Waiver of English 302

General Information

ENGH 302 is required of all undergraduates at George Mason University.  Any student meeting eligibility requirements may submit a portfolio for consideration. 

Portfolio Submission Information for Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Submission acceptance begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Final submission deadline for academic year 17-18 is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Any portfolios submitted after that will be returned to the student.

Read all instructions carefully. Failure to complete requirements as stated will result in a delay in processing. It is incumbent upon students to provide all required documents in the formats requested. Students must allow at least six to eight weeks before receiving portfolio results.

Students are advised to submit portfolios two full semesters prior to their expected graduation date. In the event they have not allowed two full semesters, they should register for ENGH 302 following submission as a safeguard in case the exemption request is denied. You may not submit a portfolio if you are completing or have completed ENGH 302.

In order to qualify for the waiver, students should present writing samples that demonstrate proficiency equal to that of students who have successfully completed ENGH 302 and pass a two-hour written essay exam. Students must complete the essay exam by the deadline stated in the results notification email. Students who fail to complete the exam within this time limit will forfeit their eligibility to petition for exemption.

Students should be aware that merely submitting a portfolio does not guarantee a waiver of ENGH 302. 

The results of the portfolio and essay exam evaluation are not negotiable. If waiver is denied, students may not resubmit the portfolio or retake the exam. They must register for a section of ENGH 302 relevant to their major.

Submission Location

Students may submit portfolios to Stacey Remick-Simkins, Robinson A487 on the Fairfax Campus. Alternatively, they may drop off the portfolio during Ms. Remick-Simkins' visits to the Science and Technology and Loudoun campuses. Students must provide a Mason ID or a copy of a picture ID with the portfolio.

Students may mail their portfolios to:

Stacey Remick-Simkins
English Department MSN 3E4
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information.email sremicks@gmu.edu

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