Some multilingual international and domestic students who have not fulfilled the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) before entering UC Davis will be asked to complete the English Language Testing Questionnaire. As a result of the questionnaire some students may be directed to take the English Language Placement Exam (ELPE), a free online diagnostic tool used to determine if a multilingual student needs a language-intensive writing course as they pursue ELWR fulfillment.
Currently, students who take the ELPE and are placed into a language-intensive writing course (UWP 21 or 22) are not eligible to enroll in an ELWR fulfilling course until they complete those language-intensive writing courses determined by their placement as directed by UC Davis Academic Senate Regulation 521e.
ELPE Placement Scores
|UWP 7 or other ELWR course||90-97|
|Referred to AWPE||100|
UWP 7, WLD 57E, WR 39A, and the “A” Co-courses have NO prerequisites for enrollment by students who have not fulfilled ELWR. Only the multilingual-specific courses have prerequisites. Students must meet the criteria to qualify for UWP 7M, but not for the other ELWR fulfilling courses.
UWP 22 requires placement by ELPE (see scores above) or successful (C- or better) completion of UWP 21.
UWP 7M requires placement by ELPE (see scores above) or successful (C- or better) completion of UWP 22. NOTE: UWP 7M is the repeat course for those who did not pass UWP 23 with a C- or better.
UWP 7M and 7 are not interchangeable. Students need to meet the course prerequisites to take UWP 7M.
Students can take UWP 21 and UWP 22 for a P/NP grade. UWP 7M must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a C or higher.
*If you took the ELPE before 2019, please reference our FAQ page for ELWR timeline information.