Analytical Writing Placement Exam

The Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE), offered near the beginning of each quarter, is open to first year students who have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement and have not previously taken this exam.*

 

AWPE Dates

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Monday, September 24, 2018
9:45am - 12:00pm
198 Young Hall

 
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Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:45am - 12:00pm
198 Young Hall
Register for the Winter AWPE

 
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Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:45am - 12:00pm 

TBA

Students should arrive 30 minutes early to check in prior to the exam. Students must bring a valid photo ID, a pen, and proof of payment (exam fee or exam fee waiver). You can obtain the proof of payment or waiver by going to https://www.awpe.org and following the directions for payment. Fee is $110. Note that this fee is partially or completely waived if you have already received a waiver of your UC application fees. Due to the high number of anticipated test takers, exam administrators plan to release scores within 2-3 business days of the exam, if not sooner. Given the time sensitive nature of this information, every effort will be made to release scores as quickly as possible. The AWPE may be taken only once.

Students who require special exam accommodations must contact the Student Disability Center (SDC) (530-752-3184). After the SDC evaluates the accommodation need, the student should contact Kayla Timmons (kmtimmons@ucdavis.edu) to set up the exam time. Students who need accommodations will take the exam on its regularly scheduled day at a pre-arranged location. To ensure that they receive the appropriate accommodations, students must contact the SDC and set up the exam time with Kayla at least two weeks in advance of the exam dateAny items listed as part of the student’s letter of accommodation (e.g. computer) are the student's responsibility. 

*ELPE CANDIDATES & THE AWPE
If you have been instructed to take the English Language Placement Exam (ELPE), you must take the ELPE and enroll in the course your results indicate. 

If you took the ELPE and were placed into UWP 21, 22, or 23, we recommend completing UWP 23 prior to attempting the AWPE. The AWPE may only be taken once.