Placement Guidelines 

Initial English placement is determined by:

    1. the ACT English score AND the ACT Composite score


    2. the SAT Critical Reading score


    3. the AP score


    4. the CLEP score.

Students awarded placement in English 2000 will receive credit for English 1001.  

Initial English Placement Based on ACT Scores

English Course Placement

ACT English Score


ACT English + Composite Scores

Placement in ENGL 1001 18 or above AND 38 minimum
Placement in ENGL 2000 26 or above AND 53 minimum
EXEMPT 32 or above AND 65 minimum


Initial English Placement Based on SAT Scores

English Course Placement

SAT English Score

Placement in ENGL 1001 450-589
Placement in ENGL 2000 590-719
EXEMPT 720 or higher


Initial Placement and/or Course Credit Based on AP Score 

English Course Placement and/or Credit

AP English Language Score

Credit for ENGL 1001 and Placement in ENGL 2000 3
Credit for ENGL1001 and ENGL 2000 5


English Course Credit

AP English Literature Score

Credit for either ENGL 2025, 2027, or 2029 4


Students who receive a CLEP score of 50 or above may receive credit for ENGL1001.

Students who place out of ENGL 1001 may take an English Literature elective, but they may not take ENGL 2000 until they have earned 39 hours, usually the second semester of their sophomore year. The proper sequence is ENGL 1001, then General Education 2000-level ENGL Literature elective (if needed), then ENGL2000.