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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

English Placement Exams

Placement Exam Dates | Placement and Credit Standards

Bring the following: myWSU ID or a photo ID (Birth date will be required if you do not have a myWSU ID number) and a pencil.  Your financial aid account will be charged $10.00 for the test.

There are two parts to the English Placement Exam. The test takes two hours. Part I is a set of 45 multiple choice questions that tests reading comprehension. Part II consists of writing one essay.

Arrive 15 minutes early to register. The tests begin on time and stop as scheduled.

Placement Exam Dates

Spring 2016 - Fall 2016

Date Time Room
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 209 Hubbard Hall
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 208 Hubbard Hall
Monday, June 6, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 208 Hubbard Hall
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 208 Hubbard Hall
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 209 Hubbard Hall
Monday, July 25, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 209 Hubbard Hall
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 208 Hubbard Hall
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 208 Hubbard Hall
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 211 Hubbard Hall

If none of these dates are convenient for you, please contact the Counseling and Testing center at 316-978-3440 to set up a date and time for you.

TOEFL and EPE do not substitute for the English Placement Test.

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Placement and Credit Standards

There is no prerequisite for English 011 or 013. The prerequisite for English 015 is English 013. The prerequisite for English 100 is English 013 or 015 or a qualifying score on the WSU English placement exam. The prerequisite for English 101 is either a score of 20 or higher on the verbal section of ACT or a score of 460 or higher on the Verbal section of SAT or a qualifying score on the WSU English placement exam. Placement exam scores from other universities cannot be used. Transfer students must meet these same requirements.

Credit / Placement ACT (English) RSAT (Critical Writing) AP
English Credit in 101 and 102 --- --- 5
(English Literature and Composition)
English Credit in 101
(must request credit through Counseling & Testing Office)
31 700

3 or 4
(English Literature and Compostion
or/
English Language and Composition)

English placement in 101H 27 610 ---
English placement in 101 20 490 ---

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Placement Test Equivalencies on SOATEST Screen

01=English 013
02=English 015
03=English 100
04=English 101
05=English 011

Prerequisites for English Composition Courses

Course Prerequisite
011 no prerequisites, no placement exam needed
101   prerequisite is Credit in 011 or adequate score from placement exam, ACT, or RSAT
 
102 prerequisite is 100 or 101 with a grade of C or better or scores from ACT, RSAT, or AP high enough to receive credit for 101
 

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Course Prerequisite
013  no prerequisites, no placement exam needed
015 prerequisite is Credit in 013 or adequate score on placement exam
100 prerequisite is Credit in 015 or Credit in 013 with director recommendation or adequate score on placement exam


Business and Technical Writing

Course Prerequisite
210 prerequisite is 101 and 102 with a grade of C or better in each class

 

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