Note: The orientation portfolio option is available only for fall admission
freshmen. It is not used for January or August orientations.
Honors College Students only: No portfolio or essay, as writing is assessed in Core I.
Your portfolio must include three pieces of writing. All three pieces are equally important. These pieces of writing do not need to come from English classes; papers that were written in class or out of school are acceptable as long as a teacher or school counselor
can verify the writing is yours. Papers may have been revised after being returned by a teacher.
A maximum of 20 pages total of writing can be included in the portfolio.
Type your name and your IUP ID number, which can be found in your recently mailed invitation letter, in the upper right corner of every page.
You may submit your portfolio by e-mail or postal mail.
If you are submitting by e-mail, the -email must come from a teacher or school guidance counselor (from an official school e-mail account); we must receive your portfolio by the deadline that matches your orientation date (use the deadline chart below).
Writing Placement ProgramIUP Department of English981 Grant StreetIndiana, PA 15705
Portfolios that do not meet the
requirements will not be accepted for review. Do not include any original documents in your portfolio that you want back. No materials will be returned to you.
If your portfolio is not accepted for review, you will be notified prior to your orientation session. If your portfolio is reviewed, you will not be contacted, and you will receive your results from the portfolio evaluation during your Orientation session. If you have any
questions, please contact Dr. Bryna Siegel Finer at
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