All students wishing to enroll in introductory English, Math, Biology, and Chemistry are required to place into the courses by ACT exam or placement test before registering, unless they have earned Advanced Placement (AP) credit for the equivalent courses.
Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
Freshmen students enrolling in programs other than the ones listed are required to take the Math exam to establish proficiency. A student earning a 25 ACT Math score has met proficiency, but must still take the exam if he/she is pursuing one of the programs listed above. This exam must be taken and scores recorded prior to registering for a Math class.
Placement into freshman English is determined by ACT English score or placement exam. An ACT English score of 21 or higher places a student into English 1020; a score of 20 or lower places a student into English 1010. Students who place into ENG 1010 by ACT score, may take the English Qualifying Exam to possibly place into ENG 1020. ACT scores must be official and recorded in the student's record to register for either ENG 1010 or ENG 1020. Otherwise, the student may take the English Qualifying Exam or wait until official scores have been recorded.
2. Placement using an ACT Math score will only be valid for three semesters (including Spring/Summer term) from the date of your first semester of admission to WSU.
Placement into BIO1510 is determined by Composite ACT score or placement exam.