All developmental English courses are offered as ENF—also called English Fundamentals—and combine developmental writing and reading. If you have questions about which course to enroll in, please contact the Advising Center.

Course Name

  • All courses use the ENF designation. Look for ENF 1, ENF 2 and ENF 3 in the schedule.
  • ENF stands for English Fundamentals, which refers to courses that integrate reading and writing skills.

Course Structure

ENF 1: Preparing for College English I (8 credits)
If you place into ENF 1, you must co-enroll into SDV 100 (1 credit) for 9 credits total.

ENF 2: Preparing for College English II (4 credits)
If you place into ENF 2, you must co-enroll into SDV 100 (1 credit) for 5 credits total.

ENF 3: Preparing for College English III (2 credits)
If you place into ENF 3, you must co-enroll into ENG 111 (3 credits) for 5 credits total.

Quick Path to College-level Courses

The ENF courses allow for a single semester path to college-level courses.

If you have succesfully completed

    You are prepared for

ENF 1

    ENG 111* or ENG 115

ENF 2

    ENG 111* or ENG 115

ENF 3/ENG 111

    ENG 112 (if required)

*Faculty placement will determine whether or not you will need to co-enroll in ENF 3 with ENG 111.

Placing into ENF Courses

The English department recommends that you take the Virginia Placement Test, but VPT is not currently being offered due to COVID-19. A range of placements and other measures are also accepted; talk to the Advising Center for more information on this.