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What is the Writing Placement Process?

  • The Writing Placement Process consists of two impromptu essays during a single session that asks students to address similar tasks to those they will encounter in university writing generally. Typically completing the two essays takes students between one to two hours to complete. All WSU students needing to take a first-year writing course must enter the Writing Placement Process for appropriate assignment to English 100, 101, 104, or 105.
  • The administration fee is charged to students’ accounts. 
  • Note: Students on the Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campuses should sign up for a Writing Placement session on their home campus. Visit Writing Assessment Contacts.

How do I complete the Writing Placement Process?

Virtual Option

The writing placement assessment is completed online. 

Choose the Writing Placement Assessment from the list below with the testing and results deadline that works best for your schedule. Select a link when you are ready to start your assessment. Note: Once the testing deadline has passed, the link will remain active but the assessment will no longer be available to complete.

If you have questions regarding the Writing Placement Assessment, please contact