Entry Level Writing Assessment (formerly AWPE)

The AWP examination is being replaced

The AWP examination (AWPE) will no longer be offered. It will be replaced by a UC Berkeley-specific Entry Level Writing placement assessment. The first offering of the new assessment will be in May 2023. You can return to this page to watch for information on the date.

If you are a current UC Berkeley student and have not fulfilled your Entry Level Writing Requirement, we suggest you sign up for College Writing R1A in Spring of 2023. This course fulfills both the Entry Level Writing Requirement and your first semester ('A') writing requirement.

If you wait until the May placement, the earliest you will be able to enroll in a Reading and Composition course is Fall of 2023. You have just four semesters to complete your A & B requirement.