This year, UC will administer the AWPE on Saturday, May 14th, to student who have been admitted to the University for fall 2011 and who, by April 1, 2011, have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement by other means. The cost of the exam is $110; the fee will be waived for students who qualified for an application fee waiver.
Students are not required to take the AWPE is they have a record on file with the University indicating achievement of acceptable scores on:
(1) the SAT Reasoning Test,
(2) the ACT combined English/Writing test,
(3) the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature examination, or
(4) the International Baccalaureate Higher Level or Standard Level English A examination.
Students also are exempt from the examination if they have successfully completed a transferable college-level English composition course.
Comprehensive information about the Entry Level Writing Requirement and the Analytical Writing Placement Examination is available online at http://www.ucop.edu/elwr. The site explains the examination process and includes previous examinations that can be downloaded and used by students to strengthen their skills in reading comprehension and writing proficiency.
All CSU’s require incoming freshmen to meet certain Math and English proficiencies through a placement test or SAT/ACT test scores or the scores on the EAP assessments you took as part of your 11th grade STAR Math and English testing last year.
Be sure you meet this requirement — don’t overlook it as in most cases if you plan to attend a CSU in the fall and haven’t met this requirement by May 1, you could lose your acceptance to a CSU. READ all of the information a CSU admissions office sends to you or posts on your portal. If you need to take the ELM (Math) or EPT (English) assessment tests, they are only given on certain dates and ONLY at CSU campuses. You can take the tests at ANY CSU campus, though (so for example, if you are planning to go to SDSU, you can take them at Cal State East Bay).
For more information on either of these tests (and to learn how to determine whether or not you need ot take them and/or find out where and when they are offered), go to: http://www.ets.org/csu/about/ . Don’t wait…check it out now so you are prepared!
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