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Writing Course Placement Information

An SAT Writing score of 510 and above, an ACT English/Writing score of 22 and above, a transferable course equivalent to a College Writing Course or pass Pacific's Writing Diagnostic Exam (Transfer students only) will fulfill the fundamental skills requirement in writing.  If you have not met this requirement, you will take the writing courses listed below. These courses are designed to provide you with support to succeed in college level writing. 

Currently, the Educational Resource Center (ERC) and its constituents are piloting changes to the reading and writing courses for traditional freshmen and transfer students.  Beginning Fall 2013, a combination reading/writing course, PACS 093 taken in conjunction with PACS 001, or WRIT 093Z, will fulfill both the reading and writing requirement.  Please see the ERC handbook for more details.

SAT Writing Score

ACT English/Writing Score

Writing Course Placement

440 and below

18 and below

WRIT 093X (1st semester)

WRIT 093Y (2nd semester)

(Pacific Seminar deferred the first year; PACS 093 the following year)

450-500

19-21

PACS 093

(Co-req with Pacific Seminar)

510 and above

22 and above

Meets Fundamental Skills Requirement in Writing