Principia College has set a deadline of 89 quarter hours (beginning of the junior year) for completing phase four of our across-the-curriculum writing requirement. This deadline is intended to ensure that students have demonstrated a basic level of writing skill that will enable them to proceed successfully with upper division class work.
The Phase 4 submission deadline is the same every semester:
Thursday of Week 8, no later than 2 p.m.
Please be aware that if you do not pass the phase four portfolio by the time you finish your first semester as a senior, you will be placed on writing suspension and not be allowed to enroll for your final semester until phase four is completed. Until you reach this point, you are not in danger of suspension; but remember that (as explained in an email sent to enrolled students during the final week of Spring Quarter 2011) you will have only one submission opportunity each term. If any of your portfolio pieces do not pass, you will have to wait until the following term to resubmit.