Required Courses and Exemption Policies for First-Year Composition

Required Courses:

Most students are required to complete two semesters of composition to fulfill the all-college English Composition Core Requirement. Students in most majors fulfill this requirement by completing ENL 101 and ENL 102. English majors and Education majors are required to take ENL 103 instead of ENL 102. Students in the Honors Program may satisfy the entire requirement by completing ENL 106H instead of ENL 101 and ENL 102. Students whose first language is not English may take ENL 101ESL instead of ENL 101, and they may take ENL 102E instead of ENL 102.

Exemption Policies:

Advanced Placement Examination. Exemption from ENL 101 will be granted to students who score a "3" or higher on the College Entrance Board Advanced Placement Examination. Exemption carries three credits.

Scholastic Aptitude Test. Exemption from ENL 101 will be granted to students who (1) achieve either an SAT Writing score of 600 or higher or an SAT Essay sub-score of 10 or higher, and (2) have a strong high school record with an "A" average in English. Exemption carries three credits.

CLEP Examination. Exemption from ENL 101 will be granted to students who either (1) achieve a score of 50 or higher on the College Composition Examination, or (2) achieve a score of 50 or higher on the College Composition Modular Examination and also successfully complete a departmental assessment of either the writing samples administered with the Modular Examination or a writing sample administered by the English Department. Exemption carries three credits.

Revised September 20, 2011