Writing Requirement

These academic requirements apply to students who started at Saint Mary's prior to Fall 2012, as well as to certain transfer students (contact the registrar for details). For students who started in 2012, see our new core curriculum.

At least 2 (2) courses. You must complete at least 2 (2) courses, including English 4: Composition, and English 5: Argument and Research consecutively during your freshman year. Students who score less than 3 on the Saint Mary's College Writing Placement exam must complete English 3: Practice in Writing.

Students may be exempted from English 4 either

  • by scoring 4 or above on the AP English exam (either Language or Literature), or
  • by scoring 6 on the Saint Mary's College Writing Placement exam.

There is no exemption from English 5.