Writing Placement Testing Information
Writing Placement Criteria:
Level 3: SAT EBR&W* Test score 600 or higher or SAT Reading Test sub-score 32 or higher or ACT English score 27 or higher = Writing-Intensive Course (WRT 101 not required)
Level 2: SAT EBR&W* Test score 440-590 or SAT Reading Test sub-score 25-31 or ACT English score 18-26 = WRT 101 Composition I
Level 1: SAT EBR&W* test score 430 or lower or SAT Reading Test sub-score 10-24 or ACT English score 17 or lower = WRT 101P Composition I Plus
*“EBR&W” refers to the SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Test.
Students registering with neither SAT nor ACT scores will take the Placement Essay Examination.
Students whose SAT scores are dated prior to March 2016 will be placed according to the College Board’s chart for converting “old” scores into “new” scores.
Students will be asked to write a short essay in response to one of several prompts. You will have 50 minutes to complete the essay. If you are currently enrolled in WRT 098 or WRT 101 at WCSU, you are NOT eligible to take the writing placement test. Results take about 2 weeks and you must contact the Admissions Office, (203) 837-9000.