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Requirements for Admission to the Major

Admission Course Requirements:

  • Completion of the Freshman-Sophomore English Requirements: English 101 (or exemption through ACT/SAT/AP/IB score, or equivalent course) English 102 or 105(Honors) (or exemption through AP/IB score, or equivalent course) English 203, 209, 210, 211, or 205 (Honors) (or exemption through AP or equivalent course)
  • Completion of 300+-level English course Admission GPA: 2.5 or better.

Admission GPA Calculation: English Admission GPA calculation will include English 101 (or equivalent), English 102 or 105 (or equivalent), and English 203, 205, 209, 210, or 211 (or equivalent), and the first 300+-level English. Grades earned in any additional English coursework will also be included in the GPA calculation. University course repeat policy will apply to GPA calculation.

Students interested in the Creative Writing track of the major must first be admitted into the major. Students interested in Creative Writing must receive a 3.0 (B) or better in each of two 300+-level creative writing workshops before being admitted into the Creative Writing track. Consultation and portfolio review with creative writing faculty before choosing the Creative Writing track is highly recommended.

Admission Term: Semester of completion of first 300+-level English course.

Late Admissions: Consult Director or Associate Director.

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