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 1000 in the fall semester.
  • Placement at Proficiency 1, college-level writing. Proficiency one 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 listed in bold.

Placement by ACT-English or SAT-Verbal scores

High school GPA 3.0 or above
ACT 14 or less (English)
Old SAT 350 or less (verbal)
New SAT 21 or less (reading)
and 21 or less (writing)*
ACT 15 (English)
Old SAT 351-370 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 22 (reading)
and ≥ 22 (writing)*
ACT 16 (English)
Old SAT 371-390 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 23 (reading)
and ≥ 23 (writing)*
ACT ≥ 17
Old SAT ≥ 391 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 24 (reading)
and ≥ 24 (writing)*
ENGL 1000 College level College level College level
High school GPA 2.8 through 2.99
ACT 14 or less (English)
Old SAT 350 or less (verbal)
New SAT 21 or less (reading)
and 21 or less (writing)*
ACT 15 (English)
Old SAT 351-370 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 22 (reading)
and ≥ 22 (writing)*
ACT 16 (English)
Old SAT 371-390 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 23 (reading)
and ≥ 23 (writing)*
ACT ≥ 17
Old SAT ≥ 391 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 24 (reading)
and ≥ 24 (writing)*
ENGL 1000 ENGL 1000 College level College level
High school GPA 2.79 or less
ACT 14 or less (English)
Old SAT 350 or less (verbal)
New SAT 21 or less (reading)
and 21 or less (writing)*
ACT 15 (English)
Old SAT 351-370 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 22 (reading)
and ≥ 22 (writing)*
ACT 16 (English)
Old SAT 371-390 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 23 (reading)
and ≥ 23 (writing)*
ACT ≥ 17
Old SAT ≥ 391 (verbal)
New SAT ≥ 24 (reading)
and ≥ 24 (writing)*
ENGL 1000 ENGL 1000 ENGL 1000 College level

*Lowest placement prevails