Academic Writing Requirement- Attendance
- Course Load
- Course Credit
- Repeating Courses
- Program Requirement Change
- Policy on Academic Integrity
- Evaluation of Student Achievement
- Academic Concessions
- Deferred Status
- Student Access to Final Examinations
- Undergraduate Supplemental Examinations
- Transcript of Academic Record
- Second Bachelor's Degrees
Students should check the Calendar entries of individual faculties for any additional or more specific regulations.
Strong reading, writing, and research skills are essential to academic success. Regardless of whether they are native speakers of English or have learned English as an additional language, all students need to develop these skills so that they are able to meet the expectations of advanced literacy associated with university-level academic studies.
To ensure that students are prepared to meet these expectations, the university requires all undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program to satisfy one of the following two requirements.
All students who have been admitted to the university may register in the first-year English course of their choice. The English department offers four courses that satisfy the AWR.
To increase their proficiency, students may also benefit from registering in one or both of the following preparatory courses prior to receiving credit for an AWR-designated course.
Note that these two courses do not satisfy the Academic Writing Requirement.
An on-line self-placement questionnaire is available at <www.registrar.uvic.ca/awr> to help assist students in determining the course that best matches their level of proficiency.
To gain the greatest benefit to their degree studies, students who have not yet satisfied the AWR are expected to register in a 1.5-unit, AWR-designated course as soon as possible. For most students, this will be before the end of the third term of registration or prior to completing 30 units of credit. Please note that many faculties require students to satisfy the AWR before they can declare their degree program with an academic adviser.
Transfer students who are admitted to UVic for the first time as third-year students must complete the AWR during their first Winter Session. Nursing and block-transfer students should consult their academic advisers for information about their deadline for completing the requirement.
Students who satisfied the former Undergraduate English Requirement prior to 1 May 2012 (through UVic courses, transfer credit, or by exemption) are considered to have satisfied the Academic Writing Requirement.
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