2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

General Education

Written English Competency University Requirement (COMP)

To satisfy Northern Michigan University’s Written English Competency Requirement, students must complete two separate, but related, tasks:
 

A. First-Year Composition

Students should satisfy this requirement during their first or second semester in college. Students can satisfy this requirement in one of three ways:

  1. Earning a B (3.0) in EN 109 Intensive College Composition, and its co-requisite, EN 109W Intensive College Composition Workshop (counts toward Effective Communication component); or
     
  2. Earning a C (2.0) or better in EN 111 College Composition I (counts toward Effective Communication component); or
     
  3. Successfully completing one of the following:

    a.) CLEP – CLEP English Composition General Examination with Essay with a score of 50 or higher (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 111 College Composition I);

    b.) AP – English Literature and Composition or English Language and Composition with a score of 3 or higher (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 111 College Composition I);

    c.) IB – International Baccalaureate English Language Examination in English with a score of 5 or higher (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 111 College Composition I);

    d.) Accuplacer WritePlacer Exam score of 7 (Serves as a placement exam; students still need two courses from Effective Communication component);

    e.) An equivalent or higher level composition course from another accredited college or university with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Note: If a student has already satisfied Intermediate Composition requirement, this also serves to meet the First Year Composition requirement.
 

B. Intermediate Composition

Students should satisfy this requirement soon after completing the First-Year Composition requirement. Students can satisfy this requirement in one of three ways:

  1. Earning a “C” (2.0) or better in EN 211 College Composition II (counts toward Effective Communication component); or
     
  2. Earning a “C” (2.0) or better in an equivalent course to EN 211 transferred from an accredited college or university (counts toward Effective Communication component as EN 211 College Composition II); or
     
  3. Earning a “B” (3.0) or better in HON 101 and HON 111 (Students still need two courses from Effective Communication component.).
     

Below are the approved list of courses that may be applied toward the Written English Competency University Requirement as outlined above:


 

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