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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for Warren Writing?

Students can register on WebReg for WCWP 10A, WCWP 10B or WCWP 100 classes during their WebReg appointments. Register online via WebReg.

To enroll in WCWP 10A, students will first need to fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) requirement.

If you are dropped from a WCWP course due to issues with tuition payments, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that you will be reinstated to the course.

I am currently in AWP 3 or 4B and would like to enroll in WCWP 10A next quarter. How can I enroll?

You must pass AWP 3 or AWP 4B (a C is the minimum passing grade for this requirement) to meet the prerequisite for WCWP 10A. You cannot enroll in WCWP 10A until this prerequisite is met and your academic record reflects that you have fulfilled the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). This might mean that even if you pass AWP 3 or 4B during fall quarter, you may have to wait until spring quarter to take 10A, as your academic record won’t reflect your passing grade in AWP until after winter registration has taken place.

How do I know if I fulfilled ELWR?

There are a number of ways to fulfill the ELWR as articulated on the Analytical Writing Program website.

Freshmen can take a community college course prior to entering UCSD in order to fulfill the ELWR requirement, but they cannot use community college courses in place of either Warren Writing course.

We do not accept unofficial or self-reported grades or test scores to waive the ELWR restriction. Students MUST wait until their record officially updates before they will be allowed to register for 10A.


How does the waitlist work?

UCSD has an automated waitlist procedure. Being on a waitlist means that if and when a space becomes available, the enrollment system will automatically enroll you in the course. When a space becomes available, you will receive an email notification letting you know you have been moved from the waitlist into the class. If you add your name to a waitlist but you are not eligible to enroll in the course (because you lack a prerequisite, for example) and a space becomes available, you will be dropped from the waitlist.

If you are on a waitlist for one of the sections of WCWP 10A or 10B, you must attend all sessions and complete all assignments in order to be added to the class. Please contact your instructor or the Warren Writing main office if you have any questions.

Please be aware that if you are on the waitlist for a summer session course, and then enroll in the same course for fall quarter, you will be automatically dropped from the waitlist for the summer course. We do not have the ability to reinstate you to your previous position on a waitlist.

What are my chances of getting into the class if I'm on the waitlist?

Warren Writing classes fill up quickly and very few students drop, especially during fall quarter. Students who are first on the waitlist have about a 50% chance of getting into the course, and the likelihood of getting in drops for every student on the waitlist thereafter. If you are on the waitlist, plan to take that course the following quarter.

I really need to take Warren Writing this quarter. Is there any way to change the enrollment limit?

So that our students will receive the best writing education that we can deliver, the enrollment limit for Warren Writing classes is capped at either 15 or 20 students. We cannot make any exceptions to this enrollment limit.

*Please note: not all incoming students will be able to begin the Warren sequence during their first quarter at UCSD, and that is okay. As long as you begin the sequence during your first or second year, you will not be negatively impacted. 

It is strongly encouraged that transfer students take WCWP 100 their first year at UCSD. We cannot guarantee a seat for any student, even if it is your final quarter at UCSD.

Transfer Students

What class/classes am I required to take as a transfer student?

If you have been admitted into UCSD as a first-year, you are required to take WCWP 10A and WCWP 10B to fulfill your general education writing requirements, regardless of prior coursework completed at other colleges.

Warren students admitted as Transfers who have completed TAG, IGETC, or a reciprocity agreement from a four-year institution are only required to take WCWP 100.

Students who are admitted to UCSD as Transfers from other colleges without having completed a TAG or IGETC agreement may have to take both WCWP 10A and WCWP 100 if no other English or Writing courses have been completed at previous institutions. Please contact Academic Advising to determine whether you need to complete both courses, or just WCWP 100.

I'm an incoming transfer student, but WebReg is not allowing me to enroll in WCWP 100. How can I enroll?

WCWP 100 is restricted to students with at least 90 units on their record. If you can’t enroll, it is likely because you either have not completed 90 units, or the university has not processed/posted your transcripts yet. If your transcript shows that you meet the criteria to enroll in 100, please submit an EASy request, including a copy of your transcripts, for enrollment authorization.

General FAQ

Will Warren Writing be offered during Summer Session?

It is our goal to offer at least five sections of both WCWP 10B and WCWP 100 every summer, split between the two sessions. We may also offer one or two sections of WCWP 10A open to continuing students only.

Our writing courses are challenging and demanding even in a normal academic quarter. During summer session, they require even more commitment and effort. In order to fulfill the learning objectives of the course, the same amount of work will be expected of students, but in half the time due to the five-week summer session. It is strongly encouraged that students do not take more than one other course in the same summer session that they enroll in a WCWP course. 

Enrollment limits for summer session are determined with instructor workload in mind. It is up to the discretion of individual instructors whether they would like to increase their enrollment limit to admit additional students. Because instructors are compensated at a flat rate, they will never be forced to admit additional students to their class. We therefore cannot guarantee a seat, or make any kind of special accommodations, for students who cannot gain admittance to a summer offering of WCWP, regardless of need. Please plan accordingly.

Where can I get additional writing help?

The UCSD Writing Hub offers assistance on all Warren Writing assignments. You can make an appointment with a writing mentor, drop-in during designated hours, or attend group workshops.

I'm not in Warren. Can I still take Warren Writing?

WCWP 10A, WCWP 10B, and WCWP 100 are for Warren College students only. Other college and university students, including doctoral, Extension, and visiting students, may not take these courses. For additional writing instruction for non-Warren students, please check out courses offered by the Analytical Writing Program.