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College of Arts & Sciences General Undergraduate Academic Regulations - Written English Proficiency Requirement
The WEPT is a prerequisite for all Writing Intensive courses and should be taken after a student has completed English 225 and 45 credit hours. The WEPT is also a graduation requirement for all students. Those who fail the WEPT twice must take English 299; this course, which does not count towards the degree, will satisfy the WEPT requirement for students who earn a C- or better in the course.

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 Dr. Lindsey Martin-Bowen at