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University Studies


Placement Exams:

University Studies Competency Requirements:

Writing Intensive (WI) Testing:

  • Transfer students who enter UNCW with at least 45 hours under the 2014-15 catalogue are eligible to earn 3 hours of Writing Intensive (WI) competency credit via the CLEP College Composition exam. Please note that the 3 hours earned via these tests CANNOT be used to fulfill the WI in the major requirement. Test results may take up to 8 weeks for processing, so students should plan accordingly.
  • The cost is $108 ($80 for the test + $28 administrative fee).
  • To earn WI credit, eligible students:
    • Must score at least a 50 on the CLEP College Composition test (NOT the Composition Modular test)
    • Can register for the exam at UNCW's Testing Services (910-962-7444 or Students can schedule to take the exam at UNCW or at any other testing site.
    • Should select UNCW (code: 5907) as the recipient institution when registering for the exam
    • Should notify Dr. Paul Townend of their score. The Office of the AVC and Dean of Undergraduate Studies will confirm the partial fulfillment of the requirement with the Registrar's Office.

Information Literacy (IL) Exam:

  • Link to the exam
  • This exam is for transfer students only.
  • The cost of the exam is $85.
  • Exam Preparation

Information Literacy (IL)/Writing Intensive (WI) Competency Checklists (PDF)