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English Placement Policy

2017-2018 Policy

EH 123 placements are made by the university administrative assistants working together with the Chair of Humanities, the Writing Program Administrator, and the Office of Admissions.

Initial Placement Qualifications:



New SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW)

Developmental EH123 plus EH091L

Reading and Writing score 19 or below

Below 470 on Critical Reading Section

and below 460 on Writing section

480 or below


Reading and Writing Score 20 or above

Above 470 on Critical Reading section and above 460 on Writing

Above 480

Identifying Developmental Sections:

  • All sections of EH 123 numbered 1 to 19 are developmental sections. All students in these sections should also be in a section of EH091L.
  • All sections of EH 123 numbered 20 and above are regular sections and none of these students should be in a lab.
  • EH123 online I7 courses are generally reserved for distance-learning students only.

Successful completion and moving on to EH124 and EH200+ courses

  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in EH 123 (and the corresponding lab) to take EH124.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in EH124 to take a literature course (EH200 or above). Students cannot take EH124 as a corequisite for EH200.