What is the Writing Placement Assessment test? Do I have to take it?
The Writing Placement Assessment test is a timed essay exam that determines what writing class you should take. All non-native speakers of English must take the test, except those who took the SAT test or took an English writing class at another university that has transferred to UH Hilo as the equivalent of English 100 (ENG 100). (Graduate and professional school students do not need to take this test.) You will take this test during Orientation in Hilo or you may be able to take it online before you arrive in Hilo. You must sign up for this test in advance online. Click here to sign up for the test and for more information.