Proficiency in the use of standard written English is required of all students at Adams State University. Students must meet the General Education writing requirements in order for a degree to be conferred. Normally, students will satisfy the writing requirement for a Bachelor’s degree by successfully completing ENG 102. Students meeting any of the following criteria will be granted credit for ENG 101 and will be able to enroll directly into ENG 102:
- earn a score of 29 or above on the English section of the ACT
- earn a score of 660 or above on the verbal section of the SAT
- earn a score of 3 or better on the Advanced Placement Exam (AP) in English Literature or a 5 on Literature and Composition.
- earn a score of 4 or above on the Higher Level IB (International Baccalaureate) examination. Students who achieve the required score will receive 3 hours of credit for ENG 101—Communication Arts I.
All students pursuing a bachelor’s degree will also be required to complete a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) in their major, with a grade of C or better. Students pursuing a double major will only be required to complete a writing intensive course in one major in order to meet the writing proficiency requirement. However, if a WIC is a required course in each of the majors, students must successfully complete both courses.