Writing Program Pathways
All incoming students begin their Writing Program pathway at APU with The Writing Class Placement Questionnaire, a brief survey that assists you in making the best APU writing course choice for you. To fulfill the General Education (GE) Writing Program requirements at APU, most students begin with Writing 1 (with or without the optional Writing 1 Lab) in their first year, move on to Writing 2 in their second year, and complete Writing 3 during their third or fourth year. As reflected in the GE curriculum (beginning 2016-17), students take Writing 1 unless they have equivalent coursework or sufficient Advanced Placement (AP) scores that they have transferred (or plan to transfer) to APU.
Students may potentially transfer eligible coursework (or AP test scores for Writing 1) to fulfill APU’s GE writing course requirements, but cannot otherwise “test out” of Writing 1, Writing 2, or Writing 3.