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Writing-Intensive Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in the course catalog indicates that a course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. Departments will designate specific sections of such courses as writing-intensive. Students should check the section comments in Banner when registering. Students scheduling their courses in Banner can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. For more information on writing-intensive courses, see the Drexel University Writing Program's Writing-Intensive Course List.