The UDWPE has a new format beginning in March 2017.
For the past two years, we have piloted a new UDWPE format on a limited basis, and we permanently transitioned to that new format beginning with the March, 2017 exam. The scoring guide, sample prompt, and sample student essays are posted - see "Sample Essays and Scoring Guide." The Learning Resource Center will continue to provide workshops and boot camps to help students prepare; space will be limited, so make sure to check the Learning Resource Center website for dates and sign-up instructions.
- Scores have been posted for the March exam - please check your portal. You need a score of 8 or higher to pass the WPE. If you did not pass and need help, please see "What if I fail?"
- Registration for the May exam will open on Monday, April 24th at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. on May 19th (or sooner if capacity is met).
- The Learning Resource Center offers free prep sessions and workshops to help you prepare for the exam. You can find more information at the link, including how to sign up.