Registering for Credit

In addition to working with walk-in students, the RWC offers three opportunities for students interested in registering for course credit:
ENC1905 Provides individualized response to undergraduate writing. The goal of ENC 1905 is to facilitate the student’s overall development as a writer.
REA1905 Provides individualized instruction in reading speed and comprehension strategies. The goal of REA 1905 is to help undergraduate students become more effective college-level readers.
ENG5998 Provides individualized instruction for graduate students working on conference papers, articles, theses, and dissertations. Also provides reading instruction when needed. The goal of ENG 5998 is to facilitate the student’s overall development as a scholar.

Enrollment in all three courses is based on permission of the instructor, so you must complete and submit an application for course credit in order to be registered. You may pick up a copy of the application in the RWC or you may find an electronic version here:

Request for Course Registration.pdf

Once you complete the application, you may submit it to the RWC in person, or you may email an electronic copy to Dr. Jude Marr ( Decisions will be based on both the type and specificity of the needs and goals you identify on your application.

What’s the difference between registering for credit hours and coming to the RWC as a walk-in?


First, students who register for course credit are guaranteed a weekly appointment. Walk-in students, on the other hand, may only schedule an appointment one week in advance. This could be beneficial to you since the number of available appointments becomes more limited as the semester continues. Second, registered students are guaranteed to work with one tutor during the course of the semester. Yes, walk-in students have the opportunity to work with one tutor, but more often than not, they work with a variety of tutors due to tutor availability and scheduling constraints. Working with different tutors could provide you with a variety of valuable ways of looking at your work, but working with one tutor gives you the opportunity to develop a close, collaborative relationship with someone who will become familiar with who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish.

How many hours may I register for?


You may register for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours. The number of credit hours you request will determine the amount of time you’re required to work with your tutor per week. During the fall and spring semesters, 1 credit hour requires 30 minutes per week, 2 credit hours requires 1 hour per week, and 3 credit hours requires one hour and 30 minutes per week.


How will I be graded?

Registered students earn either a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade. In order to earn a satisfactory grade, you must attend your sessions regularly. You must also come prepared to work with your tutor. This means you must bring materials to discuss, or you must complete any work your tutor might assign. Please note that more than two unexcused absences counts as grounds for earning an unsatisfactory grade. You might also earn an unsatisfactory grade if you continually come to your sessions unprepared or late.

If you have any further questions about registering for credit hours in the RWC, please contact Stephen McElroy (

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