DSP - The New UCSC Online Directed Self-Placement - for students entering Fall 2020.

AWPE - The Analytical Writing Placement Exam - how and when to take the exam, and how UC interprets your score.

ELWR - The UC Entry Level Writing Requirement – can be satisfied by certain previous courses, a passing AWPE or other assessment score, or completion of Writing Program course(s).

Composition – can be satisfied by certain courses taken prior to UCSC, or completion of Writing Program course(s).

Employment Opportunities

The UC Santa Cruz Writing Program invites applications for an ongoing pool of instructors. Employment info


Support Writing

Give to the Humanities-Don Rothman Writing Award - The award honors the achievements of first-year students, and recognizes faculty excellence in writing pedagogy.

Support the UCSC Writing Program - every gift makes a difference for our writing students.