Placing into the correct English class is critical to your success as a student.
There are three courses a first time freshman could place into:
- Academic Literacy (ALIT 099)-
A theme-based, student-centered lecture course. Provides intensive instruction in reading, writing, and critical thinking to prepare students for college-level courses and the workplace. This course may not be used for credit toward a degree, diploma, or certificate.
- Intensive English Composition I (ENGL 110)-5 lecture hours, no lab hours, 5 credit
hours [LCCN: CENL 1013]
Introduces students to the critical thinking, reading, writing and rhetorical skills required in the college/university and beyond, including citation and documentation, essay writing as a process, and audience awareness. In addition, this course provides an intensive grammar review. Prerequisite(s): Minimum score of 75-85 on the Accuplacer, or an English ACT score of at least 16-17, or a minimum score of 60-70 on Compass. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in ENGL 110 to advance to ENGL 102. Students who have already attempted ENGL 099 are not eligible for this course.
Note: This is a transfer level English course and is equivalent to English Composition I.
- English Composition I (ENGL 101)-3 lecture hours, no lab hours, 3 credit hours [LCCN:
Introduces students to the critical thinking, reading, writing and rhetorical skills required in the college/university and beyond, including citation and documentation, writing as process, audience awareness, and writing effective essays. Prerequisite(s): “C” or higher in ENGL 062 or ENGL 063, or score of 86-117 on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills placement exam, or score of 18-24 on the ACT.
Note: This is a transfer level English course.
There are three placement options for your English classes at Delgado:
|Option 1-Placement in Academic Literacy (ALIT 099)||
You may register for ALIT 099 without test scores or transcripts.
This option is for: Students who are not confident in their college-level reading and writing skills or
students who want to brush up on their critical thinking, critical reading, and formal
writing skills before taking their transfer-level English courses.
|Option 2-Short Questionnaire||This option is for: Students who are self-reflective and will honestly answer questions about their previous
experience in English classes and their reading and writing skills.
What to Do Next: Take the questionnaire by clicking here.. You will need your Student ID number (L#) to submit the form. Upon completion of the questionnaire, you will be sent an email explaining your next steps. There is no fee to take this questionnaire. PLEASE NOTE: You can only take the questionnaire ONCE.
|Option 3-Testing||This option is for: Students who either have current ACT scores (within the last three years) or NG Accuplacer
scores or are confident standardized test takers.
What to Do Next: If you have current ACT scores, have them sent to the college and meet with an advisor to discuss placement. If you are a confident test-taker, register to take the NG Accuplacer test here. There is a $15 fee to take this test. (If you have taken the NG Accuplacer at another college, bring a copy of your test scores when you meet with your academic advisor.)