Placement by Outside Testing

SAT1110Placement into English Composition I
ACT22Placement into English Composition I
International Baccalaureate
GPA2.7+Placement into English Composition I

Transfer Credit

College Composition CLEP Exam1110Placement into English Composition I
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP Exam22Placement into English Composition I
CLEP Exams Accepted at Massasoit Community College
AP2.7+Placement into English Composition I
AP Exams Accepted at Massasoit Community College

* Students who score a 5 may take the CLEP College Composition Exam in order to receive 3 credits for English Composition I.  The CLEP composition Exam can be taken at Bridgewater Statue University.  It assesses first-year compositions skills, including analysis, argumentation, synthesis, usage, and research.  The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 50 minutes and two essays to be written in 70 minutes; the entire exam is two hours. One essay is based on the student’s prior reading or experiences; the second essay provides two sources and asks the student to synthesizes and respond to them using research citations.  Students considering this option must be strong readers, writers, thinkers, and researchers accustomed to testing and writing within a time limit.   More information about the exam can be found on the College Board website.

Placement by Massasoit Testing

Next Gen Reading ScorePlacement
200 – 229Preparing for College Reading I
230 – 244Preparing for College Reading II
245 or higherNo Reading Required
Writeplacer ScorePlacement
8English Comp II or English Comp I
7English Comp II or English Comp I
6English Comp I
5English Comp I
4 and 259 or higher on Next Gen ReadingEnglish Comp I
4 and 258 or lower on Next Gen ReadingAccelerated writing or Intro to Writing
3Accelerated writing or Intro to Writing
2Intro to Writing
1Intro to Writing