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Prospective Students

Academic Advice To Incoming Students

To help students achieve a university level of competence in writing, the Department of English offers English 155, Freshman Composition. The prerequisite to English 155 is the English Placement Test, which all students must enroll in and take at their first opportunity. The scores on this test provide valuable information about the students' skills in writing and reading. The test may indicate that some students need more instruction in writing through English 098, Developmental Writing. For students who need instruction in reading, the Department offers English 097, Developmental Reading. In addition to courses in reading and writing, the Department also provides assistance to students in the form of the Writing Laboratory, located in the Learning Resource Center. The Writing Laboratory is open to both new and continuing students on an appointment basis.