The GPA in the English major and minor is calculated by using all and only those English courses at NIU numbered 110 or higher, specifically excluding ENGL 103, ENGL 104, and ENGL 105.
Students with a major or minor in English must demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of English grammar by successfully completing ENGL 207 or by passing an exemption examination. Students should satisfy this requirement as early as possible. The exemption examination must be taken no later than the end of the first semester in which students enroll for any course to be included in the English major or minor. Students who have not attempted the examination by the end of their first semester will not be permitted further enrollment towards the major or minor. Failure to pass the exemption examination on the first attempt necessitates that a student successfully complete ENGL 207.
ENGL 103, ENGL 104, and ENGL 105 are not counted toward the 50-semester-hour maximum hours allowed in a single department, as described in “Special Requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.”