The University System of Georgia approved for GSW to be exempt from requiring the passing of the Regents' Test as a condition for graduation. The quality of GSW's two composition courses, ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102, has been deemed sufficient to measure a student's collegiate reading and writing skills.
All students must still meet the current requirement of earning a grade of C or better in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 if they have not already done so.
- If you have failed one or both parts of the Regents' Test, you will not be required to take the Regents' Test again or be enrolled in Regents' remedial courses. You will be required to pass both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 with grades of C or better.
- If you have never taken the Regents' Test, you do not have to take it, but you will have to earn grades of C or better in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102, as is currently required.
- If you have transferred in credit for ENGL 1101 or have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or CLEP credit for ENGL 1101 but do not have credit for ENGL 1102, you will need to take ENGL 1102, earning a grade of C or better. You do not have to take the Regents' Test.
- If you have transferred in both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 with grades of C or better, you do not have to meet additional course requirements at GSW and you do not have to take the Regents' Test.
The Regents' remedial classes, RGTE 0199 and RGTR 0198, will no longer be required or offered.
If you need extra academic support in reading or writing, please go to the GSW Writing Center in room 107 of the English Building.