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English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Fax: 208-885-5944

Email: englishdept@uidaho.edu

Web: English

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Writing Placement

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
 1-17  200-400
200-500 n/a  n/a  n/a
English 101  18-24  450-560 510-620 n/a  n/a  n/a
English 102  25-30  570-690 630-720 3 - 4  50  53
Exempt  31-36  700-800 730-800 5  n/a  n/a

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:
    1. English 101: Introduction to Academic Writing and English 109: Writing Studio;
    2. English 101: Introduction to Academic Writing;
    3. English 102: College Writing and Rhetoric;
      or
    4. Exempt.

If you have questions, please email Barbara Kirchmeier, Acting Director of First-Year Composition.

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Fax: 208-885-5944

Email: englishdept@uidaho.edu

Web: English

Directory Map