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English Composition Placement

Information for English Placement

Students will place into EN100 based on one or more of the following:

  • Student has a 2.75 high school GPA
  • Student has an ACT English subscore of 18 or greater, or equivalent SAT (430+ ERW) score
  • The Coordinator for the Center for Writing Excellence or the Director of First-Year Composition has reviewed the student’s writing portfolio and recommended placement in EN100

If the student does not meet any of the above conditions, the student will take the Writing Placement Exam. If the student scores a 3.5 or above, they will place into EN100. If the student scores a 3.0 or below, they will place into EN099 as a co-requisite with EN100.

If a student does not meet any of the above conditions and does not take the Writing Placement Exam, the student will be enrolled in EN099 as a co-requisite with EN100.

Contact

573.651.2460
writing@semo.edu
Memorial Hall 103
Center for Writing Excellence
One University Plaza, MS 4185
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701