Placement Exam Requirements

The purpose of placement testing is to ensure students are taking the course that matches their skill level and provide them with the support they need to be successful. Results of the exams do not impact admissions status or standing within the university.

UW-Superior policy dictates the following:

  • Math Placement Test: Required for all students.  
  • English Placement Test: Required for all students.
  • World Language Tests (French, German, or Spanish): Required for all students who have taken a world language class in high school before registering for the respective language class at UW-Superior.

Please note: If you have ECCP/PSEO credit, Advanced Placement credit, or transfer credit that you believe might satisfy the English, mathematics, or foreign language requirement, please contact us to determine whether your credits will exempt you from any testing requirements.

You have the option of taking the online, unproctored exam for free, or you can choose to take a proctored version of the exam in person or online. The online proctored exam comes with a $40 upfront fee. Proctored exams are not required by UW-Superior.

Unproctored exam scores will be transferrable to all UW-System schools with the exception of UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.

Results of Placement tests: Students should go into their Student Center on their E-Hive account and go to their Unofficial Transcript. Placement information is located at the bottom of that report.

Scores can take up to two weeks to be processed.

How To Take The Placement Exam

You may take any placement exam for the first time online or in person in the Educational Success Center at UW-Superior. Math and English exams are 90 minutes, and World Languages are 60 minutes.

Before you register for the exam:

  1. Verify which tests you are advised to take
  2. Ensure you have set up your campus login, as you will need it to register for the online placement exam.

Online Exam

  1. To complete the online placement exam, please follow this link:
  2. Use your UW-Superior credentials to log in and to complete all parts of the registration form.
  3. Once you register, you will receive an email from Meazure Learning with a username and password for accessing the exams within two business days. The email will be sent to the email address you used to register.
    1. Ensure you check your spam and/or junk folders if you have not received the link.

In-Person Exam

Please email if you would prefer to take the exam in person.

When To Take The Placement Exam

Test scores can take up to two weeks to be processed and uploaded to E-Hive. Therefore the exams must be taken at least two weeks before SOAR or advisor meetings to register for classes.

Retake Policy


  • May retake each placement exam once per academic year
  • Must wait 30 days between your initial exam and any retest
  • Must take an alternate form of the exam
  • Must pay a $20 test retake fee
  • Re-takes must occur prior to registering for the course they are attempting to test out of unless there is instructor approval.

There are two options for the retake: online or in person. The test payment can be dropped off to the Educational Success Center, mailed in, or the Bursar’s Office can add the $20 to your student account, and you can pay it online.

Please contact if you are interested in a re-take.

Exam Study Guides

Each of the Guide links below include links to practice tests.

Testing Center Policies

  • Testing accommodations are provided only for registered DSS members with current paperwork on file
  • Students must show identification and sign in before taking any exam
  • At least one professional staff member must be present for any test taken in the ESC
  • Testing hours are from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment ONLY.
  • Students must provide 72 hours’ notice to the ESC before scheduling a test.
  • Tests must be provided by an instructor (no tests from students will be administered)
  • All tests will begin within 10 minutes of the scheduled time or they will be rescheduled

Outside Exams

The UW-Superior testing room is reserved for proctored UW-System Placement Exams, and exam accommodations granted by Disability Support Services. Registration information for outside exams and available locations can be found at the respective website.







Information on transferring exam scores to UW-Superior.