English Portfolio & Placement Exam Information

  • Note: Honors College Students only: no portfolio or essay, as writing is assessed in Core I.

    For your English placement, there are three possibilities: English 100, English 101, and Exemption from English 101. To determine what level best serves your writing ability, we ask that you either write an essay test during orientation or submit a portfolio of your work before that time.

    All entering first-year students take the English essay placement if they choose not to submit an English portfolio. In the exam, students respond to a prompts. Preparation, in the form of an outline, may be done in advance.

    Dual Enrollment placement testers should see information about the essay exam.

    Portfolio Due Dates:

    Group Orientation Date(s) Online submission must be received by 5 pm on 
    TransferDecember 6, 2019 November 29, 2019 
    Freshman January 16 & 17, 2020 January 10, 2020 
    Transfer January 17, 2020 January 10, 2020