Overseas U.S. Citizen Application Checklist
The application information below is for students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents living outside of the United States.
$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". Checks drawn on a Canadian bank must be stamped or indicate in print (not handwriting) "U.S. Dollars". The application fee cannot be waived.
Academic Transcripts and Documentation
Applicants must submit official original transcripts or certified true copies of academic records from all high schools (secondary schools), colleges or universities attended. Transcripts should show grades for all high school (secondary school) level coursework. Transcripts should demonstrate success in university preparatory coursework in English, mathematics, natural science, social studies and appropriate electives such as communicating arts, computer science, fine arts or foreign language.
SAT or ACT Score Report
Freshmen applicants whose native language is English are generally required to submit an SAT or ACT score. Only official test scores sent directly to UW-Superior from the College Board or ACT are acceptable. The UW-Superior institution code for the SAT is 1920, and for ACT, 4682. For more information about taking the SAT, go to College Board website, and for the ACT, go to ACT website. In some cases, this requirement will be waived for native English speaking students who are older than 20 years old, or for students with a record of achievement on GCSE and GCE exams.
Freshman applicants whose native language is not English are encouraged, but not required, to submit an SAT or ACT score. Submitting an SAT or ACT score may improve the prospects for financial aid or scholarships.
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 Paper-based Test||500|
|Pearson Test of English Academic||47|
|STEP Eiken (Japan only)||Pre-1st Grade|
|Cambridge English: First (FCE)||B2|
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)||C|
- 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 US 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
More than 90% of UW-Superior students from outside of Wisconsin are eligible for financial assistance/scholarships worth $5,300-$7,200 per year. To be considered, submit a Non-resident Tuition Waiver (NTW) application. (A student ID number is not required.) For additional information about possible financial aid opportunities, see the Financial Aid Office.
In order for applications to be processed, 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
Application materials should be sent to:
Office of International Programs
UW-Superior; Old Main 337
Belknap and Catlin
Superior, WI 54880-4500