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What is the University Writing Portfolio?

The University Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic to determine if students’ writing abilities have advanced in ways that can handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in their major. At WSU, successful completion of the University Writing Portfolio is a requirement for graduation for all undergraduate students, including transfer students with an AA or AS degree.

Temporary Suspension of Holds, Requirements

The University Writing Portfolio graduation requirement is currently under review by the WSU Writing Program. During this revaluation period, the process for completing the requirements has been suspended for both the Timed Write essay and the mailed Portfolio Packet of three writing samples.

Because of the suspension, students will not have Writing Portfolio holds blocking registration for the Fall 2020 semester.

Details on how to submit your Portfolio Packet and take the Timed Write essay will be provided near the start of the Fall semester.

If you are working to complete the University Writing Portfolio requirement, we encourage you to continue to gather your best writing samples from your Spring and Summer classes.

If you are planning to graduate in August 2020 and have not completed the University Writing Portfolio, please email online.wp@wsu.edu and the Global Campus Writing Portfolio Coordinator will assist you.

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