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 providing peer-to-peer learning opportunities in a welcoming environment. All students are encouraged to engage in free individual and small-group tutoring sessions with trained undergraduate and graduate consultants on any activity, assignment, or exam. Writing and subject-specific peer consultations are available in multiple locations across campus with the main hub in Kennedy Library, Room 111C.

Email writingandlearning@calpoly.edu or phone (805) 756-6032 for assistance.

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Upcoming Events

Writing and Learning Support Consultations 

January 6 - March 18

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.