Placement Guidelines

  • ACT composite 28 or ACT English 30    OR   SAT composite 1350 or SAT verbal 730
  • These scores qualify a student for optional placement into EN 103 (Honors Composition). Successful completion of EN 103 (C- or higher) with correct qualifying scores gives student 3 hours of credit for EN 103 and 3 additional hours of composition credit, thereby satisfying the 6-hour core comp requirement.

(see Undergraduate catalog)

  • 3 on either AP English test (Language or Literature) = EN 101 credit and places student into EN 102.
  • 3 on both AP English tests (Language and Literature) = EN 101 and EN 102 credit and places student into 200-level literature courses. (Note: Students who earn a 3 on one exam and a 4 on the other exam will not earn credit beyond EN 101 and 102).
  • 4 or 5 on either AP English test (Language or Literature) = EN 101 and EN 102 credit and qualifies student for optional placement into Honors sections of 200-level literature surveys (EN 215, 216, 219, or 220).
  • 4 or 5 on both AP English tests (Language and Literature) = EN 101 and EN 102 credit and 3 additional hours of elective humanities credit (TRGS HU 197). Students with these scores also qualify for optional placement into Honors sections of 200-level literature surveys (EN 215, 216, 219, or 220).

  • The English Department does not accept CLEP test scores for placement credit

  • 5 on IB English (HL) substitutes for EN 101 and EN 102 credit and places students into 200-level literature courses.  The Department of English does not use SL scores.