How do I know which EXPOS course I should take?
If you are an international student, you may be asked to take a placement test that will either direct you to enroll in a specific section of one of these courses below, or direct you to our International sequence of writing classes. If you do not see your school below (i.e. Gallatin, Liberal Studies), it is because those schools administer and teach their own writing requirements.
College of Arts and Science: EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay
College of Nursing: EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay and ACE-UE 110 The Advanced College Essay: Education and the Professions.
Tandon School of Engineering: EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay and either EXPOS-UA 2 The Advanced College Essay: School of Engineering or EXPOS-UA 22, 23 or 24, Advanced Writing for Engineers (AWE).
Silver School of Social Work: EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay and ACE-UE 110 The Advanced College Essay: Education and the Professions.
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay and ACE-UE 110 The Advanced College Essay: Education and the Professions. For assistance with enrolling in ACE-UE 110, please contact email@example.com.
Stern School of Business: Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) or Commerce and Culture (MULT-UB 100).
Tisch School of the Arts: EXPOS-UA 5 Writing the Essay: Art and the World and ASPP-UT 2 The Advanced College Essay: The World Through Art. For assistance with enrolling in ASPP-UT 2, please contact Emily.Brown@nyu.edu.
International students at any of the schools with requirements in the Expository Writing Program may take EXPOS-UA 4 International Writing Workshop I and EXPOS-UA 9 International Writing Workshop II in lieu of Writing the Essay. Consult your advisor for information about your recommended placement.
What is the writing requirement?
Some (but not all) schools at NYU have a writing requirement, which you must complete in order to graduate. If you are a student in CAS, Steinhardt, Nursing, Silver, and Tandon, you fulfill this writing requirement by taking your EWP course(s). CAS students must receive a grade of C- or above to pass this requirement. If the grade is lower, you will need to take the Writing Proficiency Exam.
I’m a transfer student who’s already done a writing course at my previous institution. What should I do?
Transfer students with 21 credits may apply to waive all or part of the EWP writing requirement.
I’m a Tisch student and I see in my schedule that I’m enrolled in UA-5 twice in the Fall or ASPP-UT 2 in the Spring. Is this a mistake?
It isn’t. All Tisch first year students taking EXPOS also attend evening plenary lectures in the Fall and Spring, and these lectures appear on your schedule with the same course code. Your Writing the Essay professor will have more details for you.
How do I submit to Mercer Street?
You can find submission guidelines at the Mercer Street website here.
I’m interested in becoming a student writing tutor at EWP. How do I apply?
In the spring and late summer of each year, we invite applications for the course-based Writing Tutors and Writing Partners Programs from rising sophomores. Applicants interested in the Senior Tutor position must first apply to the Writing Tutors or Writing Partners Programs. For more information about our application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I make an appointment at the Writing Center?
For more information about the EWP Writing Centers at 411 Lafayette (Washington Square) and Dibner Library (Tandon), please go to the Writing Center page. You can book an appointment online, and both locations also offer drop-in consultations.
What are the opening hours of the EWP program office at Washington Square and at Tandon? Will my professor be there?
Our offices are open Monday through Friday, between 9 and 5pm. You cannot rely on your professor being in their office unless you have made a prior appointment with them.