First-Year Writing Course Options

Deciphering Your Placement Exam Score

I've taken the English Placement Exam. Now Which Course Do I Take?

Please see the scoring options and correlating coursework below. If you have questions before proceeding, please contact our Department at (574) 520-4304 or

If your placement exam score is...For your first course, take… (and pass with a “C” or better)For your next course, take… (and pass with a “C” or better)
10 or 20enhanced version of ENG-W 130 (4-credit)ENG-W 131
30Regular ENG-W 130 (3-credit)ENG-W 131
40ENG-W 131None. You’re done!

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