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Placement

ENGLISH PLACEMENT (DAY PROGRAMS)
An English Placement Test is required for all new Day first-year students and transfer students who have not received advanced standing credit for English I (Composition). All new Day first-year students, and transfers who have not received advanced standing credit for English, must complete one of the following English sequences in order to take any sophomore level or higher Humanities and/or Social Science.

The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL100 - English I will be:

ENGL100 - English I
ENGL115 - English II

The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL020 - English
Language Skills will be:

ENGL020 - English Language Skills
ENGL100 - English I
ENGL115 - English II

Students may only be exempted from English I upon the recommendation of the ENGL020 instructor and with the permission of the department head of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management.
The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL013 - College Writing: International will be:

ENGL013 - College Writing: International
ENGL017 - Composition and Literature: International
ENGL100 - English I

Students may only be exempted from ENGL100 upon the recommendation of the ENGL017 instructor and with the permission of the department head of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management. Students following this sequence do not take ENGL115.
The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL125 - English I Honors will be:

ENGL125 - English I Honors
ENGL135 - English II Honors

Students with AP credit in English may take ENGL125 for Sophomore Social Science credit. This is also true for transfer students who exhibit high level writing and analytic skills on their English Placement Test. This is acceptable because the content of ENGL125 is based on readings in social and political philosophy, while the course also provides a writing-intensive experience for the advanced composition student. All Arioch Scholars are eligible for Honors English.

The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL125 Honors English I will be ENGL125 and ENGL135. Students with AP credit in English may take ENGL125 for Sophomore Social Science credit. This is also true for transfer students who exhibit high level writing and analytic skills on their English Placement Test. This is acceptable because the content of ENGL125 is based on readings in social and political philosophy, while the course also provides a writing-intensive experience for the advanced composition student. All Arioch Scholars are eligible for Honors English.

A student may advance to Honors English (ENGL135) after completing ENGL100 based on the recommendation of the ENGL100 professor, a review of the student’s portfolio by the Honor’s English Coordinator, and with the permission of the department head of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management.

ENGLISH PLACEMENT (The Arioch Center)
All Arioch Center students who must complete their English requirements at Wentworth are required to take a placement test. The English Placement Test will be administered on the first night of class. All students should report to the ENGL105 classroom. Students will then be placed into an appropriate English sequence.

The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL105 English Composition will be ENGL105 - ENGL116.

The normal sequence of courses for students who place into ENGL025 English Language Skills will be ENGL025 - ENGL105 - ENGL116. Students may only be exempted from ENGL105 upon the recommendation of the ENGL025 instructor and the approval of the Dean of Lifelong Learning.

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT (DAY PROGRAMS)
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences administers assessment tests to all incoming students. The results of the tests are used to place students into the correct starting mathematics class, to allow the student to self-assess and do preparatory work prior to entering Wentworth, and to assist Wentworth faculty and the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide assistance as needed.

The mathematics exam(s) are administered online. Students are immediately aware of their results and can do remedial work if necessary and retest.
Students who test into a higher mathematics course than required by their major will be placed into a higher-level mathematics course consistent with the placement test results. To receive credit for the lower course, students must take a proctored exam which is offered on campus in the fall term.

MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT (The Arioch Center)
The Arioch Center applicants must complete the online Math Placement Test no later than one full week prior to the start of the semester and before registering for MATH225 College Mathematics A. Applicants who receive transfer credit for MATH225 or who have been advised to enroll in Basic Algebra (MATH120) are not required to complete the test. Each section of the exam will only be given to a student once a semester.

The exam consists of three sections:

-Section I College Mathematics A
-Section II College Mathematics B
-Section III College Mathematics C

All students must take Section I of the exam. Students are not required to take the other sections unless they are seeking placement into a higher level of mathematics. A student who passes both sections of the exam will be awarded advanced standing credit for College Mathematics A and advised that he/she may advance in the sequence of mathematics courses. Students requiring remediation will be advised of their options regarding preparatory course work available. If a student in College Mathematics A, B, or C feels that he/she could test out of a mathematics course, he/she should contact The Arioch Center to arrange to take a comprehensive mathematics placement exam.

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