If you have Advanced Placement or transfer
credit* for ENG 100, ENG 200**, or ESL 100, the FW requirement is satisfied.
No UHM course needed.
Advanced Placement credit:
A score of “4” or “5” on either of the two Advanced
Placement English Exams (Language & Composition OR Literature &
Composition) is equivalent to UHM's ENG 100 course.
Transfer credit: If you passed a
course at another college that is officially equivalent to UHM’s
ENG 100, ENG 200**, or ESL 100, you have satisfied the FW requirement.
Please note that credit for
other types of English courses does
not fulfill the FW
requirement. Similarly, transfer students who had a
writing-course requirement waived at their former school have
not automatically fulfilled UHM’s FW requirement.
Steps to take:
For AP credit: Have your AP scores
sent to the UHM Admissions Office for processing.
For transfer credit: Have an
official transcript sent to the UHM Admissions Office for
evaluation of transfer credit. When you receive your University
of Hawai'i System Transfer Report, confirm that you have credit for ENG
100, ENG 200, or ESL100. (Visit the Mānoa Transfer
Coordination Center or a college adviser if you have questions.)
* Check AP/transfer credit by
MyUH, clicking on “STAR Degree Check,” and viewing a report
from the "Transcripts" tab. (Information should be available approximately
8 weeks after your tuition deposit is submitted.) You will also be
sent a “University of Hawai‘i
** ENG 200 is not an FW course at UHM. However, students who
transfer in with ENG 200 credit are considered to have fulfilled
Manoa's FW requirement because the course focuses on composition
at a more advanced level. Students with ENG 200 credit should
consult with a School/College advisor to confirm that they have
been given FW credit for the course.