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 90-minute 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.
The Composition Program accepts portfolios from August 1 to May 15 of each academic year.
Students who attempt the waiver will submit their portfolios via Blackboard. Students interested in submitting a portfolio should email Dr. Jennifer Messier, Associate Director of Composition, at firstname.lastname@example.org.