What is it?
The WPE is a timed writing test that all UNH Undergraduates must pass in order to graduate.
Who is eligible to take it?
Any undergraduate with 57 or more earned credits may register to take the WPE.
How is the test administered?
Students will take the test on the computer in university computer labs. The test will be accessed via Blackboard.
How much time do I have to complete the exam?
Every student will have 40 minutes to complete the writing portion of the exam. Accessing the exam, receiving instructions, and uploading the completed response will happen outside that 40 minute portion of the test session.
How are results communicated?
Students registered for the WPE will see an additional course (E 300) added to their Blackboard course list. After the test has been graded, students will access their test results by clicking on the "My Grades" tool in Blackboard.
When will results be posted?
Grades will be posted to Blackboard within three weeks of the initial test date.
Can the test be retaken?
Yes. Students who do not pass the test will be referred to the CLR where they can receive support in preparing to retake the exam.
How do students register for the WPE?
Beginning fall of 2012, students may register for E 300 Writing Proficiency Exam using Matrix. The registration window will be announced to students via email.
Summer 2013 Writing Proficiency Examination Information
The Summer 2013 WPE is administered by appointment only. Please contact the Center for Learning Resources at (203) 932-7215 to schedule an appointment.
Dropping the WPE is not recommended without consultation between students and their advisors. Those students with a documented disability who need accommodations should contact Campus Access Services to register for the exam.
Grades for the WPE will appear on Matrix a few weeks following the exam. Unsatisfactory performance is reported to the student, the student’s advisor, and the Center for Learning Resources. Students who do not pass the exam are strongly encouraged to attend the WPE Workshop Series and/or individual tutoring sessions sponsored by the CLR before retaking the exam.