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Taking the Analytical Writing Class

Read facts and step-by-step instructions on enrolling in Analytical Writing classes.

About Analytical Writing classes

  • You may enroll in AWP 1 (Analytical Writing Program 1) if you took but did not pass the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE).
  • If you are designated as an English Language Learner (ELL) student, enroll in AWP 2A. You will then enroll in AWP 2B in the subsequent quarter.
  • This course and grade will appear on your UCSD transcript as workload credit. 
  • Your AWP class grade will not be factored into your GPA.
  • To fulfill the requirement, you must complete an AWP class with a minimum course grade of C or better.

Enrolling in the class

  • To fulfill the writing requirement during the summer, enroll in AWP 1.
    • Enroll in AWP 1 via WebReg the summer before you begin classes at UCSD.
    • You must complete the AWP class with a minimum course grade of C or better
  • To fulfill the writing requirement during the academic year, enroll in AWP 1.
    • Enroll in AWP 1 via WebReg.
    • After open enrollment, adds and drops are handled by the Analytical Writing Program office.
  • Complete the class with a minimum grade of C or better.
  • If you enroll in an AWP 1, AWP 2A, or AWP 2B class and miss the first 2 class meetings, you will be dropped from the class, and you will not be able to enroll in the course until the following quarter.
  •  AWP 1 students have 3 quarters to fulfill the writing requirement.

Note to ELL students: you may enroll in AWP 2A-2B only once. Once you begin AWP 1, you have 3 quarters to satisfy the requirement.

Filing an appeal

Because the portfolio determines the final course grade, any appeal regarding the portfolio assessment must follow the regulations as articulated by the university.