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 UBalt.

About the Writing Placement

  • This placement can only be taken once.
  • You must R.S.V.P. for this placement by no later than 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 using your UBalt 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 and will require your NET ID.

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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