Students are placed into first-year writing courses based on their standardized test scores. Check your scores on the following table to find the corresponding course you will be placed in:
|ACT English||SAT Verbal (before March 2016)||SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing (March 2016 & later)||CEEB AP English||CLEP English Comp||CLEP Freshmen Comp|
|English 101 with
English 109 co-requisite
|English 102||25-30||570-690||630-720||3 - 4||50||53|
What to do if you are not satisfied with the test score placement:
Use The Write Class, an online writing placement tool. The Write Class will ask you to respond to a series of questions about your academic background and preparation to determine the best first-year writing course for you.
- To use The Write Class, you will need to have the following information ready:
- Vandal ID number;
- Current overall high school GPA; and
- ACT English or SAT Critical Reading Scores (if completed within the past five years).
- You will also be asked to provide the following information if you have it:
- AP Language and Composition Scores; and
- Information related to English 101 and/or English 102 taken as Dual Enrollment or completed at another institution.
- Based on your responses to The Write Class questions, you will be placed into one of three options or be exempt from taking a first-year writing course:
- English 101: Introduction to Academic Writing and English 109: Writing Studio;
- English 101: Introduction to Academic Writing;
- English 102: College Writing and Rhetoric;
If you have questions, please email Barbara Kirchmeier, Acting Director of First-Year Composition.