Writing Placement Assessment

Research shows that students are better able to choose the best writing course for themselves than traditional, timed placement exams. Choosing the best writing course pathway at APU is an important decision, and it’s one that we want to help you do well! To guide you in choosing the best writing course option, you will take The Write Class survey prior to registering for your first writing class. This self assessment helps you better understand the writing courses available to you at APU so that you can make an informed decision about the best writing pathway for you.

During the process of The Write Class, you will respond thoughtfully to important questions about your reading and writing past, receive information on course and support options, share evidence such as your high school GPA and standardized placement scores, and receive a suggested writing course pathway. You will refer to this suggestion when registering for your first writing course at APU. The first writing course you take will set you up for success for the writing you will undertake throughout the rest of your time at APU and beyond. Read more about The Write Class to find out how to get started.