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).

Important  Dates

Jan  8
Writing 2 Enrollment Ends at 5pm
Jan  12
Writing 1 Enrollment Ends at 5pm
Jun  10
Drop in Advising suspended until 6/10/21 email your questions to
Jun  18
Rothman Awards Essay Deadline is 06/18/2021

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.