First-semester students are placed in appropriate English courses based on their performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test including the writing section of the test. If a student is required to take the Accuplacer/WritePlacer tests, one re-test will be allowed. The higher score will be used for the final placement score. As an alternative to the re-test, students can submit samples of their writing in a portfolio. It should include personal essays, articles, or other original work written in high school or college. The samples must have comments by the course teacher. Students who want to submit a portfolio for English placement review should contact Ms. Margo S. Gilchrist, 973-596-2981.