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Online English Placement Test Westchester Freshman Only

English Placement Exam Instructions for Pleasantville and iPace

The English Placement Exam, administered by the Department of English and Modern Language Studies, serves as the medium by which English faculty determine the most appropriate composition course for incoming freshmen to take during their first semester at Pace.  This exam is designed as an off-campus essay assignment, which students complete at home, prior to arriving for their campus orientation. Before completing the exam, please read through the policies and instructions below thoroughly.

Instructions for when to take and how to access the English Placement Exam:

  • The exam will be available from May 2, 2016, at 12:00am through June 9, 2016, at 11:59pm.
  • Please visit to access the exam platform.
  • Do not create your own account on
  • You will log into the system using your Pace email address (e.g., with your Pace U-number (e.g. U01234567) serving as the password.  Your username and U-number are listed in your orientation packet, and must be entered exactly as they appear on the Pace documents.  If you experience difficulty accessing the platform, please contact an exam administrator listed below.
  • Once you are logged in, you will find the “English Placement Exam” listed under “My Courses” on top right of the homepage.
  • After selecting the “English Placement Exam,” navigate to the “Content” tab within the course—it is located on the left side of the screen.  Here you will find the “Exam Packet,” as well as the link to submit your exam.
  • Carefully read through the “Exam Packet” prior to accessing the link to submit your exam.  This packet contains guidelines for writing your essay, instructions for submitting your exam, and the article to which you’ll be responding in your essay.

**Please note:  Students who do not complete the placement exam will be scheduled for English 110, the first course in the composition series.  English 110 is not a developmental course.  Rather, this course focuses on a more personal style of writing than English 120.

All questions and concerns should be directed to Professor Andrew Stout ( or 914-773-3949) or Mr. Brett Bittiger ( or 914-773-3942).