The English placement test requires you to write a short essay that takes and supports a specific position on a social issue. The essay determines which of two writing courses is the best starting point for your college career.
If you plan to enroll in ENG-W 130 (the lowest-level of the two beginning English courses), you are not required to complete a placement essay but you may choose to use it to help your advisor determine whether ENG-W 130 is the best course for you. Credit from ENG-W 130 does not count toward most degree programs but it is required if the results of the placement test do indicate it would be beneficial to your academic success.
- You have an SAT critical reading score of 500 or higher.
- You have an ACT English score of 22.
- You received a grade of D- or better in ENG-W 130
- Your placement test results indicate placement in ENG-W 131 is recommended.
If you are transferred to IUPUC from another campus and you already have credit for ENG-W 130 or ENG-W 131, you do not need to complete English placement testing.