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There are three levels of undergraduate writing courses at NSU:
COMP 1000 prepares students for COMP 1500.
COMP 1500 and either COMP 2000/2020 are required for most NSU undergraduate students.
Writing Challenge Exams
If you wish to challenge your writing course placement, you have the option to take a 45-minute writing challenge exam that consists of writing a 500-word essay. This essay will be evaluated by a member of the writing program faculty, who will then make the final decision regarding your placement. The results of this essay will determine whether you will be placed in either COMP 1000 or COMP 1500. If you wish to challenge placement, you must:
Note: Students who have not completed the Writing Challenge Exam prior to the start of the semester, and are enrolled in COMP 1000 will complete a diagnostic writing during the first week of class.