UC Placement Tests (Freshmen Only)

English Placement Test

UCs no longer offer the systemwide English placement test, known as Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE).

How incoming freshmen can satisfy the systemwide Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) depends on the UC campus they will attend and/or qualifying test scores and grades they have earned:

All students entering UC as freshmen must fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement, either by demonstrating proficiency through qualifying test scores, UC-transferable college English composition courses or by following your campus’s instructions for meeting the Entry Level Writing Requirement.

Visit your campus web page to learn about campus-specific guidelines for meeting the ELWR: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz.

Math Placement Test

There is no systemwide math placement test. Math placement test requirements vary between UC campuses and often by major. You should inquire whether you need to take a math placement test during orientation.

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