As a general education requirement, writing proficiency is evaluated at USC Aiken. This requirement can be satisfied by completing a Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP). Please check with your advisor to see if the writing proficiency requirement is a prerequisite for any courses in your program of study. It is a good idea to complete this requirement in your junior year to help minimize registration problems that might occur if you wait.
The WPP contains three papers from your college career accompanied by a reflective essay. The folder requires a list of the courses that correspond to the papers submitted; you can acquire this information via your transcript on SSC or Degree Works. Before submitting the portfolio, you might want to visit the Writing Room for a consultation. When you are ready to submit your portfolio, bring it to the Writing Room in H&SS 112. Palmetto College (and other online) students can send the WPP directly to Dr. Matt Miller, Department of English, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.
Spring: Last Wednesday in January
Summer: First Wednesday in June
Fall: First Wednesday after Labor Day holiday