NPRC Placement Standards for English

Students who enroll in ENG 110 Writing I are required to enroll in the co-requisite support course, ENG 095 Integrated Reading, Writing, and Success Strategies, unless they request and are granted an exemption in alignment with the criteria outlined below.

Students who have a high school graduation date within the past three years of their first term of enrollment OR who are currently enrolled in high school as a junior or senior may request and be granted exemption from enrollment in ENG 095 Integrated Reading, Writing, and Success Strategies as a co-requisite to ENG 110 Writing I, if they provide evidence that they meet or exceed ONE of the following standards: 

  • High school GPA of 85/3.25 or higher;  
  • ACT English score of 18 or higher and ACT Reading score of 18 or higher; or 
  • SAT-1 verbal score of 500 or higher. 

In addition, students who wish to enroll in ENG 110 Writing I may request exemption from corequisite enrollment in ENG 095 Integrated Reading, Writing, and Success Strategies by completing the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receiving a writing scaled score of 254 or higher AND a reading scaled score of 248 if they have: 

  • A high school graduation date more than three years prior to their first term of enrollment at NPRC; 
  • Earned their GED; or 
  • A high school GPA between 75/2.5 and 85/3.25 and are either currently enrolled in high school as a junior or senior or have a high school graduation date within the past three years prior to their first term of enrollment.