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Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP)
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Bullet Point General EWP Information

Bullet Point Guide to the EWP

Bullet Point EWP Test Dates & Registration

Bullet Point EWP Sample Essay Questions

Bullet Point Room Assignments



We DO NOT offer EWP orientation sessions.  Please disregard that in your email confirmation.

Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP)
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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.

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EWP Test Dates
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Test Dates Deadline Dates
September 13, 2014 September 3, 2014
November 15, 2014 November 5, 2014

The EWP exam will be given at 8:30 a.m.

To register for the EWP, come to the University Testing Center, UH-143, and pick up the EWP Registration Form. Payment must be made in person at Student Financial Services, UH-180.

Approximately one week after registering, you will be emailed your EWP Confirmation Ticket. Your EWP Confirmation Ticket will list your test date, test time, reporting location, and what to bring to the exam.

Special Accommodations. If you have a disability that requires special accommodations or if you are unable to test on Saturdays because of religious convictions, you should contact the University Testing Center prior to the registration deadline for the test date you want.

Test Fee Refund. If you cannot attend a test session and cancel your registration for the EWP at least 24 hours before the test date, you will receive a $20 refund. You must come to the University Testing Center, located in UH-143, to request your refund prior to the test date.

If you do not take the test on your scheduled date and do not cancel your registration, a partial refund of $12 will be made upon request. A request for a partial refund must be made in person at the University Testing Center before the next EWP test date.

Test Date. After you complete your registration for the EWP, it may be possible to change your test date.

To change your EWP test date, please contact the University Testing Center in UH-143 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the exam. Changes can be made only if there is space available in the requested test date.

You will be emailed a revised EWP Confirmation Ticket to your campus email address.

Standby Information. You should make every effort to register before the test registration deadline. However, it may be possible for you to take the EWP even though you are not registered for the test. Standby registrants will be admitted only if sufficient space and testing materials are available. An additional $10 fee is assessed for standbys, for a total test fee of $30. Contact the University Testing Center at 657-278-2288 for detailed stand-by instructions.

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EWP Test Scores
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Students will be mailed a copy of their test results. Results will be mailed to the address that the campus has on file for the student. Students can also check their scores in person by coming into the Unversity Testing Center and showing photo I.D.


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