Students are placed into first-year writing courses based on their standardized test scores. Check your scores on the following table to find the corresponding course you will be placed in:
|ACT English||SAT Verbal (before March 2016)||SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing (March 2016 & later)||CEEB AP English||CLEP English Comp||CLEP Freshmen Comp|
|English 101 with
English 109 co-requisite
|English 102||25-30||570-690||630-720||3 - 4||50||53|
What to do if you are not satisfied with the test score placement:
Students are initially placed into first-year writing courses based on their standardized test scores. Knowing these scores can be limiting, we offer an alternative placement tool called The Write Class. An online tool, The Write Class will ask you to respond to a series of questions to determine the best first-year writing course for you.
To use The Write Class, you will need to have the following information:
- Vandal ID number;
- Current overall high school GPA; and
- ACT English or SAT Scores.
You will also be asked to provide the following information if you have it:
- AP Language and Composition Scores, and
- Information related to English 101 and/or English 102 taken as Dual Enrollment or completed at another institution.
Based on your responses, you will be placed into one of three options:
- English 101: Writing and Rhetoric I and English 109: Writing Studio (a small group tutorial that helps you with English 101);
- English 101: Writing and Rhetoric I; or
- English 102: Writing and Rhetoric II.
You can access The Write Class at https://uidaho.thewriteclass.org.
If you have questions, please email Barb Kirchmeier, Director of First-Year Composition.