All W&M students must complete:
1. COLL 150 courses: All students must satisfactorily complete with a grade of C- or better, during their first year at the College, a COLL 150 course.
2. Major Writing Requirement: The purpose of the Major Writing Requirement is to ensure that students continue to develop their ability to write in clear, effective prose, which contains sustained and well-developed thought. The Major Writing Requirement must provide students with a series of opportunities to practice their writing, especially as commented upon by an instructor.
Each student is expected to complete the Major Writing Requirement before the beginning of the graduating semester, normally during the junior and senior years; where this requirement may be met through a Major Honors paper, a senior paper, or the like, it may be completed as late as the end of the graduating semester. When a student has a double major, the Major Writing Requirement applies in each major.