Placement Testing - English
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.
The English Placement Test is facilitated via Blackboard and is not completed at a traditional on-site testing center or classroom facility. Complete the following steps to register for the English Placement Test:
Step (1): Log into Blackboard.
►Your username and password for Blackboard are your Central
Login credentials (the same as you use for email).
► If you are having trouble logging into Blackboard, contact
University of Cincinnati Information technology at (513)
556-4357 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
► If you are experiencing an issue with Blackbbard, contact
Blackboard support at (513) 556-1602 or via email at
Step (2): Click the Courses tab at the top of the page, then enter "Main
Campus English Placement" in the Course Search box.
Step (3): Scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the course
Step (4): Click on the arrow next to the course number
"uc11_viesonja_001" and select "Enroll."
Step (5): Return to the course located on your "My Courses" tab in
Blackboard during one of the sessions listed below to
complete the test.
Upcoming Test Availability
|Friday, February, 21, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, February, 24, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Friday, March 7, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, March 10, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Friday, March 21, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, March 24, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Friday, April 4, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, April 7, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Friday April 18, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, April 21, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
|Friday, April 25, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, April 28, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
|*Friday, May 2, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, May 3, 2014||12:00 pm (noon)|
†All tests are available on Blackboard on Fridays at noon through Mondays at noon.
*Final English Placement Test online session prior to summer semester classes.
|Friday, February 14-17, 2014
||12:00 pm (noon)||Monday, February, 17, 2014
||12:00 pm (noon)|