Analytical Writing Placement Examination

2011 Systemwide Analytical Writing Placement Exam

The annual systemwide Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) was held in May at 124 test locations across the state.  California high school seniors admitted to UC that had not already satisfied the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement were invited to the exam. 15,615 students took the AWPE on May 14, with exam results sent to campuses in mid-June in time for Summer Orientation advising and class registration. Enhancements made to the online scoring system based on the first year’s experience  were well received and only very minimal system changes are expected in the future.