Developmental Writing Coursework Requirements
First-time, first-year students are placed in composition courses based on the results of multiple measures, including pre-college examination scores and high school coursework. Some students may be identified as needing additional writing support during their first year. Those students are required to complete the CSU Early Start program and then to enroll in Cal Poly's Writing & Rhetoric Stretch Program during their first year on campus. Students who do not make adequate progress in completing the program during their first year of enrollment face disqualification from the University. In the Writing & Rhetoric Stretch Program, students complete two quarters of coursework as a cohort with the same instructor.
- ENGL 129 and ENGL 130
- ENGL 131 and ENGL 132
- ENGL 133
- ENGL 134
- ENGL 135 is a 1-unit Credit/No-Credit writing tutorial taken concurrently with ENGL 133/ENGL 134. During the quarter, students meet for one hour each week with a tutor in the Writing & Rhetoric Center and develop and/or revise course projects associated with ENGL 133/ENGL 134.