Submission Requirements

Alan Knowles
Portfolio Program Director

For students entering in Fall 2018, your complete portfolio, which you may submit here between May 1 and July 9, 2018 at noon, EST, must include:

The Online Portfolio Application and Portfolio Documents in One File. 

File formats for word-processed documents we accept are .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf. If one of your texts is a multimedia text, please submit it as a link if it is stored online, or as a separate attachment. In your portfolio, you may choose to discuss the project, including some of the choices that you made within it. If you send it as an attachment, it must be under 20mb in size; we accept all file types.

Arrange your portfolio in the following order. Begin each of the four documents on a new page and label each item as indicated below:

  • Item 1: Reflective Letter

  • Item 2: Research Essay

  • Item 3: Analysis of a Text

  • Item 4: Writer’s Choice

Your portfolio should be six to twelve single-spaced pages, counting references. Please do not submit one that is over the page limit. If the file is too large to attach, please email for further instructions.)

Note: A portfolio submission fee of $30 will be billed to your bursar account. Please do not send payment with your portfolio. If you earn Miami University credit, you will be charged an additional amount. 

Submit Your Portfolio

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submission. If you do not receive this confirmation, please email (without attachments) to inquire. If at that point you still do not receive a reply, please call the English Department at 513-529-5221 and ask to speak with the Director, Danielle Hart, or the Interim Composition Director, Tony Cimasko.


  • Your name should only appear on the Portfolio Information Form. It should not appear anywhere in your portfolio—including your reflective letter. All of your writing must be free of teachers’ marks, grades, and comments.
  • Miami University’s Department of English follows the National Council of Teachers of English “Guidelines for Nonsexist Use of Language.”
  • All work you submit must be your own. All sources must be properly used and cited. Plagiarism is a serious academic offense and your portfolio will be evaluated for plagiarism. If your portfolio is found to be plagiarized, you can be charged with academic misconduct per Miami University's policy (see Chapter 5, Student Handbook).
  • Online Resources: MLA Citation Guidelines and APA Citation Guidelines.