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Student Resources: WI Course Information

Tips, guidelines and strategies for success with Academic Writing.

WI Course Information

Information for Writing Intensive courses at ECU

Students enrolling at East Carolina University must fulfill the writing across the curriculum requirement prior to graduation. To do so, each student must complete a minimum of 12 s.h. of writing intensive (WI) courses, including ENGL 1100, 1200; at least one 3 s.h. WI course in the major; and any other 3 s.h. WI course of the student’s choice. All second degree students will be required to complete at least 3 s.h. of WI course work in the major. 


Writing intensive courses/sections of courses are identified each semester in the course schedule listing and will be designated WI on the student’s transcript. All writing intensive courses are designated with the WI tag in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Writing Across the Curriculum Primer

ECU WI Requirements

For additional information about the writing intensive requirement at East Carolina University, view the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services section of this catalog.