English (Writing) Placement Testing

About the English (Writing) Placement Test

  • The English (Writing) Placement Test is required for first-year students whose English SAT sub-score is ≤ 25 (SAT taken AFTER March 2016
  • The English (Writing) Placement Test is required for first-year students whose English SAT score was ≤445 (SAT taken PRIOR to March 2016).
  • The English Placement Test involves writing a general knowledge essay and assesses your ability to write.
  • You do not need to make any special preparation for this essay.
  • You will have the opportunity to create outlines, maps, or rough drafts.
  • The test is untimed.
  • Only your final copy will be evaluated.
  • There are two courses you can be placed into, both of which are counted as credits toward graduation: (1) Basic Writing (ENG 113) and (2) Writing Intensive First Year Seminar (ENG 114).
  • Advanced writers may be invited to enroll in Advanced Writing (ENG115).

Review for English (Writing) Placement Test

See the English department’s website for recommendations and a video (also displayed below) on how to review for the English Placement Test.