Students must pass both Composition I and II with a C
or better. The College recommends that these requirements be met before completing
the first year of course work.
Students must pass two writing intensive courses approved by their advisor. The College
recommends that the first of these writing intensive
courses be completed within the first 65 hours of course work, and the second be completed
within the first 90 hours of course work. One of
these courses must be taken within the student's major. In consultation with their
advisors, students with dual or interdisciplinary majors
will meet this requirement by selecting a course within one of their chosen majors.
Advisors will monitor students' progress to help them complete these requirements
in a timely fashion.
Whenever possible departments should incorporate a significant writing component in
upper division courses.
Transfer students from institutions that have required writing intensive courses should
have their former institution certify that they have
completed a series of comparable writing intensive courses. Transfer students who
have not taken writing intensive courses are expected to
meet the College WAC requirements.