English Placement Assessment

Testing Center

This assessment will give us helpful information about your high school or college reading and writing experiences to best place you in the proper English Composition course.

In this assessment, you will be asked to use your MyLIU ID and email address. You can find this in your Admission Acceptance letter. In addition, you will be asked to submit two samples of work from your high school or college career and one original piece:

  • A research paper with a grade and comments from your teacher
  • A persuasive essay with a grade and comments from your teacher
  • A one-page reflection on your writing to include:
    • Your strengths and weaknesses of your writing
    • Your writing interests
    • What you have learned about your writing based on the two other pieces submitted

It is recommended that you have all of these documents ready prior to accessing the assessment. There is no time limit for the assessment, but you will not be able to access your work if you close out of the portal.

When you are ready to complete the assessment, you can click here. If you have any questions regarding the English Placement Assessment, please contact the Testing Center at bkln-testing@liu.edu

Retesting is an option under certain conditions. Please email the Testing Center to check if you are eligible for a retest.

We are very happy to offer you these convenient options. Please contact us if we can help you further. Thank you for your interest in LIU.