Writing Requirement

1 required course*

All Penn undergraduates are required to complete the writing requirement. To do so, a student must receive a minimum grade of a C- in a critical writing seminar. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a writing seminar in their first or second semester at Penn. There are several different types of seminar, and students should review this guidance on choosing the right seminar before enrolling. For example, WRIT 011: Global English, is recommended  for students whose first language is not English.

Please note that AP English does not fulfill this requirement.


* Critical writing seminars must be taken for a grade, not pass/fail.