Students who do no have the evidence for clearance into their desired target course have the option to appeal. To do so, the student must submit the English Prerequisite Appeal Request with any available evidence.

NOTE: Current K-12 students who have not yet completed their junior year of high school and so have not completed 3 years of English may attempt the English Prerequisite Appeal. At minimum, a district-issued or school-issued high school transcript must be submitted as evidence. K-12 students who have not completed 2 years of high school English must submit a writing sample for review by the English Department Chair.

The following items must be included with an appeal:

  1. Request Form: English Prerequisite Appeal Request
  2. Current high school transcript
  3. Writing sample (e.g. essay from current English class) if you have not completed 10th grade English.
  4. Any other evidence that will help support the appeal request. This may include a college transcript, progress report, report card, or any other supporting documents that demonstrate the ability to write at college-level.

An Appeals Committee from the English Department will meet to review the English Prerequisite Appeal and supporting documents within five business days. If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to enroll in the higher level course. If the appeal is denied, the student will not be eligible for the higher level course and will be dropped if prior enrollment was granted.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All English Prerequisite Appeals are final using the evidence submitted. If the student completes another English class at a later date, they may submit a new English Appeal Request.