Appeal for Waiver of Requirement
There are two circumstances under which you may appeal the University Writing Skills Requirement:
First, if you have taken the first-tier course three times consecutively and have not passed and have a letter of good faith effort from your most recent first-tier instructor.
Second, if you receive a grade of "D+" or "D" in a second-tier writing course (taken Fall Quarter, 2000 or later).
You may appeal to the Senior Director, Undergraduate Studies and General Education, for a waiver of the UWSR. If a waiver is granted, your permanent record will note that you were allowed to graduate without having satisfied the UWSR.
If you do not satisfy the requirement and do not have a waiver approved, you will not be allowed to graduate. Contact the Office of General Education for information on this waiver.