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English placement testing

About English placement testing

Who:  All students entering Saint Martin’s University who have not already completed a standard first-year writing course at another college or university (i.e., English 101 or equivalent) are required to take the English placement exam before registering for COR 120 or any English courses. 

What:  The English Department at Saint Martin’s University has selected the WritePlacer exam for its placement purposes, which is administered by Accuplacer and the College Board. Students receiving a score four or lower on the English placement exam will enroll in ENG 100: English skills, while those who receive a score of five or higher will enroll in COR 120: Critical reading & writing. 

When:  Once a newly admitted student has made their $200 deposit, they will receive an email from Accuplacer with an individual voucher number and instructions on how to complete the placement exam online. For additional information on completing the online exam, visit examity.com/accuplacer-students

Why:  Completing the WritePlacer exam prior to Summer Orientation will allow you an earlier advising and registration appointment on the day of orientation. First year writing courses are a key foundation course at Saint Martin’s, so completing the placement early will allow us to help you have the most accurate and complete schedule for fall semester. 

For more information about English placement testing or technical issues related to linking to the exam through Accuplacer, please contact Amy Stewart-Mailhiot at asm@stmartin.edu
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