A critical first step in developing your college program of study is to determine your appropriate first mathematics, second language, and English composition courses. It is important to be able to register for a class at your current skill level. Enrolling in a class that is too advanced may put you at an academic disadvantage. Likewise, taking a class on a subject you already have mastered may cause you to take additional courses that may not be required. Wright State uses a combination of ACT or SAT test scores and placement examinations to determine your initial placement in mathematics and English composition. Your second language level will be determined by a placement test; if you want to start a new language, a test is not needed and you will enroll in the beginning course.
Do not delay: You will confirm your Fall Semester classes during Orientation with an academic advisor. Your placement test results must be on file in order to do so.
You will be able to submit changes to your schedule the day of Orientation.
The table below summarizes the Wright State placement policy for English Composition and whether or not you need to take the test. If you do need to take the test we recommend that you take the English placement assessment as soon as possible; however, the assessment MUST be completed at least 14 days before your scheduled Orientation session. If you are an admitted student before May 1, you will need to complete it no later than May 1.
|If you have:||Is Testing Mandatory?|
|ACT English score of 22 or
below (SAT Writing score of 529 or below OR SAT Critical Reading score of 529 or below)
Testing is now available and must be completed no later than 14 days before your scheduled Orientation session.
|Learn more and complete the English placement test online »|
The table below summarizes the placement policy for your initial mathematics course and whether or not you need to take the test. If you do need to take the test we recommend that you take mathematics placement test as soon as possible, while the material is fresh. This examination MUST be completed 3 days before your Orientation session. If you are an admitted student prior to May 1, you will need to complate the math placement test no later than May 1.
|If you have:||Is Testing Mandatory?||Required to take the math placement test?|
|ACT Math score of 26 or below (SAT Math score of 619 or below||Yes||
Testing is now available and must be completed before your scheduled Orientation session.
|Learn more and register for the math placement test »|
The table below summarizes the placement policy for your second language and whether or not you need to take the test. We recommend that you enroll in your second language in your first semester, while it is still fresh.
|If you have:||Is Testing Mandatory?|
|Never taken your chosen language||No||
Enroll in Elementary I of your chosen language
|Taken less than one year in high school||No||Enroll in Elementary I of your chosen language|
|Taken one or more years in high school (Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, or other languages||Yes||Take the test online 3 days before your Orientation session|
|Native, heritage, or advanced level||Yes||Take the test online 3 daysbefore your Orientation sessions. If your score exceeds 600, please visit www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/ml/resourcecenter.html for more information.|
|Learn more and complete the second language placement test »|
For those who are required to take a placement test, you will need the UID that was included in your letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions. If you have misplaced your UID, call the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
NOTE: Placement tests are designed to help you get off to the right start. Parents, friends, or others are not permitted to complete these on your behalf.