Entry-Level Writing and the Berkeley Writing Assessment
The Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) is a reading and writing proficiency requirement. It is a prerequisite to the Reading and Composition (R&C) requirement. R&C is a two-part (A & B) college-level reading and writing requirement assigned to all Berkeley undergraduates. Check your college’s advising website for more information.
All students entering UC as first-year students should fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement by the end of the first year of enrollment at Berkeley. The ELWR may be satisfied with a qualifying test score, a college-level English composition course taken before starting at Berkeley, or a passing score on the Berkeley Writing Assessment.
The Assessment will be administered on May 13, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 pm (14:00-16:00) Pacific Time. It is strongly advised as the best option if you do not have a qualifying exam score at this time. Taking the Assessment before you enter Berkeley will help you to stay on track for completing the sequence of required Reading and Composition courses for timely degree progress.
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I have another question about the Assessment. Who do I contact?
You can email College Writing Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the front desk at 510.642.5570.