Welcome to the University Writing & Rhetoric Center

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center, a division of the College of Liberal Arts, offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students.  The Center also oversees the Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) and the English Placement Test (EPT). The GWR and the EPT are CSU Trustee-mandated programs.

Writing Consultations

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center  provides free, one-on-one writing consultations to all Cal Poly students. Tutoring is available on an appointment and drop-in basis at our day location in Building 10, Room 138 and at our evening location in Kennedy Library, Room 202B.  Visit the Writing Consultations page for more information.

Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)

The GWR must be fulfilled by all Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including Masters degree and teaching credentials.  Undergraduate students must complete 90 units before they can fulfill the requirement.  Visit the GWR page for more information on how to complete this requirement.

English Placement Test (EPT)

The CSU requires all first-time freshmen to take the EPT or show that they are exempt from it before they can enroll in classes. On the basis of their EPT scores, we place students in English courses that will help them begin college with a good background in reading and writing. If developmental coursework is necessary, students must fulfill all requirements by the end of their first year or risk disqualification from the University. Visit the EPT page for more information on this CSU-mandate.