Bachelor’s Degree Writing Proficiency
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.