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NPRC Placement Standards for English

For enrollment in ENG 110 Writing I, with no concurrent support courses, students must provide evidence that they meet or exceed ONE of the following standards:

  • High school GPA of 85/3.25 or higher with either a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or current enrollment in high school as a junior or senior.
  • ACT English score of 18 or higher and ACT Reading score of 18 or higher with either a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or current enrollment in high school as a junior or senior.
  • SAT-1 verbal score of 500 or higher with either a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or current enrollment in high school as a junior or senior.

In addition, students may request exemption from ENG 090 College Reading and Success Strategies if they complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a reading scaled score of 248 or higher and ENG 099 College Writing and Success Strategies if they complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a writing scaled score of 254 or higher, and have:

  • A high school GPA between 75/2.5 and 85/3.25 with a high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment or are currently enrolled in high school as a junior or senior; or
  • A high school graduation date no more than three years prior to the first term of enrollment at NPRC; or
  • Earned their GED.