Faculty from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and Program in Academic English will review the online writing placement diagnostic of students with a combined English and Writing score below 24 to determine placement into the appropriate writing course.Students who have transfer college credit in English Composition from a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C or higher can determine transfer equivalency information by visiting Stony Brook's transfer equivalency page here.
We know you’re eager to choose your first courses at Clark.
Before you do that, however, you’ll need to take placement tests —in subjects such as math, language, and writing — to assess your academic skills and help determine which classes and levels will be right for you.
Failure to complete the online writing diagnostic could impact a student’s ability to register for a writing course and to make degree progress.
Freshmen Students Freshmen students who need to complete the online writing placement diagnostic will be contacted via email by the Writing Program with instructions about how to complete the diagnostic.
The English Placement Test is not an objective test.
The English Placement Test is designed to measure your reading and writing skills to determine the best beginning English course for you where you will experience academic success.
When necessary, faculty evaluation could require students to change their writing course.
Advisors are available to assist students with schedule changes if needed.
Class lists for the seminars will be posted to the home page of the Writing Program.
Below you will find links to the placement overview page which explains the placement process for writing seminars; a guide to writing seminars being offered; instructions for the placement essay; and the online seminar preference/essay submission form.