Early English Placement Tool (EEPT)
English Placement Levels by Campus
English Composition Requirements by Campus
This information is designed as a resource to help students who participate in the Early English Placement Tool (EEPT). Using this information, students can interpret their test scores in relation to requirements at University of Wisconsin System campuses.
Each student receives a score report which indicates the level at which they would likely start, if they were to take an English composition course right now, at one of the University of Wisconsin System campuses. The descriptions of the levels are provided for each odd number scale point. Students placing at an even numbered scale point have skills that fall between those provided for the points immediately above and below it.
A broad description of the Early English Placement Tool levels appears below. How the levels are defined in terms of actual courses varies from campus to campus and can be found in placement level by campus chart.
Students may be able to improve their English preparation by taking a composition class during their senior year. Adequate preparation prior to entering college is important to save a student both time and money. Often, students taking high school level courses at college must pay tuition, but may not receive credits which count towards a college degree. Such a student thereby extends the time it takes to finish college with a degree.
Please note that English curricula will be reviewed by campuses on a regular basis, however students should always check with their intended campus prior to enrolling for the most up-to-date information.
Description of Early English Placement Tool Levels
Students at Level 1 have a weakness in basic English composition and need to commit to a great deal of preparation in order to be ready for college-level English. They may need to start the English course sequence at the lowest level (i.e., remedial) and, on some campuses, could pay for credits which do not count towards their degree.
Students at Level 3 have basic English composition skills and are usually ready for a college level writing course. On some campuses, students at this level may be able to start with a second semester composition class rather than the first semester.
Students at Level 5 have basic English composition skills and are ready for a college level writing course. On some campuses, students scoring at this level may qualify to take an Honors course, start with a second semester composition class, or may be exempt from completing a composition course.