Upper Division Writing Placement


In order to register for Composition and Research (WRIT 300)—an upper-division general education writing course required of all majors—you must either pass Practicum in Writing (WRIT 200) or score a 300 on the Upper-Division Writing Placement. This placement test should be taken by your second registration at University of Baltimore.

About the Writing Placement

  • This placement can only be taken once.
  • You must R.S.V.P. for this placement by no later than 11am on June 25, 2024 using your @ubalt.edu e-mail address.
  • If there is no R.S.V.P. field below, then this section is full—please try another date.
  • No-shows will have only one opportunity to reschedule and must do so by emailing writingplacement@ubalt.edu.
  • Please be sure to log in to the Writing Placement promptly at the designated start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • This placement is computer-based, using Zoom. You will receive a link and further instructions 24 hours prior to the placement you have signed up for. During the placement, you will need to provide your 7-digit student ID number (found on the back of your Bee Card or in your "MyUbalt" portal).

For Writing Placement Test Instructions

Click here for test instructions, as well as grading criteria and optional test preparation workshop dates. 

*This placement is not for first-year students or sophomores requiring WRIT 101. 

Contact Name:
Sarah Berger
Contact Email:

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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