The application checklist below is for students who:
- are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
- have completed high school (secondary school)
- have attended a college or university on a full-time basis for one or more semesters
Submit an on-line application.
US $50 Application Fee
Pay with a credit card when applying on-line or submit an international money order, international bank draft or a personal check drawn on a North American bank payable to UW-Superior. The application fee cannot be waived. Checks drawn on a Canadian bank must be stamped or indicate in print (not handwriting) "U.S. Dollars".
Academic Transcripts and Documentation
High School (Secondary School) Transcripts
Submit original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets, and certificates from all high schools (secondary schools) and official English translations if original or attested documents are not in English.
Submit original or attested copies of all transcripts and diplomas from all colleges and universities attended and official English translations if original or attested documents are not in English.
A 2.0 GPA is required to be considered for admission. The School of Business and Economics and Department of Education Leadership have additional requirements for admission into the upper division courses.
Transfer students are also encouraged to submit:
- List of college or university courses currently in progress
- Descriptions and syllabi for any university course work
- Summary of activities since high school or secondary school graduation if more than one semester has elapsed since graduation
In some cases, transfer students' previous college or university coursework may require additional evaluation. Such students may be required to submit their transcripts to an external agency for credit evaluation. A list of acceptable agencies is available at NACES's website, www.naces.org. Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to clarify whether they are subject to this requirement.
APPLICANTS FROM CHINESE UNIVERSITIES: Please contact the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) and request that a verification report of your university transcript(s) be sent to UW-Superior. The report must be mailed directly to UW-Superior from the CDGDC and must be received before the beginning of the first semester of study.
China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center
18th Floor, Tongfang Keji Building B
No.1, Wangzhuang Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100083
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways. Depending on their test scores, students may be required to take a combination of English as a Second Language (ESL) and non-ESL courses during their first semester. See ESL at UW-Superior for additional information.
|TOEFL Internet-Based Test||61|
Additional Ways to Meet the English Proficiency Requirement
|Exam Name||Minimum Score|
|TOEFL Internet-based Test||61|
|TOEFL Paper-based Test||500|
|SAT Critical Reading Subscore||450|
|ACT English Subscore||18|
|Pearson Test of English Academic||47|
|STEP Eiken (Japan only)||Pre-1st Grade|
Cambridge English: First (FCE)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
- English as a Second Language International (ESLI) - Successful completion of Advanced Level at an ESLI center with recommendation of the ESLI director
- Global Language Institute (GLI) - Score 500 on the GLI TOEFL and 3 on the Test of Written English (TWE)
- Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (WESLI) - Earn the WESLI Recommendation, score at least 76 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency and earn a rating of good or excellent on the 700-level academic reading and writing courses
- ELS Language Centers - Successful completion of Level 110 at an ELS language center. The nearest center is in St. Paul, Minnesota (2.5 hours by car)
- Harvest Institute Palisades Park - Successful completion of Level 700 at the Harvest Institute Palisades Park
- FLS International - Successful completion of FLS International Level 16
- Madison English as a Second Language School (MESLS) - Successful completion of MESLS Advanced Level
- Kaplan International Colleges - Successful completion of the Advanced Level, Certificate of Achievement
- A grade of C or higher for an English composition course passed at an accredited U.S. college or university. The course must count as transfer credit at UW-Superior.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 Higher Level passed with minimum grade 4.
- A grade of C or higher on two GCE Advanced Level subjects or a grade of C or higher on GCSE English Language.
- Graduation from a high school or post-secondary institution in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States for students who have studied in an all-English curriculum for at least four years. It may also be waived for students who have studied for at least four years in an all-English curriculum in any other country, but the university reserves the right to request English proficiency test results from any applicant.
For questions about the English language proficiency requirement or to apply for an exemption to the English proficiency requirement, please contact the Office of International Programs.
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Application
- Financial Verification Form
- Original bank letter(s) or statement(s) from the student and/or sponsor(s) indicating a current balance with sufficient funds to pay the first year of total expected costs. The name(s) on the bank document(s) must match the name(s) on the Financial Verification Form.
Additional Guidance Regarding Financial Documentation
Sponsors who live in the United States (only) must also submit a completed, signed Affidavit of Support, (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-134).
Financial documentation is required for UW-Superior to issue a Form I-20, the document needed to apply for an F-1 student visa. Per U.S. regulations, students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funding to pay for all educational and living expenses while in the U.S.
Financial documents must be in English and issued within the previous three months. Examples of bank documents which are acceptable: original bank statements issued directly from the bank; loan or award letters stamped or certified by a lending institution; original bank letters signed by a bank official with the official's name and contact information indicated.
Examples of bank documents which cannot be accepted: photocopies of bank letters; Internet banking statements; bank letters without the name of the account holder; letters which do not specify an amount at least equal to the first year of total expected expenses; bank statements from businesses.
In order for applications to be processed and to allow sufficient time for the visa interview process and travel to the United States, the required documents must be on file with the UW-Superior's Office of International Programs by the following dates:
Fall Semester (September - December): July 1
Spring Semester (January - May): November 15
International students who are currently in F-1 status and in the U.S. at the time of application will be considered after the application deadline on a case-by-case basis.
Application materials should be sent to:
Office of International Programs
UW-Superior; Old Main 337
Belknap & Catlin
Superior, WI 54880-4500
Estimated Processing Time
Once all of the necessary documents have been received, please allow one to three weeks for a decision.
Note Regarding Documentation
Please note you should request additional original documentation for your own records and to present to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy. Original documentation will be required when applying for a student visa, and when entering the United States.