Analytical Writing Placement Examination

2012 Systemwide Analytical Writing Placement Exam

Over 15,000 incoming California freshman students took the annual systemwide Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) on May 12, 2012. Exam results were available by mid-June for Summer Orientation advising and class registration.

The AWPE program has entered a period of financial stability. Significant changes made over the last couple of years have improved the sustainability and self-sufficiency of the program. Key efforts involved moving to online exam scoring in 2010, revamping the payment system in 2011, and facilitating payment collection.