English Placement Exams

Most students who are accepted to Drexel must take ENGL 101 in their first quarter.

  • If you took the SAT and/or the TOEFL exam, your placement will be based on this score.
  • If you did not take either the SAT and/or TOEFL exam, you must take the English Examination, which is available online.

The English examination consists of a short essay based on a single prompt, which will require you to take and support a position on an issue. You are asked to write in an appropriate tone and with a minimum of grammatical and mechanical mistakes. When you take the exam, think about the following questions: Is my position clear? Do I have good reasons for taking my position? Do I have sufficient support for my position? Is my tone appropriate for the situation? Have I edited the final version so that the spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct?

There are no sample questions available for this examination. The English examination will be administered online, and will take approximately 35 minutes to complete.

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English Placement Factsheet (pdf)