Freshmen Admission Requirements

Admission will be determined by a comprehensive review of academic and non-academic factors. The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diversity and multiple voices.

To enroll at UW-Superior as a new freshman, you must meet these academic requirements:

Academic Factors

Academic factors include the challenge of the high school curriculum, cumulative grade point average (GPA), high school class rank, and standardized test scores.

**The applicant must submit an ACT or SAT scores. For more information about the ACT, go to For more information on the SAT, go to

Home-school students will be considered for admission based on a complete review of their curriculum, test scores and other evidence that can be used to demonstrate their preparedness for college-level work. Other applicants who have not graduated from a recognized high school must provide evidence of ability to begin college work. Such evidence may include General Education Development (GED) test scores or a high school equivalency examination (HSED)

College Preparatory Credits

College preparatory credits
As per the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents policy, applicants must have taken a minimum of 17 high school credits in the following pattern. (A high school credit represents a norm of five class periods per week in one field of study for a school year of 36 weeks.)

17 - College Preparatory Credits:

  • 4 - English: including three credits of literature and composition
  • 3 - Mathematics: algebra, geometry and higher
  • 3 - Social Science/History
  • 3 - Natural Science
  • 4 - Other Electives: Chosen from the above areas, foreign language, fine arts, computer science and other academic and vocational areas.

Non-Academic Factors

Non-academic factors include, but are not limited, to such things as leadership, community service, unique talents, and other personal characteristics that contribute to the diversity of the University.

Special consideration will be given to service veterans with at least 180 days of active duty.

Special consideration will be given to non-traditional age applicants 20 years of age or older

Please contact our Admissions Office for more information regarding articulation agreements that list specific courses which must be taken with your associate's degree. UW-Superior recommends following NACAC’s best practices for Student Rights and Responsibilities during the admission process.