All undergraduate students, full or part time, must meet the Effective Writing Requirement. Students who have not satisfied the Effective Writing Requirement will not be allowed to register for any term that begins twelve or more months after they first started classes as regular registered (i.e., not Open Studies) students. For example, students who begin their studies at the University of Calgary in the Fall Term will not be allowed to register for the subsequent Fall Term until they have completed the Effective Writing Requirement. In practice this means that students must complete the requirement by May of their first year in order to avoid delays in their second year registration.
Students transferring to the University of Calgary who have only five full-course equivalents remaining to complete their degree requirements must satisfy the Effective Writing Requirement within a year, as outlined above. In all cases, the Effective Writing Requirement must be completed prior to graduation.
Students with an Effective Writing Requirement withhold are not permitted to register under any student category (including Open Studies) until the requirement has been met.
To meet the Effective Writing Requirement, all students must either:
1. Pass the Effective Writing Test (otherwise known as the Alberta Universities' Writing Competence Test), or
2. Be exempt from the test.