Students wishing to satisfy the college writing requirement (Proficiency 1) by portfolio review must have senior status (88 or more hours completed toward graduation).
Please be sure to meet with your academic advisor if you are considering submitting a portfolio for exemption from the Proficiency 1 writing requirement. An exemption is just that--an exemption. No college credits are granted with an exemption. Some colleges at WMU require credits for the proficiency 1 class and an exemption will not be allowed for majors in those colleges.
Please provide your WMU ID number and contact information (email and telephone number) to receive a response.
Placement decisions based on portfolio review are final.
You may submit the portfolio by either mail or email:
Mr. Randy Ott
Intellectual Skills Development Program
2047 Moore Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5303
If you do not receive an email acknowledgment from Mr. Ott within two days of sending your portfolio, please call our office at (269) 387-4411.