Waiver of English 302

Portfolio Submission Information During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the English Department is remote as are classes. Portfolios for Academic Year 20-21 will be accepted between August 1, 2020, and December 11, 2020, and between January 4, 2021 and May 11, 2021. 

General Information

Any student who meets the eligibility requirements may apply for a waiver of English 302.  Students need to present writing samples from their coursework at Mason that demonstrate mastery of the ENGH 302  learning outcomes and pass a two-hour written essay exam.  Students must write the essay exam within six months from the date of notification of eligibility.

You must receive a pass on your portfolio to be eligible for the exam.  You must pass the exam to be awarded the waiver. Please see the ENGH 302 FAQs page for more information.

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, students who attempt the waiver will submit their portfolios via Blackboard. Students interested in submitting a portfolio should email Dr. Jessica Matthews, Associate Director of Composition, at jmatthe2@gmu.edu