Composition Proficiency Test

College-level composition courses taken at other schools, including dual enrollment courses, transfer in and fulfill the College's composition requirements if the student passes the College's composition proficiency test.  If a student does not pass this test, the composition courses transfer in as elective credit, and the student must take the College's composition courses. 

Who may take the test?

During the first week of classes students who have transferred in composition courses are sent an email of available test dates.  An official college transcript showing the composition course must have been received by the Registrar's Office in order to receive the email. 

How do students signup for the test?

Students wishing to take the test must sign-up in advance for a thirty minute appointment with The Writing Center at which time the writing assistant will explain the expectations for the proficiency test. Once the thirty minute conference is completed, students may sign up for one of the test dates.

Are students required to take the proficiency test?

Students are only required to take the proficiency test if they would like their composition classes to meet the College's composition requirements.   

Do students who have an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree take the test?

Most general education classes are met by an A.A. degree; however, even A.A. students take the proficiency test to meet composition class requirements. 

May students take the proficiency test after they have failed English Composition I or II at College of the Ozarks?

No, students cannot take the proficiency test if they have failed the course at College of the Ozarks.  The proficiency test is the same as the final exam for the course. 

May students take the proficiency test while enrolled in Composition Skills, English Composition I or II at College of the Ozarks?

Once students begin the English Composition sequence they may not take the proficiency exam at College of the Ozarks. 

May students take the proficiency test more than once?

No, students may only take the proficiency test one time.


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