Writing Placement Testing Information
Writing Placement Criteria:
Level 3: SAT EBR&W* Test score 600 or higher or ACT English score 27 or higher = Writing-Intensive Course (WRT 101 not required)
Students with an EBR&W SAT score less than 600 or ACT English score less than a 27 and all Test optional students will be required to take a writing placement exam to determine placement.
Level 2: WRT 101 Composition I
Level 1: WRT 101 Composition I and additional lab WRT 105 (formally WRT 101P)
*“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.
The Writing placement test will be administered by the WCSU Writing department
Students should be prepared to write/type a full, on-the-spot essay in response to a broad-based academic topic to be provided by Dr. Custer. Students must email document as a Word file or PDF.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, please select one of the placement dates on the placement main page.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have a learning or physical disability that would prevent you, from taking a placement exam under standard conditions, you may request accommodations through AccessAbility Services. If approved for accommodations, you will be eligible to use your accommodation during the standard administration of the placement exam. You should reach out to AccessAbility Services to discuss accommodations 2 – 3 weeks prior to your placement test date. To request accommodations, please contact AccessAbility Services (AAS) at: 203-837-8225 (voice), 203-837-3235 (TTY) or email@example.com.
What should I bring?
All students please have your WCSU student account set up for the login to the computer and have your student ID number and an photo ID with you.
Where do I go?
Student should arrive to the Midtown Campus the day of the exam at least 10 min before 1:00pm for check in. The exams (both math and writing) will be held in the Math Emporium classroom in Higgins Annex building.