Use a Transfer Course to Fulfill the Primary Writing Requirement
You may petition only once, and should do so by the end of your first semester and before enrolling in WRT 105. Receiving transfer credits for a writing course does not on its own satisfy the primary writing requirement.
To satisfy the requirement, you must complete the petition, and it must be approved by the Writing, Speaking and Argument Program. Your petition will be accepted or denied based on whether the course meets the criteria for equivalency to WRT 105 (or its equivalents). If the course does not meet these criteria, we may request additional writing samples that demonstrate your competency in the requisite writing skills.
- Read “What Constitutes a Successful Transfer Petition” to increase the likelihood of successfully petitioning for a course substitution.
- Answer the following: Is the course you are considering submitting to fulfill the primary writing requirement a college course taken on a college campus, and designed for and primarily attended by college students?
- If yes, proceed to step 3.
- If no, then the course you want to submit won’t fulfill the primary writing requirement. Courses taken through a high school or designed for high school students may not be used to satisfy the primary writing requirement.
- Submit a transfer petition by logging in with your NetID username and password. You must use one of these supported web browsers
- Chrome 27.x or higher version
- Safari 6.1x or higher version
- Internet Explorer 10 or higher version
- For technical help, email email@example.com.
Questions about the substitution or transfer petitioning process? Contact the placement coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.