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Document Your Aptitude in English/Writing

Students who will need to take ENGL100 (or ENGL110, for non-native speakers of English) to meet UMBC’s English Composition requirement for graduation must take the English Placement test. Students who are anticipating a score of 4 or higher on the AP Language & Composition or AP English Literature & Composition, and those who are bringing in English Composition coursework from other institutions may wish to wait until their scores/coursework are processed to see if taking the English Placement test is necessary.

Please be aware that UMBC asks students to complete their English Composition requirement within their first 30 credits taken at UMBC. If your test scores or coursework do not meet UMBC’s English Composition requirement, be sure to follow up with the Learning Resources Center for English Placement testing immediately.