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Written Communication Placement

English/Written Communication Placement 

There are four categories for English/Written Communication:

  • W1-Fulfilled Requirement
  • W2-Enroll in GE English/Written Communication course
  • W3-Enroll in Supported GE English/Written Communication Courses. 
    Participation in Early Start is recommended.
  • W4-Enroll in Supported GE English/Written Communication Courses. 
    Participation in Early Start is required.

All students are highly encouraged to complete their A2 graduation requirement in their first year at CSUSM.

**Please note that your placement category may change when you change your major and/or when your final high school  and college transcripts have been  received and reviewed.**

English/Written Communication Placement for All Majors:

  • W1-FULFILLED REQUIREMENT: Student has fulfilled General Education A2 Requirement.
  • W2-ENROLL IN GE ENGLISH/WRITTEN COMMUNICATION COURSE: Student has met standards, ready to enroll in GEW 101B.
  • W3-ENROLL IN SUPPORTED ENGLISH/WRITTEN COMMUNICATION COURSE, EARLY START RECOMMENDED : Placement in GEW 101A and GEW 100, to be followed by GEW 101B.
  • W4-ENROLL IN SUPPORTED ENGLISH/WRITTEN COMMUNICATION COURSE, EARLY START REQUIRED : Placement in GEW 101A and GEW 100, to be followed by GEW 101B
    or
    Fall Placement= GEW 101B for students that have successfully passed ESW 101A and ESW 100 at CSUSM for Early Start with a grade of "C-" or better.