Placement in Writing Courses

Placement in Kent State University Writing Courses

Students at Kent State University are placed into one of the following courses based on ACT/SAT, Accuplacer or GED scores:

  • Introduction to College Writing-Stretch (ENG01001): ESL on Kent campus and Regional campuses only
  • College Writing I (ENG11011)
  • College Writing II (ENG21011)

These placements can be challenged if the student feels placement is inaccurate.

Please be advised, if you have a test score that qualifies you to test out of ENG11011 or have transfer credits for ENG11011, you must send an email to engpermit@kent.edu to check if a course override needs applied to your account so that you may register for classes without issues.

Student Population - Kent Campus

All Kent campus students begin the College Writing sequence with ENG11011, unless they test out of it.

Placement Tool

Placement Criteria

New Freshman who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement through PSEOP, AP, Dual-Credit, CBE, or CLEP.
ACT
English
0-25 enroll in ENG11011
26+ enroll in ENG21011
New Freshman who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement through PSEOP, AP, Dual-Credit, CBE, or CLEP
SAT Writing (taken prior to March 2016)
0-590 enroll in ENG11011
600+ enroll in ENG21011
New Freshman who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement through PSEOP, AP, Dual-Credit, CBE, or CLEP
SAT Writing and Language (if taken March 2016 and after)
0-32 enroll in ENG11011
33+ enroll in ENG21011
New Freshman who are Honors students
None
Placed in HONR10197 - Honors Colloquium
Adult* students who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement.
*(aged 21 or above or have been out of high school for at least 3 years)
Accuplacer (Reading Comprehension and Writeplacer)
Any score enrolls in ENG11011
GED and Homeschooled Students who have not successfully completed a writing course requirement and have no H.S. GPA
GED:
Reasoning through Language Arts College Ready
165 (or higher) enroll in ENG11011
Transfer Students
Advisor Discretion
Advisors can ask student to take Accuplacer, the Challenge, or place based on academic record.
International Students whose native language is not English.
All international students must take a College Writing Placement Test. There are no exceptions. Please send an email to eslcomp@kent.edu for further information.
ESL Program Discretion
Students will enroll as advised by ESL Program.
 

Student Population - Regional Campus

Placement Tool

Placement Criteria

New Freshman who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement through PSEOP, AP, Dual-Credit, CBE, or CLEP.
ACT
English
0-17 enroll in ENG01001
18-25 enroll in ENG11011
26+enroll in ENG21011
New Freshman who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement through PSEOP, AP, Dual-Credit, CBE, or CLEP SAT Writing and Language (taken prior to March 2016)
0-420 enroll in ENG01001 and ENG11002
430-590 enroll in ENG11011
600+enroll in ENG21011
New Freshman who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement through PSEOP, AP, Dual-Credit, CBE, or CLEP
SAT Evidence Based Writing (if taken March 2016 and after)
0-24 enroll in ENG01001 and ENG11002
25-32 enroll in ENG11011
33+ enroll in ENG21011
New Freshman who are Honors students
None
Placed in HONR10197 - Honors Colloquium
Adult* students who have not successfully completed the writing course requirement.
*(aged 21 or above or have been out of high school for at least 3 years)
Accuplacer (Reading Comprehension and Writeplacer)
0-79 and below 5 enroll in ENG01001 and ENG11002
80+ and 4 OR 5+ enroll in ENG11011
GED and Homeschooled Students who have not successfully completed a writing course requirement and have no H.S. GPA
GED:
Reasoning through Language Arts College Ready
165 (or higher) enroll in ENG11011
Transfer Students
Advisor Discretion
Advisors can ask student to take Accuplacer, the Challenge, or place based on academic record.

Additional Placement Information:

  1. Students recruited by the Honors College are enrolled in a yearlong Honors Colloquium (Honr10197-10297), almost always taught by English faculty. This is accepted as fulfilling the students' College Writing sequence.
  2. Students for whom English is a second language are enrolled in controlled sections of Introduction to College Writing-Stretch (ENG01001), College Writing I (ENG11011), and College Writing II (ENG21011) based on the placement test and the recommendation of the ESL Program. (For more information, please email eslcomp@kent.edu)
  3. Students entering with College Board Advanced Placement credit, but who are not enrolled in the Honors College, are given credit for one College Writing and/or English literature course depending upon their scores. Students have the opportunity to challenge their placement by completing on online writing assessment.
  4. Students transferring from Ohio community colleges are given credit for courses according to Transfer Assurance Guidelines (TAGS).