UW Placement Testing

Placement testing is currently being offered primarily online, with opportunities for in-person testing. 

Placement Exam Requirements

UW-Superior policy includes the following:

  • Math Placement Test: Required for all students.
  • English Placement Test: Required for all students.
  • Foreign Language Tests (French, German, or Spanish): Required for all students who have taken a language class in high school before registering for any language class at UW-Superior. Foreign language coursework is required for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as for students in some academic programs.
  • 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.
  • Placement Test Retakes: Test retakes must be completed in person. A $20 fee is charged for each test retake. The fee should be paid at the Educational Success Center before taking the test.
  • 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.

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. Allow five hours to complete online exams, 90 minutes for in-person math and writing exams, and 60 minutes for foreign language exams.

Test retakes must be taken in-person and include a $20 retake fee. Before you register for the exam, verify which tests you are advised to take and ensure you have set up your campus log-in, as it will be necessary to register for the online placement exam.

Online Exam

Register here for the online placement exam.

Log in with your UW-Superior campus credentials and complete the registration form. Once you register, you will receive an email from Scantron 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.

When you register for the placement testing, you will gain access to all five exams, so it is essential that you verify which exams you need to take. If you have questions, please contact your advisor or Trish Oyaas, Tutoring and Testing Coordinator.

In-Person Exam

Please email esc@uwsuper.edu if you need to retake any placement exam or 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 exams should be taken at least two weeks before SOAR or meeting with an advisor to register for classes.

Exam Study Guides

Each of the Guide links below include links to practice tests