Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE)

All students must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation. The Graduation Writing Proficiency Examination (GWPE) is an evaluation of writing skills used to determine whether students have attained a level of proficiency necessary to obtain a bachelor’s degree. All students must pass this test to graduate.

Students may take the GWPE after completing 60 semester units (junior standing) and ENGL 103 or ENGL 104 (or an equivalent college composition course with a C- or better). It is highly recommended that students take the examination no later than two semesters before they plan to graduate.

The GWPE is offered weekly in computer labs on campus. Tests will be scored twice during the semester with students' scores posted directly to their DARS. Visit the GWPE Website more information.