Admissions Portfolio Checklist

_____ The portfolio has at least two nonfiction prose documents totaling a minimum of 15 typed double-spaced pages or the equivalent in single-spaced pages.

_____ The portfolio contains a professional letter at the beginning describing and explaining the materials within it and the applicant's role in creating those materials (writing, editing, and/or designing). The letter should be between one or two pages single-spaced.

_____ The portfolio contains a Statement of Purpose that explains the applicant's reasons for wanting to be in the program. The Statement of Purpose is no longer than two pages single-spaced.

_____ The Statement of Purpose clearly designates any proprietary documents and contains written permission from the owner to use the document or documents in a portfolio.

_____ The portfolio documents include examples of extended, substantive writing.

_____ The portfolio demonstrates strong writing skills.

_____ The portfolio demonstrates good grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

_____ The portfolio demonstrates the applicant's attention to writing detail, such as document design, audience awareness, and appropriate style.

_____ The portfolio shows the applicant's sense of professionalism.

_____ The portfolio suggests that the applicant can successfully progress through the Technical Communication master’s program to graduate.

Submit your portfolio with your application through the graduate college.