Frequently Asked Questions



I have been placed in Composition, but I don’t think I should have been. How did you decide this? What should I do? 

Incoming first-year students complete a timed, online writing assessment in May.  Any student whom the grading committee believes would benefit from additional instruction in writing is placed in Composition. If you feel you would not benefit from this instruction, you may contact the Director of University Writing. First-year students are also given a diagnostic essay to write their first day of class to determine that they have been placed correctly. 

I would like to switch into a section of Composition that takes place at a different time.  Is it possible to change my class schedule at the beginning of the term?  What do I do?

The Fall 2013 registration period opens on August 15.  Students are required to obtain instructor consent in order to drop or switch Composition courses.  From August 15 through September 9, students assigned to Composition may drop or switch courses via a consent codes issued by the instructor or an add/drop form with instructor's signature.  Beginning on September 10, COMP-assigned students are required to complete a Special Permission to Drop Composition form and turn it in to the Registrar's Office with all necessary signatures.

Where do I go with questions or problems concerning my UWS/Composition registration?

For UWS or Composition questions, please contact the Director of University Writing, Dawn Skorczewski.

Where do I go with questions or problems concerning transfer credit or academic advising?

For questions about transfer credit, please contact Irene Widugiris.  For academic advising, please call the Office of Academic Services at 781-736-3470.