Incoming students at Southeast are placed into the English composition sequence through a variety of means:
Information for English Placement
Southeast Missouri State University uses the ACT English subscore to determine a student's placement in the appropriate English course. This measurement is an indicator of the student's language skills and helps to identify the appropriate beginning English course to maximize the student's chance to be successful.
|ACT English Subscore||English Course Placement|
|18 or greater (430 or greater for SAT English subscore)||Student places into EN100 - English Composition|
|17 or below||Student places into EN099 - Writing Skills Workshop|
Students entering without ACT scores will be required to take the English placement exam. English placement information is available at the Center for Writing Excellence. Visit Writing Proficiency Exams for more information on the English placement exam.
Cape Girardeau campus students will complete the English placement exam online prior to First STEP orientation. Please refer to New Student Programs - First STEP Orientation for orientation dates and placement exam schedule.
Regional Campus placement exams are administered in Kennett, Malden, and Sikeston or students may take the placement exam online. Please refer to the Regional Campus Placement Exams listing for the English placement exam schedule. For additional information, please contact testing services directly.