Class Requirements: English Placement

All incoming students will be placed into the appropriate English course based on the required writing sample completed during on-campus sessions unless given an exemption based on the criteria outlined in the Writing Sample Exemption section below. Students who have scored below the minimum score on either the writing, the verbal, or both sections of the SAT or ACT, as well as students whose SAT or ACT scores are not submitted, must complete a required writing sample to determine the best English sequence placement.

Writing Sample Exemptions

Exemptions to the required writing sample are made for students whose submitted SAT scores in both Evidenced -Based Reading and Writing of 530 or higher, or ACT English/Writing score of 20 or higher, or AP English Language and Composition Exam score of 3 or higher.

To ensure proper placement, students placed into ENGL0700 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I (COMP), ENGL0800 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II ( LIT & COMP), ENGL0900 ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS, and ENGL1100 ENGLISH I will be reassessed during the first week and able to re-register before the end of drop/add if necessary.

Students are required to complete one of the following English Sequences determined by the English Placement Process as part of the minimum 28 humanities and social science (HSS) degree requirement.

Course Title Credits
Sequence One
ENGL1100
ENGL2200
ENGLISH I
and ENGLISH II
8
Sequence Two
ENGL0900
ENGL1100
ENGL2200
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
and ENGLISH I
and ENGLISH II
12
Sequence Three
ENGL0800
ENGL1100
ENGL2200
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II ( LIT & COMP)
and ENGLISH I
and ENGLISH II
12
Sequence Four
ENGL0700
ENGL0800
ENGL1100
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I (COMP)
and ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II ( LIT & COMP)
and ENGLISH I
12

Once undergraduate students have begun attending Wentworth, their English sequence, if not yet completed and as determined by placement, must be completed at Wentworth. In circumstances that warrant it, exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of the Chair of the Dept. of Humanities and Social Science; in such cases, students must appeal to the Chair of HSS directly, who may also defer to the expertise of the English faculty.

Writing Placement  -  CPCE students complete the  English sequences as follows:

Course Title Credits
Sequence One
ENGL1050
ENGL2050
ENGLISH COMPOSITION
and LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
6