Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

UCWR 110 Exemption

Undergraduates only are exempt from taking UCWR 110: Writing Responsibly, a University Core require course, if they either:

  • Received a 4 or 5 on the English Language and Composition Advanced Placement exam (For more information on AP courses credit see the AP Score credit guide);


  • Earned transferrable credits (incoming first year students must have earned a B or higher in a course or courses that are equivalent to Loyola’s UCWR 110 course). Typically this means having taken both Composition I and Composition II. Composition I can sometimes work in place of the Writing Placement Assessment. Your academic advisor will let you know what your transfer courses will articulate to Loyola during your New Student Orientation. If you don’t know your course articulation before orientation, please take the Writing Placement Assessment by the deadline as it may affect your ability to register for needed courses.