Writing Placement

Writing Placement

Your writing placement is based on a combination of ACT-Reading or SAT-Verbal scores and high school GPA.  Placement will be at one of the following levels:

  • Required to take ENGL 1000image: link-offsite in the fall semester
  • Placement at Proficiency 1, college-level writing.  Proficiency 1 classes include ENGL 1050, IME 1020, or BIS 1420, depending on your curriculum. Please do not select a writing class without consulting with your advisor first.

Follow the table below to determine your placement.  Intellectual skills courses are shaded.

HS GPA

ACT-English or SAT-Verbal Score

ACT 14 or less
SAT 350 or less

ACT 15
SAT 351-370

ACT 16
SAT 371-390

ACT 17+
SAT 391+

3.0 or above

ENGL 1000

College Level

College Level

2.8-2.99

ENGL 1000

College Level

2.79 or less

ENGL 1000

Click here to learn about how to satisfy the Proficiency 1 requirement by portfolio review.

 

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