English Placement Exercise
All BFA students whose first language is not English will be required to complete a brief placement exercise in the summer prior to arrival to determine the placement into one of the required Critical Studies writing-intensive course sequences. For this exercise, students will read two short readings and write a 500-700 word essay response.
Based on a combination of your submitted essay, the language profile you filled out online from the Office of Admissions, and your TOEFL or IELTS scores, you will be assigned to a course that Critical Studies believes will give you the best starting foundation to your Critical Studies BFA coursework (coursework that will routinely involve close analytical reading and essay writing in English).
English may be your mother tongue or one of your mother tongues. If this is true for you AND if you filled out the language profile from the Office of Admissions, your name will be removed from the list for this exercise.