UW Placement Testing

UW Placement Testing

Placement testing information for new (Fall 2016) UW-Superior students

Please visit www.testing.wisc.edu and follow the link on the left side of the page to access the Regional Placement Testing Program.  You will be able to register to take your placement tests on campus at UW-Superior on specific dates or at other UW campuses throughout Wisconsin.  Opportunities are also available to complete your tests in Illinois and Minnesota.

Students must complete their placement tests at least two weeks prior to participating in their SOAR event.  This is required to allow sufficient time for the tests to be scored and processed.

Placement test study guides and practice exams are available on the right side of this page. 

Please contact Jason Ihlenfeldt, Testing Coordinator at UW-Superior, at (715) 394-8087 with any questions.

Which tests do you need to take?

UW-Superior policy dictates the following:

  • Math Placement Test: Required for all students.
  • English Placement Test: Optional if you have taken the ACT. We place students based upon their ACT English score (however, we recommend that students take the English Placement test if their ACT English score is 18 or below).
  • Foreign Language Tests (French, German, or Spanish): Required for all students who have taken a language class in high school, prior to 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 Youth Options/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 testing information for continuing UW-Superior students

Placement Test Retakes: A $20 fee is charged for each placement test retake. The fee should be paid at Student Support Services, Swenson Hall - Room 1024, upon arrival to take the test. Payments must be made in cash or check (we cannot accept credit or debit cards).  Placement test study guides and practice exams are available on the right side of this page.  Please contact Jason Ihlenfeldt, Testing Coordinator at UW-Superior, (715) 394-8087 if you need to schedule a placement test retake.

To View the Results of Placement Tests: Students should access the Student Center on their E-hive account, and view a copy their Unofficial Transcript.  Placement information is located at the bottom of their unofficial transcript.  Detailed Instructions

Placement Testing General Information

Placement Test Retakes: An $20 fee is charged for each test retake. The fee should be paid at the Academic Support Center, Swenson Hall, Room 1024, prior to 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.  Detailed Instructions

Math Placement Testing: UW-Superior requires all students to take the Math Placement Test. Scheduling for this test is in Swenson Hall 1024, or at 715-394-8560.

English Placement Test: Students are placed into English courses based on their ACT English composite score, and are not required to take the English Placement Test if enrolling on this campus. Scheduling for this test is in Swenson Hall 1024 or at 715-394-8560.

Foreign Language Placement Test (French, German, Spanish): Required for all students who have taken a language in high school, prior to registering for any language at UW-Superior.  Foreign language is required for students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree as well as for students in some academic programs.  Scheduling for this test is in Swenson Hall 1024 or at 715-394-8560.

Have questions?
Contact Jason Ihlenfeldt
Swenson Hall 1024
715-394-8087

Exam Study Guides & Practice Exams

Each of the Guide links below include links to practice tests

English Exam Guide

English FAQ

Math Exam Guide

Math Exam FAQ

French Exam Guide

German Exam Guide

Spanish Exam Guide

Foreign Language FAQ