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Our English degrees provide students with strong writing skills, and a background in critical analysis, the structure of language, and literary history.
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
English Placement Test
English Placement TestThe English Placement Test is given to new or transferring students who are unable to be placed by an ACT/SAT or TOEFL score. Students will not be allowed to test out of the placement of the ACT/SAT or TOEFL scores. Students should set up an appointment with their advisor before scheduling an English Placement Test.
Note: If you are a "new" Running Start student, who has never taken the English Placement Test, contact the Running Start office at (509) 359-2867.
The English Placement Test is given on two Thursdays a month throughout the calendar year. The English Placement Test is not given on the weeks of final exams, holidays, or during the spring and winter breaks, since the instructors who assess the test are not available during these times. However, students can schedule the test throughout summer, until mid-August.
The English Placement Test consists of a timed essay with a prompt that is provided by the English Composition program. Students have one and one half hours to complete the test.
Once students complete the English Placement Test, faculty in the English Department will evaluate the test and student's placement will be decided. The student will be contacted when placement has been determined. Test assessment can take up to three weeks, please plan accordingly for registration purposes. Placement into any of the following courses is possible, dependent upon on a student's writing skills:
English 112 - Composition for Multilingual Students
English 100 - Fundamentals of English Composition
English 101 - College Composition: Exposition and Argument
English 201 (required of all EWU students to graduate) - College Composition: Analysis, Research and Documentation
1) Please call (509) 359-7064 to schedule a date and time for the English Placement Test. If unable to keep test appointment, please cancel before appointment time if possible.
2) Students can pay online through your Eagle Net account (Pay Bill /Optional Charges); or you can go to Student Financial Services to pay the English Placement Test fee. The Running Start Program covers the Running Start student's fee.
There are two locations for Student Financial Services: Sutton Hall - hours of operation are 8am-5pm, M-F, (509) 359-2321; and the Phase I building located at 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. in Spokane, call for hours of operation, (509) 828-1394/1395.)
3) Bring the receipt and student ID to the test site on the scheduled test date.
A student will only be allowed to take the test twice, with at least two-weeks waiting period between retaking the placement test. Running Start Students should speak to their Running Start Advisor. Note: The English Placement test fee payment is required for each test.