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Rhetoric Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2008-2009

Placement into Rhetoric courses is based on the student’s highest ACT English or SAT Critical Reading score. Cutoff scores, placement messages, and proficiency credit policies are derived in collaboration with the Division of Rhetoric in the Department of English and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering UIUC in Summer 2008, Fall 2008, or Spring 2009.

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ACT English Score


Placement Message

1 - 19 All Fall RHET 101 and Spring RHET 102; Take RHET 100 both semesters.
20 All

Fall RHET 103 and Spring RHET 104.

21 - 31 Engineering Engineering RHET 105
All Others RHET 105, or Fall SPCM 111 and Spring SPCM 1121
32 - 36 All

Earned 4 hours of credit for RHET 105; Fulfilled Composition I requirement.

This two-semester Speech Communications course, “Oral and Written Communication,” is for students who wish to receive a public speaking credit in addition to fulfilling their Composition I requirement.