The table below illustrates CSU’s Composition Placement procedures. Match your highest test score (on the ACT, SAT, TOEFL IBT/PBT, IELTS or PTE) to the appropriate section of the “Standardized Test Scores” column and the corresponding “Placement Procedure” column. Note that students admitted to CSU without any test scores will place automatically into Group 3.
|Standardized Test Scores||Placement Procedure|
|GROUP I: Students with
||Automatic Placement in CO150: College Composition
Students who wish to challenge this placement and to test out of CO150 may may write the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-evaluation Essay.
|GROUP 2: Students with
|Complete the Directed Self-Placement (DSP) Survey
The Directed Self-Placement (DSP) Survey is designed to help you
A link to the DSP can be found on your RAMweb homepage, listed alphabetically under the heading, Registration.
|GROUP 3: Students admitted without standardized test scores, OR Students with
|Automatic Placement in CO130: Academic Writing
We understand that standardized tests don’t always fully reflect your scholastic abilities and motivation for success. Taking the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-evaluation Essay is your opportunity to place directly into CO150, rather than taking CO130.
If you have been admitted to CSU without test scores, we strongly recommend that you take the Composition Placement Challenge and Re-evaluation Essay. The majority of transfer students place into CO150 upon writing the Placement Essay, which means they are not required to take CO130.