English Placement Testing

If you did not take the ACT in the past 48 months, or you would like to challenge your automatic placement, you should take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills tests to find your placement.

Non-native English speakers: Contact the Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Program (801-626-6028) for placement testing.

ACCUPLACER Testing

ACCUPLACER uses adaptive technology to tailor the test to your skill level by increasing or decreasing difficulty based on your responses to previous questions.

ACCUPLACER Fee and Test Information

You may take ACCUPLACER up to 2 times within a 12-month period. Your scores expire after 24 months for English placement.

This table shows where your ACCUPLACER scores place you:

Level

Course

ACCUPLACER Score Range

Criteria

0 No placement No scores; see your academic advisor for options  
1 ENGL 0900 236 or lower Both Reading and Writing
2 ENGL 0955 237-249 Either Reading or Writing
3 ENGL 1010 250-299 Both Reading and Writing
4 ENGL 2010 300 or higher Both Reading and Writing
5 Requirement satisfied    

Completing your Composition Requirement

Your placement shows where you need to begin in one of these course sequences to fulfill your English Composition requirement:

  • ENGL 0900 → ENGL 0955 → ENGL 1010 → ENGL 2010 or
  • ESL courses → ENGL 1010 → ENGL 2010 (for non-native English speakers)

To satisfy your Composition requirement, you must earn a C or better in ENGL 2010. Some Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees only require successful completion of ENGL 1010.

Questions about Placement?

Contact the English Department (801-626-6251) with questions regarding English course placement.