First-Year Writing Placement Exam, 2021

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Welcome to the University of Scranton! As part of your enrollment to the University, you are required to complete a First-Year Writing (FYW) placement exam. This email contains important information related to accessing the explanation of the exam, instructions for how to complete the exam, and the deadline by which the exam must be completed.

 Explanation of the First-Year Writing Placement Exam

Please follow this link to the webpage that explains your FYW placement exam.

Please note: ALL incoming students MUST take the placement exam – even if possessing transfer or dual enrollment credit, enrolling in programs that determine courses like Gonzaga or SJLA, and/or completing the AP COMP and/or LIT exam. 

To submit your placement exam, you have been enrolled in “FYW Placement Summer 2021” in the University’s learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L). Instructions for how to submit your placement exam are shared on the webpage linked above.

Timeline for the First-Year Writing Placement Test and Deadline for Completion

The exam is available to begin completing immediately and will run until June 11. All incoming students must submit their First-Year Writing Placement Exam by Friday, June 11 at 11:59 p.m. Your results will be shared with your academic advisor at or around June 18 and they will adjust your fall schedule appropriately if needed (based on your individual results).

Students wishing to talk through their options with an FYW instructor prior to submitting their placement test can visit us during a drop-in Zoom session. Please check the FYW Placement website and the D2L course “FYW Placement Summer 2021” for more information about Zoom drop-in hours and submitting your exam. 

If you have any questions related to the content of the First-Year Writing (FYW) placement exam, please email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu. If you are having technical difficulties in accessing the “FYW Placement Summer 2021” on Desire2Learn (D2L), please contact the Technology Support Center at 570-941-HELP (4357) or email techsupport@scranton.edu.

We look forward to reading your letters and working with you when you arrive on campus. Good luck, and stay well! 

 Dr. Teresa Grettano