FYW Student Placement and Exams
Which first-year writing course should I take?
If you took the ACT English and scored:
15 or below, enroll in 1004/0102
16 or above, enroll in 101
28 or above, enroll in honors.
If you took the SAT and received a critical reading score of:
390 or below, enroll in 1004/0102
391 or above, enroll in 101
560 or above enroll in honors.
*New SAT scores for evidence based reading and writing coming soon
I took the AP English exam. Can I get credit?
A score of 3 on Language and Composition OR Literature and Composition will waive WRA 101, but you will not receive any credit.
A score of 4-5 on Language and Composition OR Literature and Composition will waive WRA 101, and you will receive 4 credits.
A score of 4 on Language and Composition AND Literature and Composition will waive WRA 101 and ENG gcu, and you will receive 7 credits.
A score of 5 on Language AND Literature will waive WRA 101, and you will receive 8 credits.
A score of 4 for Literature OR Language AND Score of 5 for Literature OR Language will waive WRA 101, and you will receive 8 credits.
How many credits do I receive for 1004/0102 classes?
WRA 1004 is 3 credits.
WRA 0102 is 0 credits. When you register for WRA 1004, you are automatically enrolled in PCW 0102; this “lab” part of the course provides opportunity for you to practice the writing skills you learn in WRA 1004. Students pay for one hour for this two-hour lab class.
There are 5 class hours to attend, 4 credit hours to pay for, and 3 credit hours counted toward graduation.
Who should take the placement exam?
Students who have been placed in WRA 1004/102, Preparation for College Writing, for an upcoming semester, and feel there is a reason (such as extra language practice or learning) why they might be eligible to take a First-Year Writing course (WRA 110-150) instead.
When is the placement test offered?
The placement exam is offered twice in the summer immediately before the school year begins and once in the fall and spring semesters.
The 2017 dates are:
If I place in WRA 101, do I need to enroll in WRA 1004?
No. If you place into WRA 101, you are exempt from taking WRA 1004.
If I place in WRA 101, can I enroll in WRA 1004?
No. You should enroll in only one WRA course.