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 17 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.

Students with a high school GPA of 75/2.5 or higher but below 85/3.25 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 are eligible for ENG 110 Writing I. In addition, these students:

  • Are automatically enrolled in corequisite support courses ENG 090 College Reading and Success Strategies and ENG 099 College Writing and Success Strategies.
  • Have the option to voluntarily remove themselves from ENG 090 College Reading and Success Strategies if they choose to complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a reading scaled score of 248 or higher.
  • Have the option to voluntarily remove themselves from ENG 099 College Writing and Success Strategies if they choose to complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a writing scaled score of 254 or higher.

Students with a GED/high school equivalency OR no high school diploma OR a high school graduation date greater than three years prior to the first term of enrollment are eligible for ENG 110 Writing I. In addition, these students:

For enrollment in MTH 130 College Algebra, ALL students must meet or exceed ONE of the following standards:

  • Are automatically enrolled in corequisite support courses ENG 090 College Reading and Success Strategies and ENG 099 College Writing and Success Strategies.
  • Have the option to voluntarily remove themselves from ENG 090 College Reading and Success Strategies if they choose to complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a reading scaled score of 248 or higher.
  • Have the option to voluntarily remove themselves from ENG 099 College Writing and Success Strategies if they choose to complete the Next-Generation Accuplacer exam and receive a writing scaled score of 254 or higher.

Students with a high school GPA below 75/2.5 and high school graduation date within the past three years of first term of enrollment OR any student who does not provide the above referenced required evidence for voluntary removal from corequisite support courses are eligible for ENG 110 Writing I. In addition, these students are automatically enrolled in, and required to complete, corequisite support courses ENG 090 College Reading and Success Strategies and ENG 099 College Writing and Success Strategies.