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English Assessment

Do I need to take the English Assessment?

Students who have NOT met one of the following criteria will be required to complete their English Assessment prior to their New Sooner Orientation day:

  • English ACT score is 19 or higher,
  • Evidence Based Reading and Writing SAT score is 510 or higher,
  • OR have already successfully completed a college composition course by Advanced Placement (AP) or transfer credit.

What to Expect?

OU’s English Assessment is given through the College Board’s Accuplacer program. Accuplacer uses web-based assessments designed to evaluate a student’s writing skills and measure a student's understanding of sentence structure, which is what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions deal with the logic of the sentence, and others with the relationships between two sentences.

The writing assessment test is 25 questions and is untimed, although the average test takes about one hour. 

You will schedule your assessment through your New Sooner Orientation registration. If you need to reschedule your English Assessment, click here:

English Course PlacementScore
DENG 0113200 - 254
ENGL 1113255 - 300

Important Notice: As per Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy, students testing into developmental/remedial coursework must successfully remediate deficient subject areas at the earliest possible time, within the first 24 college-level hours attempted.

If you have questions, please email the Assessment Center at