English Composition Placement Exams & Requirements

Unless you have earned the score noted below, you are required to take the Engineering English Proficiency Placement Examination online this summer. The exam will be available Monday, July 15 – Monday, August 5. The results of the placement examination will be given to you before registration begins for the spring semester.

Engineering students are considered proficient if they:

College Writing is NOT available to engineering first-year students in the fall semester. Engineering first-year students who are required to take College Writing will do so in the spring semester.

It is possible to complete the equivalent of our College Writing course at another institution. English composition courses taken at other institutions to satisfy the School's requirement must be preapproved. If the course is approved, the student must pass the course at the other institution with a grade of C- or better in order for the credit to transfer.