All UCLA undergraduates are required to satisfy certain composition requirements. CSI students will be placed into the appropriate composition course based on several factors, including the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE), any Advanced Placement work in English Composition or Literature, SAT or ACT tests, or appropriate college level coursework.

When you register for CSI, you will be enrolled in English Composition 3 as a placeholder, regardless of any tests or courses you may have taken. This is done in order to initiate the I-20 process for international students and to allow Financial Aid to process aid for those who apply.

When you are at New Student Session 105, your New Student Advisor will review all of your courses and exam results to ensure appropriate course placement. If your placement is a course that is not offered during CSI, you will have the option to change to a different CSI course or choose to take 1 course in CSI.

English Composition placeholder sections students are enrolled in will show as an evening class to avoid time conflicts with other courses. The actual course during CSI will be offered in the afternoon.