How do I know which writing course I am eligible to take?

Have you satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement? Please refer to the Writing Program website to learn more about the various ways students can satisfy this requirement.

If you have satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement, do not enroll in Writing 1, as you will not receive credit for this course. You may consider enrolling in one of the subsequent writing courses (Writing 2) provided you are not duplicating credit that you have received from previous exams or coursework. 

Please note, if you are an international student who has not met the Entry Level Writing Requirement, you will be required to complete the English Language Placement Exam (ELPE) in the fall. You will not be eligible to enroll in any UCSB Writing courses during FSSP. For additional information about the ELPE, please visit the English for Multilingual Students Department website.

If you have questions about which writing course you are eligible for, please contact


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