UW Placement Testing

Testing for current and prospective UW-Superior students will resume starting September 3, 2020. Testing hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment ONLY. Please email esc@uwsuper.edu with questions or concerns.

Placement testing information for new UW-Superior students

Testing for current and prospective UW-Superior students will resume starting September 3, 2020. Testing hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment ONLY. Please contact esc@uwsuper.edu with questions or concerns.

Which tests do you need to take?

UW-Superior policy dictates the following:

  • Math Placement Test: Required for all students.  
  • English Placement Test: Not required. You will complete a self-placement form with your Academic Advisor to determine your English placement. 
  • 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

Testing for current UW-Superior students will resume starting September 3, 2020. Testing hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment ONLY. Please contact esc@uwsuper.edu with questions or concerns.

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 completion of a self-assessment done with their academic advisor and are not required to take the English Placement Test if enrolling on this campus.

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.

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