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:

    Orientation Date Must be Postmarked by: Dropbox Must be Received by 5 pm:
    March 28 and 29, 2020 March 21, 2020 March 25, 2020
    April 18 and 19, 2020 April 11, 2020 April 15, 2020
    June 14 and 15, 2020 June 6, 2020 June 11, 2020
    June 16 and 17, 2020 June 9, 2020 June 11, 2020
    June 18 and 19, 2020 June 11, 2020 June 15, 2020
    June 21 and 22, 2020 June 13, 2020 June 18, 2020
    June 23 and 24, 2020 June 16, 2020 June 20, 2020
    June 25 and 26, 2020 June 18, 2020 June 22, 2020
    June 28 and 29, 2020 June 20, 2020 June 25, 2020