English Placement

The purpose of this English placement test is to help us determine which of the three English courses at Ohio State ATI is the best fit for your abilities.
 
These courses are:

  • English 1110.01, a 3-credit first year writing course.
  • English 1110.03, a 3-credit first year writing course with the co-requisite one-credit course English 1193 which provides additional tutorial support.
  • English 1109, a 4-credit introductory reading and writing course, for students who need to build a stronger foundation in academic reading and writing before attempting English 1110. English 1109 does not earn credits toward a degree.

This test is completed entirely online and should be submitted at least 10 days before your orientation program so that it can be evaluated by English area faculty. They will send the score to your advisor to prepare your schedule before you arrive for orientation.

There is no time limit, and you do not have to complete it in one sitting. It is available and free to all students registered for orientation; however, not all students are required to take the exam.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS TEST?

• Students with an English ACT score of 18 or lower.
• Students with a Reading ACT score of 21 or lower. 
• Students with an SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or lower.
• Students without ACT or SAT scores from exams.
 
NOTE: ACT and SAT scores older than two (2) years will NOT be accepted. 

• Students with transfer or CCP credit for English 1110 who have not verified their credit with the registrar. Credit must be verified at least 15 days before orientation.
 

WHO IS NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS TEST, BUT MAY CHOOSE TO DO SO?

• Students who are over 21. These students are automatically placed into English 1110.01
• Students with an English ACT score of 19 and higher and a Reading ACT score of 22 and higher. These students are automatically placed into English 1110.01.
 
NOTE: ACT and SAT scores older than two (2) years will NOT be accepted.

WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS TEST?

• Students with verified transfer or CCP credit for English 1110.
 
Credit must be verified by the registrar’s office at least 15 days before orientation. Otherwise, the student should take the placement exam.

TO TAKE THE ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST

1. Go to https://carmen.osu.edu  
2. Click log in
3. Log in with your Ohio State username (name.#) and password. 
2. Select “ATI English Placement Exam 2021” from “My Courses.” If you do not see the course listed, be sure that “Other” is checked in the “Filter” box.
3. Complete the test as instructed.

Some students are having technical difficulties finding their English course in Carmen.  If you do not see it by logging in, try the following:

Look for the link to the Carmen Canvas Dashboard under announcements after you log in. Click that and see if the course is on your dashboard.  Or, if your orientation class is showing up in your list of classes, click your orientation class to get into that class and then click DASHBOARD from the far left menu and access the dashboard that way. If neither of those work, call the help desk at 614-514-4848. 


For more information about the exam, please contact Dr. Peggy Lindsey, English Area Coordinator, at lindsey.330@osu.edu.