First-Year Writing Program Transfer Credit Guidelines
Students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution
Students who hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university are not required to complete first-year writing courses (ENG 100 or ENG 101) at NC State. Instead, these students should submit proof of their degree to the First-Year Writing Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although no hours of credit will be awarded for these students, the ENG 101 requirement will be waived upon verification of documentation. Any ENG 1** coursework transferred to NC State will count as free elective or additional credits.
Students with 6.0 hours of college composition transfer credit
Students who complete an approved 6-hour first-year composition sequence (two English 1** transfer courses) at their prior institution will receive four hours of credit for ENG 101 and two hours of free elective or additional credit.
Students with 4.0 hours of college composition transfer credit
Students who complete an approved 4-hour college composition course at their previous institution will receive transfer credit for ENG 101. Contact the First-Year Writing Program at email@example.com to see if a particular course has been evaluated for ENG 101 equivalency.
Students with 3.0 hours of college composition transfer credit
Students who have one 3-hour college composition course from their previous institution may take either ENG 101 (4 hours) or ENG 202 (3 hours) to satisfy their first-year writing requirement at NC State. Students should study the course descriptions and assess their preparation for each course in light of those descriptions.
Note: This policy applies only if the prior course was the first course in a two-semester requirement. If the student placed out of a first course and completed a second course in a two-semester requirement, thus fulfilling that school’s requirement, he or she should contact the First-Year Writing Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon proper documentation, the ENG 101 requirement will be satisfied. The fourth credit hour can be made up through free elective or additional hours.
Students with 0 hours of college composition transfer credit
Students who placed out of the first-year writing requirement at their previous institution, earning no transferable credits, will be placed in composition at NC State based on test scores submitted to NC State. See our Placement Guidelines for more information.
Students who have no composition transfer credit but who would like to satisfy their first-year writing requirement at another institution should consult NC State's Dept. of Admissions Transfer Course Equivalency database to ensure transferability of coursework. See https://www.acs.ncsu.edu/php/transfer/. Note that in most cases students will need to complete two 3-hour college composition courses (transferable to NC State as 6.0 ENG 1** credits) in order to satisfy the ENG 101 requirement.