Placement Information

First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program Placement Information

All undergraduate students must complete Compass Curriculum core writing requirements for graduation.

First Core Writing Requirement:

The first core writing course depends on each student’s ACT/SAT score. To enroll in a course, a student must meet at least one of the criteria listed:

  • Anyone can enroll in ENGL 1300.
  • Students who complete ENGL 1300 with a C- or better can enroll in ENGL 1305.
  • SAT Reading & Writing score of 500-690
  • ACT English score of 19-28
  • Results of a First-Year Rhetoric and Writing (FYRW) Program Placement Exercise indicating appropriate preparation for ENGL 1310. For more information, contact FYWPlace@uccs.edu.

The second core writing course depends on a student’s undergraduate program:

  • ENGL 1410: College of Letters, Arts & Sciences*, College of Education, School of Public Affairs, and Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences*
  •  ENGL 2080: College of Business
  • ENGL 2090: College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • INOV 2100: Bachelor of Innovation *Most Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences students and all College of Letters, Arts & Sciences students, except Professional and Technical Writing majors, take ENGL 1410. Students should check their degree plan or speak to an academic advisor for information about specific majors.

To enroll in a course, a student must meet at least one of the criteria listed:

 

  • Have successfully passed ENGL 1305 or 1310
  • Have an SAT Reading & Writing score of 700 or above
  • Have an ACT English score of 29 or above
  • Have earned equivalent 1310 credit through:
    • Transferring in a course equivalent to ENGL 1310 with a C- or better
    • A score of 3 on the AP English Language and Composition exam or the AP English Literature and Composition exam.
    • A score of 4 or above on the IB English Literature HL exam or the English Language & Literature HL or SL exams
    • Credit for the CLEP College Composition with Modular Essay exam by scoring a 50 or above on the multiple choice portion, and earning a “pass” on UCCS’s essay portion of the exam (contact FYWPlace@uccs.edu for more information)

To enroll in a course, a student must meet at least one of the criteria listed:

  • Have successfully passed ENGL 1310 or earned equivalent credit
  • Have successfully passed ENGL 1410
  • Have successfully passed ENGL 1310 or earned equivalent credit
  • Have successfully passed ENGL 1410
  • Have successfully passed ENTP 1000
  • Have successfully passed INOV 1010