Undergraduate students who transfer credits to Ball State from other institutions must also complete Ball State's Writing Proficiency requirement if they are pursuing a first bachelor's degree. All transfer credits count toward the Credits Applied total and affect a student's eligibility to take WPP392 (Writing Proficiency Exam). In general, if you transfer fewer than 89 credits and have credit for ENG 104 or its equivalent, you should plan to register for WPP392 as soon as you can.
There are, however, some variations in policy:
- A student who transfers 90+ credits and is, therefore, over the credit limit for WPP392 (Writing Proficiency Exam) may attempt WPP392 one time. This attempt must take place within one academic year of the student's initial transfer.
- If the student does not pass this first attempt, he or she must successfully complete WPP393 (Writing Proficiency Course) in order to satisfy the Writing Proficiency requirement.
- In order to be able to register for WPP392, the student must first come to the Writing Proficiency Program Office in NQ336 during the week prior to Exam Registration and request that a Class Override permission be placed on his or her record. Without the Class Override permission, the student will not be able to register during the Registration Period.
If you are at all unsure about your eligibility to take WPP392 (Writing Proficiency Exam), please come to our office in NQ336, so we can look into your particular case.