Are you seeking transfer credit for an English course that you took at a previous school and that has already transferred to WCU as a TRN 199 or ENG 199? Or do you want to earn future credit for English courses that you plan to take elsewhere? If either scenario applies to you, please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn how the transfer credit process works in the English Department.
For information on transfer credit issues more generally, please visit the Registrar's Transfer Credit Center.
These two separate forms are used for two different aspects of the transfer petition process:
Visit the Registrar's Transfer Credit Forms page to access both the Transfer Credit Appeal and Transfer Credit Permission forms. Download and print the PDFs and then follow the instructions provided.
All transfer credit appeals and permission forms should be submitted in hard copy to the English Department's Program Coordinator, Main Hall 506, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Due to the high volume of transfer appeals and permission forms that we receive each week, we prefer that students submit their paperwork in hard copy. If you are not able to deliver your materials in person, please contact the English Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other arrangements.
Yes. Although the Registrar's Transfer Credit Appeal form suggests that a syllabus is optional, the fact is that reading a clear, thorough syllabus can help us better understand the course you took and make it easier for us to evaluate your appeal.
The syllabus you provide must be the actual syllabus for the course you took. If you're unable to locate the original syllabus, contact your former instructor or department to obtain a duplicate. Under no circumstances should you submit a syllabus for a course you did not take.
Because of the high volume of submissions that we receive each week, it isn't feasible for us to meet with students in person to discuss their transfer credit appeals. Our determinations are based on concrete documentation, not on in-person discussions. If you'd like to speak to a faculty member, please consult with your advisor.
Yes, but only after the WCU Registrar has evaluated those courses. We encourage you to consult with the Registrar to ensure that your transcript has been received and that your courses are being evaluated.
Once we've made a determination on your transfer credit appeal or transfer credit permission form, we will notify you by email within two to three weeks and give you further instructions at that time.
In order to receive a WRT 200 equivalency, the class you took must have been an actual research writing course, with a primary emphasis on critical writing, research, and rhetoric. The course must also have required three major writing assignments, including a 10+ page research paper. We do not grant WRT 200 equivalencies to courses that require a research paper but otherwise have little to do with writing.
Generally speaking, no: Writing Emphasis credit is not transferable to WCU. However, transfer students may be able to reduce the number of Writing Emphasis courses they are required to take at WCU, depending on the number of credits they've transferred from their previous school. Please consult with your advisor.
Temple University's Mosaic seminars are interdisciplinary humanities courses with writing components, but their primary focus is not on writing, rhetoric, and composition per se; thus they do not count as WRT courses. A Mosaic seminar might transfer in as ENG 199, LIT 199, or even LIT 165, but not as WRT 120 or WRT 200.
We recommend that you consult the WCU Registrar's Transfer Credit Equivalency database and take only those courses that appear on the list of equivalencies established between your school and WCU. Then cross-reference that list with the advising sheets in the English Majors' Handbook. General Education courses tend to be the most easily transferable.