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Enrollment Restrictions

Begining academic year 2014-2015, enrollment into fall term sections of First Year Writing (FYW) will be restricted to incoming, first year students; exceptions will be made for fall enrollment for students who complete UWRT 100 and are no longer first year students. All students, regardless of year, will be able to enroll in spring and summer term sections of FYW.

Students who enrolled prior to 2012 and who have not yet satisfied their Liberal Arts Core Requirement for “Writing Seminar” may enroll in a spring or summer section of FYW, and also have the following choices for fulfilling that graduation requirement:

  • Recommended--Take any of the courses listed as an Approved Substitution for Writing Seminar course
  • Successfully pass the CLEP College Composition exam (NOT the College Composition Modular)
  • Take English Composition/First Year Writing at another institution and have the credit transferred to RIT

Please note: Following current practice, any student who is required to take the Writing Placement Exam (WPE) must score a “2” in order to pursue any of these options for fulfilling their “Writing Seminar” graduation requirement. A score of “1” requires enrollment and successful completion of UWRT 100, Critical Reading and Writing, before proceeding to the options listed above.

All students electing to enroll in an “Approved Substitution” course should contact the College of Liberal Arts Student Services Office to process a substitution form.