Current Student Curriculum Information
Curriculum for students who began Fall 2020 & AFTER
Curriculum for students who began BEFORE Fall 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
GVSU Writing Requirements
WRT 150. Honors students satisfy the WRT 150 requirement by completing HNR 151 and HNR 152 (the fall semester of a first-year sequence) with an average grade of B or better. They may also earn WRT 150 credit through AP or CLEP exam or by transferring an approved course from another college or university.
SWS. Honors students can earn credit for one SWS course by completing HNR 153 and HNR 154 (the winter semester of a first-year sequence) with an averaged grade of B or better. They must earn their second SWS course credit outside of Honors--typically within their major. Students who have WRT 150 credit may earn SWS credit by taking any designated SWS course, so Honors students who fail to earn SWS credit through HNR 153 and HNR 154 may do so by taking designated SWS courses outside of Honors.
Portfolio Appeal. Students who do not earn WRT 150 credit through HNR 151 and HNR 152 may appeal to the Director of the Honors College by collecting three graded papers, including at least two from the first-year sequence, and appending a cover letter making the case that the writing demonstrates B-or-better qualities in WRT 150. Please email the packet to [email protected] or drop them at 120 Niemeyer, the Meijer Honors College Office. The Director may consult with the sequence faculty and/or the Faculty Chair in Honors in making a final determination. If the appeal succeeds, the Honors office will request a WRT 150 waiver from Records. If the appeal fails, the student will need to satisfy the WRT 150 requirement through CLEP exam or transfer, or by successfully completing the WRT 150 course.