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University Writing Requirement for
Transfer Students


  1. Students who have completed 4 or more semester credits of English composition with a substantial research component from an accredited college or university and have received a grade of C or higher have met the UWEC university writing requirement.  The course will have the equivalency of English 110 or Writing 116.

  2. Students who transfer in the equivalent of English 110/Writing 116 with a grade of C- or lower must retake Writing 116.  The second grade will replace the first in the total G.P.A.

  3. Students who have completed between 2.66 and 3.99 semester credits of composition with a grade of C or better will take Writing 120, College Writing for Transfer Students. The transfer course will have the equivalency of ELEC 907L (general elective) or Writing elective (907L).

  4. Students who have tested out of English at a UW College (and have it noted on their transcript) will be considered to have met the UWEC composition requirement.

  5. Students should check the Transfer Wizard to see the current equivalency for their English courses.