Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus Quad

Office of Records and Advising

University Placement Program

Records and Advising oversees English placement exams, as well as foreign language placement exams.

Incoming freshman can register for a placement exam date when you register for Via.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email

English Placement

The Accuplacer English placement exam is required for all incoming students, unless you have previously earned college-level credit. The Accuplacer Writeplacer test will be given to determine English placement.

The English portion of the exam is a 60 minute computerized written exam. The student will be given a topic and asked to write a 300 to 600 word essay on that specific topic.

Testing for fall 2019 students will begin at the end of February.

Study and Preparation

Texts and practice tests suggested for review:

Placement Levels