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How do I complete the General Education Foundation requirement for composition?

UA students must complete the Foundation Composition requirement in order to receive their bachelor's degree. Depending on your placement, you should plan on taking 3-7 composition units (one or two semesters).


How is my placement determined?

Unless you are a transfer, non-degree seeker, or international student, your placement is determined based on information you submit via the Writing Placement Evaluation. We cannot determine your placement if you do not submit the Writing Placement Evaluation.


What does my placement mean?

Your placement determines which writing course(s) you will need to take to satisfy the Foundation Composition requirement. English 101A/101/107 (first semester) and English 102/108 (second semester) satisfy the requirement. The one-semester honors composition course, English 109H, also fulfills the writing requirement.
 


Can I have request a different placement?

If you would like to have your placement reviewed, you must contact writingplacement@email.arizona.edu to request a review.

Notes: Placement Reviews may be requested up to one week before classes begin in the term for which you received the original placement.


What if I have AP English, IB, or dual enrollment?

AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition

Test scores of 4 or 5 will automatically result in English elective credit and placement into ENGL 109H. Completion of 109H with a “C” or better satisfies the entire General Education Foundational Composition requirement). Note: Students may request ENG 101 credit and placement into ENGL 102. International students may request placement into ENGL 108.

IB English A (Higher Level)

Scores of 5, 6, or 7 will automatically result in English elective credit and placement into 109H. Completion of 109H with a “C” or better satisfies the entire General Education Foundational Composition requirement. Note: Students can request ENG 101 credit and placement into ENGL 102 (or 108).

If you have taken (or are currently taking) a dual enrollment course, the Writing Program Transfer and Placement office MUST review your course before you can receive credit (*except for courses taken through Arizona community colleges).

Contact us at writingplacement@email.arizona.edu to initiate the review process.


What if I have transfer credit?

If you have taken a composition course at an Arizona community college (either as dual enrollment or as a matriculated student), your course(s) will receive direct composition credit, as long as you have taken the equivalent community college composition courses (i.e., ENG 101/102, ENGL 101/102, WRT 101/102). To confirm that your course will be accepted for direct composition credit, visit http://aztransfer.com/.

You do not need to contact the Writing Program Transfer and Placement office to verify that your courses will transfer. When your transcripts are uploaded into UAccess, you will automatically receive credit.

If you have out-of-state transfer credit, please see our Transfer Student FAQs page.

 

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