College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
English : Writing Placement Guidelines

Each student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must demonstrate writing competency through the successful completion of ENGL 102 or an equivalent (as approved by the English Division faculty). Depending on college entrance exam scores, students are placed in the appropriate level writing course. Normally students enroll in ENGL 101 and 102 in their first year in the College.

Students with the following scores must take both ENGL 101 and ENGL 102:

  • SAT Writing 499 or lower
  • SAT Verbal 539 or lower
  • ACT English 25 or lower

Students with the following scores should take ENGL 102:

  • SAT Writing 500-699
  • SAT Verbal 540-739
  • ACT English 26-29

Students with the following scores are exempted from ENGL 101 and 102, having demonstrated sufficient college level writing competency:

  • SAT Writing 700 or higher
  • SAT Verbal 740 or higher
  • ACT English 30 or higher