Office of International Programs
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Old Main 337
Belknap and Catlin
Superior, WI 54880
Walk-in hours are 9 AM to 3 PM M-F.
For best service, contact Mr. Mark MacLean to set up an appointment.
OIP Future Students
$44 Application Fee (Not Refundable)
Students who apply on-line can pay the fee with a credit card when submitting the on-line application or at a later date. Alternatively, students can pay the application fee with an international money order, international bank draft or personal check drawn on a North American bank. Checks drawn on a Canadian bank must be stamped or indicate in print (not handwriting) "US Dollars".
* The application fee is a requirement of the University of Wisconsin System and is not controlled by the UW-Superior campus. We are not able to waive the application fee.
SAT or ACT Score Report
Applicants whose native language is English are generally required to submit an SAT or ACT score report. This requirement is waived for students for whom English is not their native language. 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 www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html, and for the ACT, go to www.actstudent.org/index.html.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Proof of adequate English proficiency is required from applicants whose native language is not English. Applications who are uncertain whether they are required to submit a proof of English proficiency are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs.
Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement may apply for CONDITIONAL ADMISSION.
English Language Proficiency Tests Accepted by UW-Superior
NOTE: Only test scores sent directly from the testing body are accepted. Applicants are encouraged to request their results be sent to UW-Superior at the time of testing if possible. Applicants will not be penalized for an unacceptable result if an acceptable result is received at a later date.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Internet-based Test (iBT): 61
Paper-based Test (PBT): 500
For more information about TOEFL, visit www.toefl.org or call 609-771-7100. The University of Wisconsin-Superior institutional code is 1920.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
For information about IELTS, visit www.ielts.org
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
For information about PTE, visit www.pearsonpte.com
STEP-EIKEN (Available in Japan only)
Pre 1st Grade
For information about STEP-EIKEN, visit www.stepeiken.org
|Other Acceptable Tests/Qualifications/Courses
English composition course passed at an accredited English-medium university located in a country where English is the dominant language. The course must count as transfer credit at UW-Superior and be C or higher.
International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 Higher Level passed with minimum grade 4.
ELS. Completion of Level 110 at an ELS language center. The nearest center is 2.5 hours away from UW-Superior in St. Paul, Minnesota.
WESLI Recommendation. Applicants who study at the Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (www.wesli.com) can satisfy the English proficiency requirement by 1) receiving the WESLI Recommendation, 2) scoring at least 76 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency and 3) earning a rating of good or excellent on the 700-level academic reading and writing courses.
A score of 450 or higher on the SAT critical reading sub-section.
A score of 18 on the ACT English sub-section
A grade of C or higher on two GCE Advanced Level subjects or a grade of C or higher on GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) English.
Graduation from a high school or post-secondary school in the following countries:
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
One of the conditions governing students' entry into the United States is evidence of sufficient funds to cover all expenses. Students' sponsors must be prepared to pay the entire cost of schooling. In order for UW-Superior to issue a Form I-20, the document needed to apply for an F-1 student visa, a student needs to demonstrate that he/she can be financially responsible for all educational and living expenses while in the United States. Applicants need to submit the following documentation:
Financial documents must:
Please note students should request additional original documentation to present to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy when applying for a student visa and to the immigration officials when entering the United States.
In order for applications to be processed and to allow sufficient time for the visa interview process and travel to the United States, 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
International students who are currently in F-1 status and in the United States at the time of application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Application materials should be sent to:
Office of International Programs
UW-Superior; Old Main 337
Belknap & Catlin
Superior, WI 54880-4500
If you need assistance, please contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-394-8052.
Graduate Students: Please visit our Graduate Admissions website for admission information.
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