January 2017 WPE Registration (Timed-Essay Exams and Portfolio Submissions)

Registration will start at 9:00 AM on Monday, November 28, 2016, and it will end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.  

You cannot register for the January 2017 WPE before or after the above dates.

For a preview of the Reading Sets A, B, and C, and the Portfolio Reading Set, click here.


  • Complete portfolios must be submitted by 4:00 PM on this day only: Wednesday, January 4, in Campus Center 1-1300.  If you are not in line by 4:00 you will be turned away.
  • Early or late portfolios will not be accepted.
  • Contact us in advance by email at if you cannot travel to UMass Boston on January 4, and cannot arrange for someone else to deliver your portfolio for you or if you would like to submit your portfolio electronically.

To register, please follow the instructions below:

If you have any questions please email, phone or visit the Writing Proficiency Office in the Department of Undergraduate Studies.

Office: Campus Center 1-1300


Phone:  617-287-6330.

We will make every effort to provide you with information, practical advice, tutoring, workshops, and support to help you meet this requirement in a timely way.