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ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ANALYTICAL WRITING PLACEMENT EXAM

FALL 2014

I have already fulfilled the Entry Level Writing Requirement, but I still received an E-mail saying I have to take the exam.

As the admissions process involves many steps, some applicants may receive exam notices even though they have cleared the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Simply disregard the exam invitation.

I received a 5 on my AP English test last year. Does UCSD have this score?

If you sent the score to UCSD last year when you took the test, the score was discarded because it could not be matched with an application for admission. You will need to send the AP score to the Admissions Office again.

How do I know if the college course I took fulfills the Entry Level Writing Requirement?

The course must be three semester units or four quarter units; it must be a UC transferable course; and you must have received a grade of C or better. You can obtain the information you need by going to the Assist web site and selecting "UC Transferable Courses".

YOU CAN ALSO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENT OVER
THE SUMMER AT UCSD.

CLICK ON
BASIC WRITING THROUGH SUMMER SESSION.

 

I'm taking an AP English exam in May. Do I have to take the Analytical Writing Placement Exam?

Yes, you do. The only UC freshmen from California who will not receive tickets of admission to take the examination are those who already have test scores that satisfy the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Please note that these scores must have been received by UCSD Admissions by April 1.

Taking both the Analytical Writing Placement Exam and AP English exam gives you two ways to meet the Entry Level Writing Requirement.

What if I can't make the Analytical Writing Placement Exam on Saturday, May 10th, 2014?

Any students who miss the May test administration will take another form of the Entry Level Writing Requirement before fall quarter. Students unable to attend the May administration of the Analytical Writing Placement Exam will also be accommodated. The fall Analytical Writing Placement Exam will be administered at UCSD on:

Fall Quarter, 2014

Monday, September 22

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Warren 2001

Tuesday, September 23

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Warren 2001

Saturday, September 27

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Warren 2001

Monday, September 29

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pepper Canyon 106

 

No exam reservations are necessary (or accepted).

To be admitted to one of these exam sessions, a student must bring a black ink pen, a photo ID, preferably one bearing a signature, and printed "Payment Status" page.

ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAM ROOM WILL NOT BE PERMITTED WITHOUT THESE THREE THINGS.

No latecomers will be admitted for any reason.

No student may take this test more than once.

Prerequisite checking is in place.

To print a "Payment Status" page, visit the UCOP AWPE website at http://www.ucop.edu/elwr.

 

What if I have my orientation in June but don't test until September? Can I still get my classes?

Yes. If you will be a student at Revelle, Marshall, Roosevelt, or Sixth, you do not need to have a result at the time of your orientation. If you will be a student at Muir or Warren, you will be able to register for any class except freshman writing. After you have an Analytical Writing Placement Exam result, you will have the opportunity to enroll in freshman writing (unless, of course, you are held for Basic Writing).

What if I don't get an exam notice to take the Analytical Writing Placement Exam on May 10th, 2014?

Applicants in need of an exam notice may not have received it because of various reasons, including an applicant's change of address. Applicants may best clarify their circumstances by calling AWPE Customer Service at (800) 839-8507.

Where is the exam being given?

You will automatically receive in the mail an exam notice of admission to an exam site near your school. With the ticket will come instructions for requesting a special administration of the examination necessitated by physical disability or religious observance and a payment invoice if your admission application fee was not waived.

I have misplaced my ticket. What should I do?

Call AWPE Customer Service at (800) 839-8507 for instructions.

Is there a fee for the

Analytical Writing Placement Exam?

A letter will be sent to studens selected for the exam in early April, and the letter will include important information about the student's assigned test center location, what to bring to the exam, and exam payment procedures.

 

How will I find out how I did on the Analytical Writing Placement Exam?

Students who take the UC systemwide AWPE in May will be able to see their results on MyApplication (www.myapplication.ucsd.edu) in late June.

What do I do if I fail the exam? Can I take a course over the summer to fulfill the requirement?

You must either register for SDCC 1 (or SDCC 4) during your first quarter of residence, or satisfy the requirement over the summer. Many students learn that they have satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement when they receive the results from the AP Exam. Other students elect to take a college writing course during summer. If you choose this option, be sure the course is UC transferable, is either three semester or four quarter units, and is graded on a letter grade basis. (You must receive a grade of C or better to have the course count. Visit Assist for more information.

YOU CAN ALSO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENT OVER

THE SUMMER AT UCSD.

 

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What is the " Entry Level Writing Requirement?"
Basic Writing Through Summer Session
Scheduled Analytical Writing Placement Tests
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Scheduled Exit Exams
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