2022 Writing Placement Process

All incoming students will be placed into UC Irvine writing courses by UC Irvine faculty during summer 2022. Please read the below information carefully to see how writing placements can be received prior to attending summer orientation.

All incoming students will receive a placement into UC Irvine writing courses. UC Irvine writing faculty will be placing students into courses during summer, 2022.

In order for students to receive their writing placements before they attend summer academic orientation students must do the following:

–Submit their Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC)/California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASP) score if they have one. Many students complete this assessment in eleventh grade in California and elsewhere in the United States. For more information about the SBAC/CAASP please see this link.

These scores must be submitted to UC Irvine’s SBAC ELA submission form by July 1, 2022.

Submit their scores, if they have them, from tests such as AP English Language or AP English Literature; the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); American College Testing (ACT); and the International Baccalaureate (IB).

These scores, if available, should be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by July 1, 2022. If scores not available by July 1, students should submit them as soon as possible after that date.

Test scores can determine satisfaction of UC Irvine’s Entry Level Writing Requirement. For more information consult this chart.

The writing placement process takes into consideration all relevant information from students’ records. Providing the scores requested will assist greatly in placing students in writing courses best suited to foster their academic success.

All incoming students will be notified by the writing faculty of their placements or whether further steps must be taken to determine placement.


For questions about the writing placement process please email writingplacement@uci.edu.