Graduate Writing Exam Overview

Graduate Writing Exam Overview

The Graduate Writing Exam requires students to write an analytic summary essay on assigned topics, which test-takers write over a three-day period. The exam questions will be posted on Friday morning and your responses to them will be due 72 hours later. Readings for the evaluation will be available on the Web three days before the questions are posted.

The Graduate Writing Exam is offered online once during the summer. This year, the test will be offered: July 26th-29th, 2013.(Registration deadlines are earlier.)

A paper-and-pencil make-up test will be offered in September for students who were unable to take the Online Graduate Writing Exam over the summer. The Graduate Writing Exam is separate from the English Evaluation Test. Students whose first language is not English may be required to take both exams and should act on the recommendations from the EET before the recommendations from the Graduate Writing Exam.

Your program's administrator will notify you if you are required to take the Graduate Writing Exam.

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