AAS Exemptions

Exemption from ENG 102

Students may be exempted from English 102 based on a Wisconsin English Placement Test subscore of 605 or better in English and 605 or better in Reading and demonstrated competence in academic writing. Each request for exemption is to be treated individually and the campus English Department Associate Chair or her /his designee will review the following materials to determine the student's achievement of the UW Colleges English Department Learning Outcomes for English 102 (see below).

  • A portfolio of at least 10 pages of academic writing
  • A portfolio cover letter assessing the student's achievement of the course learning outcomes
  • A timed essay assigned by a campus faculty member in the English Department

The Associate Chair or her /his designee will inform the campus Student Services office and the Department Chair when an exemption is granted. The Department Chair will then inform the Office of the Registrar. The Associate Chair or her/his designee will also inform the Department Chair when a request for exemption is denied. Students who receive an exemption from English 102 and who plan to transfer to another institution should consult with that institution regarding its first year writing requirements. Exemption from the English 102 requirement does not constitute credit for the course.

Exemption from Mathematics Core Requirement

A student is exempt from the Mathematics Core Requirement by obtaining a grade of C or better in either MAT 124, or both MAT 110 and MAT 113, or any Mathematics course of three or more credits for which MAT 110 is a prerequisite, or placing into a 200-level course on the Mathematics placement examination.