Placement Guidelines

As part of the University General Education Requirements, all students are required to complete ENGL 1007, 1010, or 1011. (Note: ENGL 1007 is taught at all campuses, and will replace ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1011. ENGL 1007 is a prerequisite to all writing (W) courses.)

You have access to our First-Year Writing Placement tool, the Guided Placement Survey (GPS), which provides information about our classes, sample readings and activities, and asks you about your experiences with academic writing and composition. At the end of the survey, you will be asked which course best suits your needs, and you will be provided with a recommendation from the First-Year Writing program. The FYW program does not use standardized test scores for placement, so you must register your choice and complete the GPS to receive a recommendation for your initial writing courses.

Please use the Guided Placement Survey page on this website to access the GPS.

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