others are based on the results of online placement tests that new students take before summer orientation.

Placement requirements for all incoming Fall 2021 students is available now and will be due by May 23, 2021.

*RWU is test optional for admission with the exception of students applying to the Elementary and Secondary Education programs. In accordance with guidelines from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students applying to these programs must submit SAT or ACT scores.