During the normal course registration process for the upcoming term, students who are scheduled to take Writing 5 review the sections of Writing 5 offered and elect/request the section they prefer, along with their other course elections. Whether they get into the section they elected/requested is determined during the registration processing period.
Students who did not get into their first choice during initial course election choose another Writing 5 class from among those with space available during the course changes period prior to the start of classes. Students enrolled in Writing 5 may use the online registration system to switch into a different section of Writing 5, as long as there is space available, during the course changes period or during the add-drop period in the first week of classes.
The details on the schedule for initial course election, course changes period, and add-drop period for a given term can be found on the Registrar's website.
Writing 5 class size is limited to 16 to allow for individualized attention. Enrollment above the limit is never allowed in a Writing 5 course. Open slots are first-come, first-served. No waiting lists are maintained.
Students must successfully complete Writing 5 or its approved equivalents to fulfill the first-year writing requirement and then complete a First-year Seminar (or Humanities 2) to complete the first-year seminar requirement.
Writing 5 does not serve in partial satisfaction of the General Education requirements such as distributive requirements or the world culture requirement.