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

Mar  16
Drop in Advising suspended until 6/11 email your questions to
Apr  3
Writing Course Enrollments End 4PM
May  1
Summer Session Enrollment Begins
Jun  11
Rothman Submission Deadline

Employment Opportunities

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

  • Teaching Professors
  • Lecturers
  • Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)
  • Tutors


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.