If your ACT Writing score is 17 or lower or your SAT Writing score is 420 or lower you are required to take the English Placement Test (ENPT).
Students are placed into an appropriate English composition course by the UC English Placement Test (ENPT), the ACT Combined English/Writing score, the SAT Writing score or by the English Advanced Placement (AP) Score. Students who are required to complete the English Placement Test (ENPT) must do so prior to Bearcats Bound Orientation to be able to register for fall semester courses.
Students with transfer credit for English Composition or a score of 3 or higher on the AP English Language or Literature exam do NOT take the English Placement Test, regardless of ACT/SAT Writing Score.
|ACT Writing Score||SAT Writing Score||English Placement Needed?|
|28 or higher||630 or higher||No. Enroll in 15-ENGL-1012|
|18-27||430-620||No. Enroll in 15-ENGL-1001|
|17 or lower||420 or lower||Yes. Take English Placement|
|No writing score on either test.||Yes. Take English Placement|
Students who need to complete English Placement should enroll in the Blackboard course. English Placement test enrollment instructions. Students should submit a final English Placement essay no later than two weeks prior to their scheduled orientation.
Accessing English Placement
For more testing sessions please check the English and Comparative Literature website at http://www.artsci.uc.edu/englishplacement/
Specific questions regarding the English placement test should be directed to (513) 556-5924 or email English.ArtSci@uc.edu. For questions regarding your Bearcats Bound Orientation please email email@example.com or call (513)556-2486. You may also go to our website at uc.edu/orientation.