UW Placement Testing

Testing is currently suspended until further notice. We are working closely with UW System to come up with a plan moving forward. At this time we thank you for your patience as we work hard to keep our students and staff safe.  Please email support@uwsuper.edu for questions or concerns.

Placement testing information for new UW-Superior students

At this time, due to Covid-19 all UW-System in-person placement tests have been suspended. We have worked diligently with our departments on campus to create alternative methods, please contact support@uwsuper.edu to get information on what may be required for you.

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

Please contact support@uwsuper.edu for guidance.

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. “Please schedule your placement test via this online scheduler.

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. Please schedule your placement test via this online scheduler.

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. Please schedule your placement test via this online scheduler.

Exam Study Guides and Practice Exams

Upcoming Test Dates

There are no events.