Writing and Learning Initiatives

Optimizing academic support and achievement

Welcome to the Writing and Learning Center.

The Writing and Learning Center supports academic achievement by offering peer-to-peer learning opportunities in a welcoming environment. Undergraduate and graduate tutors are available for one-to-one or small-group consultations on any activity, assignment, or exam for over 250 courses and subjects across all six colleges. These free, collaborative consultations are student-driven, which means that the learning experience is propelled by the specific questions and individual needs the student(s) brings to the session. As a result, the center offers a unique space on campus dedicated to student-centered learning. 

Get peer-to-peer support on the following:

  • Course assignments
  • Problem sets
  • Exam preparation
  • General Study Skills

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Upcoming Events

Writing and Learning Online Support 

April 6 - June 10

WPE Dates, 2019-2020 

October 1, 2, and 5
January 25, 28, and 29
April 21, 22, and 25


*For WPE preparatory resources, click here.

Academic Preparation and Placement

Cal Poly adheres to the CSU's placement practice, which evaluates multiple measures of pre-college academic performance to determine placement in first-year English and math courses. Cal Poly also offers summer support courses in compliance with the CSU's Early Start Program to help incoming first-year students prepare for a successful college experience. For more information, click here.

Writing and Learning Center

The university's Writing and Learning Center intends to ensure optimal educational opportunities for diverse student populations through peer-to-peer support in reading comprehension, writing, test preparation, and various subjects in addition to academic support workshops. Students may work with a peer consultant in Kennedy Library, 111C, and multiple University Housing locations. For more information, click here.

Graduation Writing Requirement

All degree-seeking Cal Poly students, including a Master's degree or teaching credential, must fulfill the GWR.  Undergraduate students must complete 90 units before they can attempt to fulfill the requirement and should do so before the senior year. The two pathways to GWR completion are 1) in an approved upper-division course and 2) via the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE). For more information, click here.