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English Placement

Description of the English Placement Test:

The UW English Placement Test consists of three subtests: English Usage, Sentence Correction, and Reading Comprehension. The entire English Placement Test is designed to be completed in 90 minutes, which requires an average of approximately 30 seconds per test item. This is sufficient time for most students to complete the test. 

To view sample items and to learn more about the EPT click here:
Sample English Placement Test Items


UWENGL Total: This score contains all the items on the test. The score scale is 150-850. This is the score that is used for placement into English 110.
UWENGL Reading: This score contains only the items from the Reading Comprehension section. The score scale is 150-850.

Interpreting the results:
Placement into English 110 is based on EITHER the English placement test or the ACT English score or the SAT. Use the appropriate chart.

English Placement Chart