Students' ACT or SAT scores determine placement in English courses at the University of New Orleans.

You are eligible
to enroll in

If your ACT English
sub-score is

If your SAT Critical Reading/SAT Writing and Language score is

If your Compass OR Accuplacer Scores are

ENGL 1157


450-610 Critical Reading

<34 Reading

74-99 (Compass)

86-120 (Accuplacer)

ENGL 1158


620-700 Critical Reading

34-36 Reading

A 2000-level
English Course
32 or higher AND you have  credit through Advanced Standing  710 Critical Reading or higher OR 37 Reading AND you have credit through Advanced Standing   

Please Note:

You are always welcomed to enroll in a course lower than the one for which you are eligible.  

If you score greater than 90 on the English portion of the Compass exam or greater than 99 on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills exam, you should take a placement test. To make an appointment to take the English Placement Test or an Advanced Standing Exam, please call our office at 504-280-6275.