Which Writing Course (UWRT) Should I Take?

You can determine your placement by checking your Advising Transcript in Banner. A score of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advance Placement (AP) Language and Composition exam wil give you credit for UWRT 1103 (WR03)Our AP research shows that all students need a foundation in first-year writing – particularly in terms of research and inquiry. Even if you are able to exempt UWRT with a 3, 4, or 5, we recommend that you take a UWRT course.

Most students will take UWRT 1104 (WR04). Some students may choose to take UWRT 1103 instead. UWRT placement is determined by high school GPA and SAT scores. The placement scores change every year; we do not have specific information regarding exact GPA or SAT scores.

NOTE: The Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies Department does not override UWRT placement. If you do not have a WR03 code, you must take UWRT 1104 (WR04). Contact First-Year Writing if you have questions about UWRT placement.