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Upon admission to the University of Oregon, all students are advised to complete the writing requirement early in their studies. The requirement consists of WR121 and either WR122 or WR123

Petitions are for students who have transfer credit or courses in composition that may count for part of the writing requirement. Publications in academic journals or professional texts may also be considered as the basis for adjustments to the writing requirement. Petitions are designed to assist with students’ long-term planning rather than to resolve last-minute difficulties. Petition results are available 4-6 weeks after petition is received.

Students who wish to challenge the writing requirement based on their mastery of written reasoning should not submit a petition. Instead, those students should take the waiver exam, which is administered by the Testing Center in the first week of classes in fall, winter, and spring terms.

Click Here to view and download the petition form, and submit it with any documentation to the English Department in 118 PLC. We aren’t accepting petitions over email at this point, so please bring the form to the office.