First-Year Writing Frequently Asked Questions
Spring 2024

Welcome, Spartans! We’re excited to meet you and work with you this spring semester 2024 in one of our First-Year Writing (FYW) courses, designed to help you transition to MSU and to university-level writing.

We’ve included a list below of some fairly common questions students have about enrollment in FYW (WRA 0102/1004, WRA 101, or WRA 195H). We hope these are helpful! Please note that we do not provide overrides into already full sections. 

  • If you are experiencing difficulties enrolling in a section of WRA 1004/0102 or WRA 101 for spring 2024 that has seats available, please contact Rhonda Hibbit (hibbit@msu.edu).

  • If you are trying to switch from one section of WRA 101 to another that has seats available for spring 2024 and you are not able to do so yourself, please contact Rhonda Hibbit (hibbit@msu.edu).

  • If you have accidentally dropped or been dropped from your WRA 101 course and need to be re-enrolled, please contact Rhonda Hibbit (hibbit@msu.edu).

  • If you have questions about the content, focus, and goals of MSU’s First-Year Writing program, please see https://wrac.msu.edu/about-first-year-writing/, and/or contact Professor Julie Lindquist, Director of First-Year Writing (lindqu11@msu.edu) and Professor Joyce Meier, Associate Director of First-Year Writing (meierjo@msu.edu).

  • If you have questions about transferring in first-year writing classes or credits, please first see https://transfer.msu.edu/, where you can see how a course taken elsewhere transfers to MSU. If you still have questions, please contact Professor Joyce Meier, Associate Director of First-Year Writing (meierjo@msu.edu).

  • If you are having difficulty enrolling in WRA 101 or WRA 195H because the system says you have “duplicate credits,” this might be because you have AP (Advanced Placement) credit, have fulfilled the first-year writing requirement at MSU, and are not required to take an MSU first-year writing course. Please see https://wrac.msu.edu/placement/ for more information and if you have questions, please contact Professor Julie Lindquist, Director of FYW (lindqu11@msu.edu) and Professor Joyce Meier, Associate Director of First-Year Writing (meierjo@msu.edu).

  • If the information above does not address a question you have, please reach out to Professor Julie Lindquist, Director of FYW (lindqu11@msu.edu) and Professor Joyce Meier, Associate Director of First-Year Writing (meierjo@msu.edu). hib