UDWPE

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Satisfying the UDWPE Requirement

All undergraduates who plan to graduate from CSUN must take the exam. Students must take the exam at the campus at which they are enrolled. There is no course substitute for the WPE.

Students are subject to completion of TWO writing requirements before graduation:

  1. The LOWER DIVISION WRITING REQUIREMENT is satisfied by completion of first year composition.
  2. The UPPER DIVISION WRITING REQUIREMENT is satisfied by passing the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam.

Students are NOT eligible to take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam until they have both completed the Lower Division Writing Requirement AND completed at least 56 units, thereby attaining Upper Division student status. 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

All students who plan to graduate from CSUN must take the exam. (If you are seeking a second undergraduate degree from CSUN, please check with your program to see if you are required to complete the exam.)

A student is eligible to take the test any time after completion of BOTH 56 semester units AND the lower division writing requirement (freshman composition).

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

All transfer students who plan to graduate from CSUN must take the exam during their first semester at CSUN. (If you are seeking a second undergraduate degree from CSUN, please check with your program to see if you are required to complete the exam.)

 There is no course substitute for the WPE.

Students must pass the WPE at the campus where they are enrolled; however, if you satisfied the GWAR at another CSU campus and have since transferred to CSUN to complete your undergraduate degree, we will accept an official verification of your passing score from that campus. Please check with Admissions and Records to ensure that your records reflect completion of the requirement well in advance of filing for graduation.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

All graduate students who plan to graduate from CSUN must satisfy the GWAR requirement. Please contact your department advisor for requirements in your program. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All international students who plan to graduate from CSUN must take the exam. (If you are seeking a second undergraduate degree from CSUN, please check with your program to see if you are required to complete the exam.)

 Please see requirements for undergraduates or graduates, depending on your status.