English and Reading Minimum Scores and Exemptions

Initial placement in English courses is based on ACT sub-scores (or comparable SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing scores).  English placement is based on the following ACT/SAT scores:


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ACT English Score SAT English Score Placement English Course Name Course Code Followed by
15 or below 290 or below Basic Writing I ENG 089 ENG 099, ENG 101
16 - 17 300 - 310 Basic Writing II ENG 099 ENG 101
18 or above 320 or above English Composition I