PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

ENGLISH COMPOSITION PLACEMENT INFORMATION, 2017-2018

Please visit our Composition Program website at https://mucompositionprogram.wordpress.com/ for more information about our courses.

ACT Verbal Scores[1]  
17-below ENG 101 Plus (P)[2]
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.)

Honors College Students  
  Honors College students should be placed in ENG 200H. If they pass ENG 200H 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).
Advanced Placement  
Score of 3 on English Language and Composition ENG 201

 

Score of 4 on English Language and Composition Credit granted for ENG 101 and 201

  


[1]
The English Department no longer issues placement exams for students without ACT or SAT scores. Students without standardized test scores or with outdated scores should contact Dr. Kelli Prejean, Coordinator of Composition, about placement options: kelli.prejean@marshall.edu or 304-696-4015.

[2] 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.

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