English Development Coursework
All students who score T147 or above on the EPT will be placed in English 134 (Writing and Rhetoric) or English 133 (Writing and Rhetoric for English as a Second Language Students).
All students who score below 147 on the EPT are required to enroll in Cal Poly's Writing and Rhetoric Stretch Program during their first year of coursework. Students who do not make adequate progress in completing the program during their first year of enrollment face disqualification from the University.
In the Writing and Rhetoric Stretch Program, students complete two quarters of coursework as a cohort with the same instructor. Coursework is taken in the following sequence:
- First, students enroll in either ENGL 102: Basic Writing or ENGL 113: Basic Writing for English as a Second Language Students
- After earning credit for either ENGL 102 or ENGL 113, students enroll in ENGL 103: Writing Lab Tutorial concurrently with either ENGL 134: Writing and Rhetoric or ENGL 133: Writing and Rhetoric for forEnglish as a Second Language Students.
Note: Failure to complete successfully ENGL 102/ENGL 113 or ENGL 103 results in a grade of F in ENGL 134/ ENGL 133.
Upon successful completion of the Writing and Rhetoric Stretch Program, students fulfill their remediation requirement and earn credit in GE Area A1.
For these concurrent English courses, English 134 or 133 is considered the co-requisite for ENGL 103. This means students must enroll concurrently in ENGL 103-01 and either ENGL 134 or ENGL 133 in CPREG.
Please see the Cal Poly catalog for complete English Developmental requirements and course descriptions.