If I enrolled at York College before 2003, how many Writing Intensive (WI) courses do I need for graduation?

A list of commonly asked questions about writing requirements at York.

While almost all York students must complete three (3) WI courses, your requirements depend on when you began studies at York and whether you transferred into the College from another school. Please read the following guidelines very carefully.You should also consult with your academic advisor or with WAC Coordinator Jonathan Hall at jhall1@york.cuny.edu regarding your particular graduation requirements.

  • In 2001, the York College Senate passed a requirement that students must complete three (3) WI courses. Two WI courses should come in the lower division of the curriculum (at the 100 or 200 level). The third WI course should be taken in the upper division of the curriculum (at the 300 level or above) within your major.

  • If you entered the College in Fall 2003 (or subsequently) you must fulfill the entire WI graduation requirement, that is, three WI courses.

  • If you entered the College between Fall 2001 and Spring 2003, you are required to take two (not three) WI courses for graduation. If your major discipline has defined an upper-division WI course, you must complete that course as one of your two WI courses offered for graduation. If your major has not yet defined an upper-division WI course, one of those courses must be chosen in consultation with the major advisor.

  • If you transferred into the College with credit for all General Education requirements, you need only take one WI course in the upper division within your major. If your major has no upper-division WI course, you must take a WI course chosen in consultation with your major advisor.

  • If you transferred into the College without credit for all General Education requirements, then your WI requirements are determined by the year in which you transferred. (See the second and third points above.)

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