PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

ENGLISH COMPOSITION PLACEMENT INFORMATION, 2016-2017

ACT Verbal Scores  
17-below ENG 101 Plus (P)*
18-27 ENG 101
28-33 ENG 201H (not restricted to Honors students)
34-36 Students receive credit for ENG 101 and 201 (contact Dr. Kelli Prejean at kelli.prejean@marshall.edu for details.)
SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
<470 ENG 101P
480-630 ENG 101
640-760 ENG 201H
770-800 Students receive credit for ENG 101 and 201 (contact Dr. Kelli Prejean at kelli.prejean@marshall.edu for details.)
COMPASS
English Test—Challenging ACT score lower than 18

 

 

ENG 101 (SOATEST=CM03)

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission requires students to have a scaled score of 71 on the English Skills test.

 

(Please note that students may also have COMPASS Reading scores (CM04), but those scores are not used for placement in ENG 101.)

*ENG 101P and ENG 101 count as the same general education composition requirement. Students who pass ENG 101P or ENG 101 with a C or better move on to ENG 201.

Honors College Students should be placed in ENG 200H. If they pass that class with a C or higher, they receive credit for ENG 101 and 201 (though many will have scores that already take care of the composition requirement or AP or dual-enrollment credit for one or both classes).

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