UC Blue Ash College

Guided Self-Placement for Writing

As part of the UC Blue Ash response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus testing is temporarily unavailable. Tests will be online only until further notice.

Guided Self-Placement (GSP)for Writing Overview

Guided Self-Placement (GSP) will help students decide which college writing course will be the right place for them to begin the English composition sequence at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. The Guided Self-Placement for Writing tool asks a series of questions related to students' experiences with writing, provides information about the writing courses in the English Composition sequence, and then asks students to select which writing course they will register for at orientation.

Completing the Guided Self-Placement for Writing tool is required prior to attending orientation, unless students’ have an ACT English/English & Writing score of 18 or higher OR an SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 480 or higher (please see the Placement Assessment Requirements Page)

Note: The GSP Tool does not register you for a class, it only indicates your course selection so that you will be able register for the course you choose through orientation or OneStop. Your course selection will typically be processed in our system in approximately one week.

Completing the GSP Tool

  1. Watch the above video introduction to GSP.
  2. Make sure that you have your UCID number (begins with an M) and an email address where you can be reached.
  3. Click on the link below to access the Guided Self-Placement Tool.
  4. Complete the GSP Tool completely and thoughtfully.
  5. Click “Submit” on the last page of the GSP Tool.

Note: The GSP Tool must be completed at least 10 business days prior to your orientation so that your course selection can be processed. 

Accessing the Writing Guided Self-Placement Tool

For assistance, please contact us at placementtesting@ucblueash.edu or 513-745-5783. Have your username and UCID ready.

Guided-Self Placement Completion 

Upon successfully completing the Guided Self-Placement Tool, you will see a “Thanks!” screen with a checkmark.

Note: The GSP Tool does not register you for a class, it only indicates your course selection so that you will be able register for the course you choose through orientation or OneStop. Your course selection will typically be processed in our system in approximately one week.

Questions about Writing Guided Self-Placement

If you have any general questions or concerns about the online Guided Self-Placement process, contact: placementtesting@ucblueash.edu or 513-745-5783.

If you have any questions about which English composition course would be the best fit for you, please contact: ucbawritingGSP@uc.edu.

If you would like to meet virtually with a writing faculty member to ask questions about which English composition course would be the best fit for you, they are available through WebEx during the following hours in March and April:

  • Monday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Access the WebEx meeting room during the above drop-in hours. This will ask you to download the WebEx application. You can also call in during these hours at +1-415-655-0002 (US Toll) with the access code 120 814 3948. You can also get more information on using WebEx.

Resources

Contact Information

Admissions Office
Muntz Hall | Room 151
Phone: 513-745-5783
placementtesting@ucblueash.edu