Other Assessments

Other Assessments


ALEKS is an online math program which measures the arithmetic and algebra skills you possess but also helps you re-learn skills you have forgotten. ALEKS will replace other math assessments for program admission into the programs listed below and will also prepare you for College Technical Math. Upon completion of the remediation portion, you will meet the math entrance requirement for these programs. This exam is only offered at the La Crosse Campus.

For placement into the following programs:

  • Electromechanical Technology
  • Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology

Keyboarding Proficiency

Applicants requiring keyboarding proficiency skills will take a two minute timed test. This test is proctored in Western’s Assessment Center and at the Regional Learning Centers. "Proficiency" is considered to be 25 words per minute with no more than 2 uncorrected errors for the Medical Assistant Program. All other programs listed below require 35 words per minutes with no more than 2 uncorrected errors. The Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant and Medical Coding Specialist programs will also accept online typing test scores. You may access the online assessment at http://www.typingtest.com/.

For placement into the following programs:

  • Administrative Professional
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Administrative Professional
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Office Support Specialist

Spanish Placement - WebCAPE

The WebCAPE Spanish test is designed to measure your current skill level in Spanish in order to place you in the correct course. This assessment is only offered at the La Crosse Campus.


The TEAS V exam measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English language usage. This exam is required for admission to nursing programs.

Test Information and Testing Schedule

  • Nursing – Associate Degree
  • Practical Nursing