Writing Portfolio

The University Writing Portfolio is a mid-career diagnostic used 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. 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 and to submit these documents to the Writing Program. Upon reaching 75 credits, students 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 matriculation.

As of October 2020, the University Writing Portfolio will be submitted online. 

Completion of the University Writing Portfolio is a requirement for graduation at Washington State University.

Submission process

University Writing Portfolio submission process (a link for submitting materials for Spring 2021 will be posted within this page on January 18, 2021)

Contact us

Questions about the University Writing Portfolio can be directed to Ciara Seppala at 360-546-9260 or van.writingassessment@wsu.edu.

Access Center Accommodations

If you have a disability and are in need of alternative testing accommodations, but you have not yet registered with the Access Center, please contact van.access.center@wsu.edu to request information or to submit an application for accommodations.

Alternative Testing Accommodations: All accommodations must be approved through the Access Center. For more information about alternative testing accommodations, please email van.access.center@wsu.edu or visit the Access Center website.