UMKC Catalog


Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT)
Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must pass the UMKC Written English Proficiency Test before enrolling in required junior-level writing or writing intensive courses. Students who register for the required junior-level course without first passing the WEPT may be removed from enrollment or may not receive credit for the course. Students should take the test after completing the second required English composition course and after completing 45 hours of credit. Students who have not completed English Composition I and II will not be allowed to take the test.

The WEPT is given twice each fall and spring semester and once in the summer; the dates of the test appear regularly on the Academic Calendar in the Schedule of Classes. Students should visit the WEPT website for the most up-to-date information about taking the exam. To register for the WEPT, students should log on at

For information about WEPT tutoring and WEPT workshops; please contact the Writing Center at 235-1146. For more information about all other concerns, please contact the WEPT Coordinator, Lindsey Martin-Bowen at