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Advising Handbook

English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP)

EAPP is a two-semester program for native and non-native English speakers that gives students time to focus on English writing, critical reading, and research skills. This program helps students develop communication skills that will prepare them for social and academic interactions in the United States.

Fall semester consists of:

  • WRT 101: Communication across Contexts I (2 credits)
  • WRT 103: Critical Reading, Reasoning, and Writing (6 credits)

Spring semester consists of:

  • WRT 102: Communication across Contexts II (2 credits)
  • WRT 104: Research, Reading, and Writing (6 credits)

Completing WRT 103 and WRT 104 with a C or better satisfies the College’s primary writing requirement.


Beginning with students admitted in fall 2016, 10 of the 16 credits earned in EAPP will be applied toward their degree. In earlier years, students were permitted to apply eight of the 16 credits toward their degree.

Students can petition to increase this to 10 credits if they agree to change their letter grade in WRT 101 or 102 to a P grade, which will then not be calculated into the grade point average.


Students are admitted into EAPP in accordance with the University of Rochester undergraduate application process. There is no separate application for EAPP.

Students who are interested in the program, but were not added to it, should contact Paige Sloan, EAPP director at


For more information, visit the EAPP program page or contact Paige Sloan, EAPP director, at