International & Multilingual Speakers
First-Year Writing Coordinator
Students with English as their second language may have unique writing needs that can best be supported through dedicated sections of WRIT 1301 for international and multilingual students.
You may choose to take a regular section or an international speaker section of WRIT 1301; however, we strongly recommend that you base this decision on your TOEFL, MELAB, IETLS, or MN Battery score.
WRIT 1301 for International and Multilingual Students
The international sections of WRIT 1301 are only offered during the day and are listed at the top of the schedule (sections 1-10). You will want to register for one of these sections if any of the following applies to you:
- TOEFL iBT score under 100
- MELAB score under 85
- IETLS under 7.5
- MN Battery under 85
If you are an international, immigrant, or multilingual student, you may register for any open NNS section without a permission number. If you have difficulty registering or have questions, contact Sheryl Holt, the coordinator for international sections, for a permission number.
WRIT 1301 for Native Speakers
You may choose to register for a native-speaker (regular) section if your TOEFL iBT score is 100 or above. No special permission is needed to register. However, after classes begin, it may be difficult to switch sections.