September 22 Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE)

June 30, 2019

Incoming Freshmen

If you have not yet satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) and did not take the May Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE), you must take the September AWPE on campus. If you took the AWPE in May, you may NOT retake the AWPE in September.

There is no need to reserve a space for this exam. Please check-in at the location for your college (see below).

Prepayment (or proof of fee waiver) is required for this test. Print a copy or provide a cell phone screenshot of your receipt or fee waiver and bring it to the exam. You can pay or print a fee waiver document here:

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

What to bring:

  • Required: Copy or cell phone screenshot of your receipt or fee waiver (print copy at
  • Required: Photo ID, name on ID must match name on receipt or fee waiver
  • 2 dark ink pens (blue or black) OR 2 sharpened pencils that write darkly

During fall move-in, tell your Orientation Leader that you need to take the Writing Placement Exam, then report to the location assigned to your college.

Exam Locations and College Assignments

Cowell: Stevenson 150
Crown: Thimann 003
Kresge: Earth & Marine Sciences (EMS) B206
Merrill & Stevenson: Humanities Lecture Hall 206
Porter: Oakes 105
Rachel Carson & Oakes: Media Theater 110
Nine: Jack Baskin Auditorium 101
Ten: Jack Baskin 152

*Any student with Disability Resource Center approved exam accommodations, regardless of college affiliation: Oakes room 101/102/103

*Disability Accommodations
Students needing exam accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center at least one week before the exam at 459-2089 or by e-mail at

This exam is required of all entering frosh who did not take the May AWPE and did not saifsfy ELWR via other means. Students should pre-pay for the exam at If they qualify for reduced/no fees, the website will make this clear when they log on. Students who took the unveristy wide AWPE in May or who took the test during International Frosh Orientation, may not retake the exam on September 22nd.

There is a fee for the exam, which students are expected to pay in advanced via this website: https://www.awpe.orgBe sure to print out the receipt/or cell phone screenshot of your payment and bring it with you to the exam.

For more information about this exam, please visit the our AWPE page, and the systemwide UCOP AWPE web site.