College Writing Program
University of Rochester Primary Writing Requirement
Please note: WRT 105 and WRT 105E were formerly CAS 105 and CAS 105E.
The primary writing requirement is the College's first step in drawing students into our community of researchers and writers. All students at the University of Rochester are expected to satisfy the primary writing requirement. To be prepared for the upper-level writing requirement in the majors, students should satisfy the primary writing requirement by the end of the first year of study. The majority of entering students typically fulfill the primary writing requirement by earning a C or better in WRT 105, Reasoning and Writing in the College, or WRT 105E, a version of 105 chosen by students who need more support to meet the demands of college-level writing.
If you are entering the University of Rochester without having previously attended another college or university, click here to learn how to fulfill the primary writing requirement.
If you are entering the University of Rochester as a transfer student, click here to learn how to fulfill the primary writing requirement.
If you have been accepted into the ESOL Program, click here.