Schedule and Exam Windows

 

When the Writing Exam opens, you will be able to access the exam from this page.

 

Dates

The Writing Exam is administered online and will be offered during two exam windows this summer. All students are assigned to take the Writing Exam in the June Exam Window. Students who are unable to take the placement exam during those June dates due to unavoidable conflict may petition to take the Writing Exam during the alternate exam window in July.

  • The June Exam Window will open on Thursday, June 1 at 10 a.m. and close on Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m. (all times are Eastern Daylight Time). 
  • Students may petition to be reassigned to the July Exam window, which will open on Thursday, July 6 at 10 a.m. and close on Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m. (all times are Eastern Daylight Time). 

Since the placement exam is online, you will be able to access the Writing Exam anywhere you have an Internet connection. You may log in at any time during the June Exam Window and begin the exam. 

Please note that in order to receive the benefit of the full 72 hours to read and write, you should pay attention to the following dates:

  • Students taking the exam in the originally assigned June Exam Window should begin the exam no later than Monday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Students who log in to receive the readings and the prompt after June 12 will still need to complete the exam before it closes on June 15; they will have fewer than 72 hours in which to complete the exam.
  • Students taking the exam in the July Exam Window should begin the exam no later than Monday, July 10 at 10 a.m. Students who log in to receive the readings and the prompt after July 10 will still need to complete the exam before it closes on July 13; they will have fewer than 72 hours in which to complete the exam.

Click here for a calendar of this summer’s Writing Exam dates

 

Petitions to Change Exam Windows

If you are unable to take the exam during the June Exam Window, you may petition to take the exam during the July Exam Window. To petition for reassignment to the July Exam Window, please go to the Online Placement Exams Registration Application. There you will find the necessary information to petition for a reassignment.

All students are expected to take their summer placement exams during the available dates. In exceptional circumstances, the Writing Program may grant extensions to students who have legitimate unavoidable conflicts with both the June and July Exam Windows for the Writing Exam. Please go to the Online Placement Exams Registration Application to explain your conflict with the established exam dates and to petition for an extension. 

 

 

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