Composition Requirements

All entering day division freshmen receive placement based upon their ACT Writing or SAT Writing test scores. Depending on the score, students are either placed in ENGL T122 (Critical Reading/Writing), receive exemption from ENGL T122, or take a placement examination. Students required to take the placement exam may not schedule a composition course without having taken the exam. Based on the results of the exam, students are placed in ENGL A100 (Expository Writing), ENGL A105 (English Composition—International Students), or ENGL T122. Please note that exemption will require three hours of general electives. Students transferring to Loyola University from a community college must successfully complete six hours of English composition in order to receive credit for ENGL T122.