Exempt from First-Year Writing Requirement

You are exempt from the first-year writing requirement, if you can provide the proper documentation. You should not enroll in ENG 101 if you are eligible for exemption.

  • Exemptions from ENG 101 on the basis of AP, SAT or ACT scores will be awarded automatically based on score reports already submitted to Undergraduate Admissions (as part of your NC State application process)
  • If you are qualifying for exemption through IB, then you will need to submit either:  

  • a results printout from the IB organization that demonstrates you scored a 5 or higher on the             English Higher Level exam and were awarded the IB diploma


  • a copy of your IB diploma

IB documentation should be submitted to:

Dana Horne
First-Year Writing Program Coordinator
246 Tompkins Hall

Note: If you plan to appear in person at 246 Tompkins Hall to submit IB documentation, please contact Dana Horne (firstyearwriting@ncsu.edu) in advance to schedule an appointment. The First-Year Writing Program will also accept IB documentation via email (firstyearwriting@ncsu.edu) in PDF form.