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Placement Testing - English

The Department of English has mandatory placement for all introductory writing courses (ENG 101, ENG 100, and GENS 098).  Placement into an appropriate writing course is determined by a student’s high school GPA and Verbal SAT/ENG ACT Score.  Students who don’t have a high school GPA or Verbal SAT/ENG ACT score will be automatically placed into ENG 100.  Transfer students’ English placement will also be based upon their transfer credit evaluation.

English placement recommendations will vary based on a student’s background.  Students who are ready for college-level writing will be placed into ENG 101 (Rhetoric and Composition I: Critical Thinking).  ENG 100 is available for students requiring an introductory course to Rhetoric and Composition.  Finally, GENS 098 (Strategies for Writers), is a necessary first step for students needing to improve basic writing skills.

For further details about English Placement, please contact Patrick Shaw in the English Department at 812 465-7128 or pjshaw@usi.edu or Deanna Odney in Academic Skills at 812 464-1743 or DOdney@usi.edu



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