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Writing Placement

Writing 1010 and 2010 need to be taken within the first three semesters at the U, and before students enroll in their upper-division CW writing courses.

Writing Placement

Most domestic entering students are assigned to a freshman writing course on the basis of their Admissions Index Score. This number is determined by a student's High School grade point average and their ACT or SAT score. Students admitted without a calculated Admissions Index, including all transfer students, or who wish to challenge their placement by the Index, need to write the Writing Placement Essay. For all undergraduate degrees, the University requires completion of Writing 2010 with a grade of C- or higher. Writing 1010 with a grade of C- or higher is a prerequisite to this course for some students.

English for Academic Success EAS 1040, 1050 and 1060

International students for whom English is not their first language can take the placement test for the EAS track. They can place into EAS 1040 or 1050. If they place into 1040 they need to take all three classes. If they place into 1050 they need to take the 2, EAS 1050 and 1060. An international student who has extensive experience writing in English may elect to take the writing placement test and they will test into WRTG 1010 or 2010.

EAS 1050 + 1060 = WRTG 2010. The test is taken by appointment.

EAS is provided by the Linguistics Department and not Writing & Rhetoric Studies.

Taking the Writing Placement Essay

The Writing Placement Essay is administered to students throughout the year by the University Testing Center, 498 SSB.

More detailed information about the Writing Placement Essay is provided on the Testing Center web page.

Writing Placement Essays are rated by the Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies. Students may call the office (801)581-7090 for results the following business day after the rating date. Results are sent to your UMail.

WR2 Requirement:

This can be met in several ways:
  • WRTG 2010
  • EAS 1060
  • AP English score of 4
  • HONOR 2211
  • LEAP 2010
Last Updated: 2/27/18