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The purpose of this Writing Preparation Assessment tool is to help Northwestern know if you will need help with grammar skills and to ensure you receive everything you will need to be a successful student. It is a quick assessment and may be taken only one time. Therefore, as the 25 questions appear, please read each one carefully before selecting the correct multiple-choice answer.

If your score is 16 or higher, you may enroll directly into the ENG1109 Composition course.

If your score is less than 16, your program will include ENG0099 English Lab. This course helps build proficiency in grammar and editing skills along with an overview of the writing process to help students succeed on written assignments in upcoming courses.

The results will be emailed directly to you within 3 to 5 business days. If you have questions, please contact your Admission Counselor at 651-631-5200.

Click below to begin the assessment.