These two separate forms are used for two different aspects of the transfer petition
- Use the Transfer Credit Appeal form to seek reevaluation of an English course that you've taken elsewhere and that
the Registrar has already categorized as TRN 199 or ENG 199. For example, if you received
an ENG 199 for a course that you feel should count as WRT 120, submit an appeal to
the English Department to have this course reevaluated for more specific credit.
- Use the Transfer Credit Permission form to seek permission in advance for English courses that you plan to take at another
institution in the future (e.g., via a study abroad program or local community college).
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.
- If our determination on your Transfer Credit Appeal results in a change to your record (e.g., an ENG 199 reevaluated as a WRT 120), we
will deliver your paperwork to the Registrar's office ourselves so that this change
can be processed.
- If we determine from your Transfer Credit Permission form that your future courses are equivalent to ours, we'll ask you to pick up your
form and walk it over to the Center for International Programs; they'll record your courses and then forward your paperwork on to the Registrar
for final processing.
- If our determination results in no change to your record, we will retain your paperwork
on file in the English Department for you to pick up. To retrieve your packet after
making a successful appeal, please visit the Registrar's office, which keeps scanned
copies of all transfer appeals.
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