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University Studies Program

Satisfying the L


The L course is required for all students under USP 2003.  Even if the I requirement is waived, you must still satisfy the L requirement.  However, some students may be eligible to satisfy the L requirement  if they meet one of the following criteria AND pass the TIP exam, offered by the University Libraries, with a minimum score of 70%.  This approach is temporary, and should be used when it is the only reasonable and timely option for the student.  Students will receive no credit hours for the exam and will not be assessed a fee.  The eligibility criteria are:

        A.         Students who transfer to UW with 16 or more credits (post high school) or

        B.        Students who began their UW career under USP 1991, left UW for one or more years, and are returning to UW under USP 2003.

Students who are eligible for this approach should complete a University Studies Petition, requesting a substitution of the L Requirement with the TIP exam.  The petition should be signed by the student's advisor and submitted to the University Studies Coordinator (Old Main, Room 312).  The processing of the petition will be completed after the student’s TIP score has been verified with University Libraries.

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