Transfer Students

The Written and Oral Communication (WOC) Portfolio is part of Mount Union's General Education Program - The Integrative Core (IC). It's kind of a "mid-career checkpoint" regarding your development as a writer and speaker. Because the WOC Portfolio is what Mount Union students complete instead of a "College Writing" and "Public Speaking" requirement that most universities use, all new Mount Union students must complete the WOC Portfolio including all transfer students. 

The portfolio is electronic and will consist of materials that you will select from assignments you've completed in the IC, especially Foundational Knowledge courses (HANS). Transfer students may use material completed at another institution in their WOC Portfolio, but they must get approval of the IC Director.

Transfer students who enter the University with 48 or more earned credit hours are expected to complete the Second-Year WOC Portfolio (or equivalent) within one semester at UMU. Transfer students who enter the University with 32-47 earned credit hours are expected to complete the Second-Year WOC Portfolio (or equivalent) within two semesters at UMU. Transfer students who enter the University with 17-31 earned creidt hours are expected to complete the Second-Year WOC Portfolio (or equivalent) within three semesters at UMU. Transfer students who enter the University with 1-16 earned credit hours are expected to complete the Second-Year WOC Portfolio (or equivalent) within four semesters at UMU. It is strongly suggested that you contact the IC Program Office to set up an individualized plan for submitting the WOC Portfolio. 

Successful completion of the WOC Portfolio or junior status (60 earned credit hours) is recommended before beginning the Theme Courses in your IC. In addition, all students must pass the WOC Portfolio and have all other IC requirements met before they can enroll in the IC Capstone (CAP 400). The IC Capstone in required to graduate from the University. 

 

 

 

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