English Composition

Placement in First-Year Composition courses (WAC 101 followed by ENG 101 the next semester, or ENG 101, or ENG 105) is determined by the score earned on the ACT English or SAT Verbal exam. International students from non-English speaking countries will be placed into First-Year Composition courses (WAC 107, followed by ENG 107 the next semester, or ENG 107) according to ACT, SAT, or TOEFL scores.

Placement in First-Year Composition will be determined as follows:


ACT English
Exam Score
18 or below
19-28
29 or above
Register for
WAC 101
ENG 101
ENG 105

Recentered
SAT Verbal*
Exam Score
460 or below
470-650
660 or above
Register for
WAC 101
ENG 101
ENG 105

TOEFL
Exam Score
207 or below
207-220
220 or above
Register for
WAC 107
WAC 107 or ENG 107
ENG 107

*SAT scores shown in the table are based on the scale for the Recentered SAT English test, which was first offered in April 1995. Scores on the SAT taken before April 1995 are converted to the recentered scale when entered on the computer.

Qualified deaf and hearing-impaired students must receive authorization through Disability Resources for Students in order to register for an appropriate First Year Composition course.

Exceptions to these guidelines may be made for students who have taken the Advanced Placement Exam in English offered by the College Entrance Examination Board, the International Baccalaureate English A exam, or the CLEP General or Subject Exams in Composition, or for students enrolled in the Honors College. Contact the First Year Composition Office at (480) 965-3853 for more information about Placement Testing for English.