SDSU WRITING REQUIREMENTS: FRESHMEN
Demonstration of writing competency is satisfied in one of the following ways:
I. Pass one of the following national or state tests at the minimum score* or level identified below:
* These scores are appropriate only to those students who satisfy the requirement upon matriculation in this catalog year or who take the examinations during this catalog year.
II. Complete BOTH a and b.
Credit earned in Rhetoric and Writing Studies 92, 94 or 97 is not applicable to the baccalaureate degree.
Students receiving a score of 151 or higher on the EPT should enroll in Rhetoric and Writing (RWS) 100 or equivalent course their first semester. Students scoring 147-150 on the EPT should enroll in Rhetoric and Writing (RWS) 101. Students scoring 146 or less on the English Placement Test (EPT) must take remedial courses. Students must begin their remediation during the first semester, and must complete all needed remedial courses with a grade of Cr by the end of their third term of enrollment, including summer. The following chart shows which remedial courses must be taken based on the test scores:
Satisfactory completion of remedial coursework satisfies the writing requirement.
New students are required to take the EPT prior to any registration. Information bulletins and registration materials for the EPT are available at www.ets.org/csu.
English Placement Test (EPT) Registration Procedures
Register online for the EPT (or both the EPT and ELM tests) at www.ets.org/csu
The exam fee for the EPT is $18, paid at the time of test registration online.
***Students Requiring Disability Accommodations please read!
The score release dates reflects when students may access their results online at www.ets.org/csu.