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 25, 2017
8:45 -11:00 am
Peter A. Rock Hall
 
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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. Results will be emailed to students the day following the exam. 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 Helen Sutton (hmsutton@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 Helen 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 may not take the AWPE instead—you must take the ELPE and enroll in the course your results indicate. Students who have not yet taken the ELPE are not eligible to take the AWPE. 

If you have already taken the ELPE and were instructed to complete one or more courses in UWP, you may take the AWPE after you pass UWP 23, the final course in the sequence. Students who have not yet passed UWP 23 are not eligible to take the AWPE.