English Placement Testing and Advanced Placement Scores

English Placement Testing

Incoming first-year and transfer students may be required to take an English placement test to determine which course(s) they must take to fulfill the university's first-year writing requirement. Incoming students are required to take the English placement exam if they have: (a) an ACT English score is 18 or below, (b) a SAT verbal score is 450 or below, or (c) an English admission condition. Most incoming students will take the English placement test during Orientation. Students who do not take the placement test during Orientation, for whatever reason, can schedule their placement test by calling the Department of English at 614-292-6065 or stopping by the front desk in 421 Denney. 

Students must work with their advisor to schedule a first-year writing course(s) based on their placement level, as indicated in the following:

Level 4: Enroll in either English 1110.01 or 1110.02 (3 credit hours).
Level 5: Enroll in English 1110.03 and 1193.03 simultaneously (4 credit hours).
Level 6: Enroll in English 1109 (3 credit hours). After completing 1109, students must enroll in English 1110.03 and 1193.03 simultaneously (4 credit hours).

Advanced Placement Scores

Students who take the Advanced Placement exam in English Literature or English Language and who score a 3 or higher will receive test credit (EM credit) for English 1110, the university's first-year writing course. Students who do not score a 3 or higher must take the English placement exam as described above. Students who take both the English Literature and the English Language exams and score a 3 or higher on these two exams will receive credit for English 1110, the first-year writing course, and English 1167, a course that can be applied toward the Cultures and Ideas category on the university's general education requirements.   

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