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University Writing Portfolio

University Writing Portfolio

The University Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic used to determine whether students’ writing abilities have advanced in ways that can handle the writing demands of upper-division courses and courses in their major. This assessment is used to identify students who demonstrate a need for structured writing support with upper-division writing requirements, as well as recognize the standard of writing expected of all WSU graduates.

The University Writing Portfolio requires students to select two academic texts they’ve written that they are most proud of, compose an essay reflecting on those texts, and submit these documents to the Writing Program. Upon reaching 60 credits, students will receive a registration hold as the final reminder that the University Writing Portfolio is due; students will have access to begin the submission process as soon as they enroll at WSU.

All University Writing Portfolio (UWP) materials will be submitted online through a Qualtrics submission portal. Completion of the University Writing Portfolio is a requirement for graduation at Washington State University.

For full instructions and a link to the online Qualtrics submission portal, please visit the main WSU Writing Portfolio page:

Please contact Jack Downs ( with any questions about the University Writing Portfolio.