The core writing requirement courses offered by the IUPUI Writing Program provide the foundation for communicating in college and beyond. These courses support the University’s mission and its Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success in unique and exciting ways.
Requirements for writing classes are established by schools and degree programs at IU, not by the Writing Program. You should complete your writing requirement(s) within your first two years (60 credit hours) at IU.
For Transfer students: You should take care of writing course requirements as soon as you transfer. Contact your academic advisor for more information.
In no case should students wait until their senior year or until applying for graduation to determine whether they have fulfilled their writing requirement.
Being successful involves starting off in the right course, one that will support and challenge you. After you have responded to ten questions, we will suggest a specific course that’s right for you. After reading descriptions of IU’s two first-year writing courses, you may choose to accept our recommendation or make a different choice.
Note that you must have your campus username and password activated before you can complete the Guided Self-Placement. If you need help with your account, contact: email@example.com or 274-4357.
If you are an international student, this might not be the right placement procedure for you. Read about your options.
The following guidelines will help you determine whether you should take the EAP Placement Test or complete the Guided Self-Placement Process to place yourself in one of the Writing Program Courses:
For more information, contact:
Professor Steve Fox
Director of Writing
Associate Director of Writing
W131 Course Coordinator
W230, W231, W270 and Honors Writing Coordinator
Cavanaugh Hall 423
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis IN 46202-5140
The office will be open, but there is no receptionist. You are welcome to drop by if you’re in the building but to be sure of talking to someone, make an appointment with one of the faculty members listed above.