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To earn the official "Notation" designation on their transcript, students complete a focused program that combines coursework, advising and a capstone ePortfolio.

Requirements for Completing a PWR Notation


Students complete 10-11 units of Notation-specific coursework in PWR along with 3-5 additional units in the student’s area of study. These units can also count toward the student’s major requirements. 


Students are mentored through their program by two advisors: one from PWR and one from a disciplinary department. Advisors support students as they choose Notation classes and develop and revise their ePortfolios.


Students complete an ePortfolio as a capstone project of the work they complete as part of their Notation. ePortfolios are assessed by a committee as the final Notation requirement.

Click on the cards below to explore each requirement in more detail.


Students are admitted to the Notation any time between the end of their first year and the beginning of their junior year. Once accepted into the Notation, students will select advisors who will mentor them throughout the Notation process.

Students typically take PWR 99A at the earliest opportunity after they have been admitted into the Notation.  They must take PWR 99B in winter quarter of their senior year.

Students submit ePortfolios for approval at the beginning of the spring quarter of their senior year and will be informed if they have earned the Notation designation by the end of April or beginning of May.

Notation recipients are recognized in a Program Ceremony in mid to late May.


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