At UNE, incoming students are placed into the most appropriate writing class in order to maximize their opportunity to achieve success in college.
Advanced Placement and Transfer Credit
Incoming freshmen scoring 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition exam will receive credit for English 110, a Core requirement for all programs. Incoming transfer students who have acceptable credit for English 110 will likewise meet this Core requirement.
Incoming freshmen scoring 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature and Composition exam will not receive credit for English 110. Instead, they will receive credit for English 199, meeting one of their required Exploration courses.
Placement into English 110
Incoming students who do not have either AP English Language and Composition or transfer credit will be placed according to their SAT writing (SAT-W) scores or equivalent ACT scores. Students may place into English 110, English 110 Plus Writing Lab - which provides additional reading and writing support with a professional tutor, or Writing Tutorial (SAS 010) .
Students who do not have AP, transfer credit, or SAT-W or ACT scores will be placed according to their performance on a writing placement examination taken during orientation.