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What is the University Writing Portfolio?

The University Writing Portfolio (UWP) 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.

Updates on Writing Portfolio Process

The WSU Writing Program has updated the University Writing Portfolio graduation requirement. Beginning October 2020, students needing to fulfill the writing portfolio will upload two college-level papers or essays into Qualtrics, where students will be asked to reflect on the submissions as part of the process. The Writing Program has eliminated the Timed Write component of the portfolio. For complete details, including the evaluation process, visit the Writing Program website.

Student who are graduating Fall 2020

If you have already submitted your packet of writing samples you will be evaluated on those alone. At this time we are not accepting any submissions following the old writing portfolio process. In October, you can submit any of your gathered papers to the new system. For questions, email and the Global Campus Writing Portfolio Coordinator will assist you.