Anderson University Writing Placement
1. What writing courses will I have to take at Anderson University?
The Anderson University Catalog explains the writing program and the requirements you must meet in writing. We require students to take and complete up to two courses, the second course building on the principles taught in the first course and introducing more complex writing strategies and written forms. All bachelor's degree students must establish their competency at each level, either by completing the course (with a C- or better) or by waiver through test scores and high school GPA. (See No. 4 to find out how your AP test scores count.)
Here is a brief description of the writing sequence:
- ENGL 1100: Rhetoric & Composition (Basic) OR ENGL 1110: Rhetoric & Composition
- ENGL 1120: Rhetoric & Research
2. How are students placed at each level?
Based on a combination of SAT or ACT scores, high school GPA, and consultation with your advisor at SOAR, you will be placed in either ENGL 1100, a four-hour section of our first course designed for students who need extra help with writing, or ENGL 1110, the regular three-hour section of our first course. If you have an exceptionally high SAT or ACT Verbal score, along with an excellent high school GPA, you will be considered for an ENGL 1110 waiver. (An ENGL 1110 “waiver” means you will be advanced to ENGL 1120 and will be required to complete only this last three-hour writing course.)
3. When will I found out about my placement?
Your placement will be determined when you meet with your advisor at SOAR.
4. Do my AP Test scores count?
If you have received a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Language/Composition test or Literature/Composition test, you will be allowed to advance to ENGL 1120. In this case, you will receive three hours of credit for ENGL 1110.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Writing Program