Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP)

Effective May 25, 2012, undergraduate students are no longer required to take the EWP for their baccalaureate degree. Only graduate students whose program requires the EWP must take this exam.

The EWP consists of a 90 minute essay. The examination does not ask for specialized information, but assesses writing proficiency. You have been developing this ability by steady practice over a period of years.

Graduate students should take the EWP at the first opportunity if their program requires this exam. Graduate students should check with their program advisor about the EWP requirement. Also, graduate students should check with their program advisor about course(s) that may be taken in lieu of the EWP. These courses can also be found online in the class schedule.