Your SAT or ACT score will determine your initial placement in either English 1001 or 2000 or will grant you an exemption from the first-year writing requirement. The chart below illustrates your initial English placement.
|English Placement by ACT or SAT Scores|
|ACT English Score||ACT English Score + Composite*||SAT Critical Reading Score||Course Credited||Placement|
|32 or higher||65 minimum (or 5 on the part of the CEEB exam)||720 or higher||ENGL 1001
|Exempt from English Composition|
|26 or higher||53 minimum||590 – 719||ENGL 1001||ENGL 2000 to be taken sophomore year|
|18 or higher||38 minimum||450 – 589||ENGL 1001|
|For exemption from English 1001, you must have an ACT English score of at least 26 (column 1) AND the sum of the ACT English score and the composite score must be at least 53 (column 2). For exemption from both English 1001 and 2000, you must have an ACT English score of at least 32 (column 1) AND the sum of the ACT English score and the composite score must be at least a total of 65. You would NOT be exempt from English 1001 if you had an ACT English score of 26 but the sum of your ACT English plus composite score was 52. Placement by SAT score requires only a minimum SAT Critical Reading Score (column 3).|