Entry Level Writing Requirement for UC

<p>This is waht I received today by e-mail from UC davis (got accepted there and already signed letter of intent)

Dear Candidate:
All undergraduates entering the University of California must satisfy the Entry Level Writing Requirement -- must, that is, demonstrate their ability to write effective essays. University records show that you have not already satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement with a score of 680 or more on the College Board SAT Reasoning Test (Writing section), a score of 30 on the ACT Combined English/Writing test, or a score of 3, 4, or 5 on either Advanced Placement (AP) English Examination. A score of 680 or better on the SAT II Writing Test (last administered in 2005) will also satisfy the requirement. If you have received a letter of admission from the University of California and are planning to attend, you must take the Universitywide Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE). To do so, you must report to the above test center by 9:00 AM on May 13


Now, should I be afraid of something?
I moved to the US in March 2004, passed English Exit Exam in September 2004, Had B in P English 10 my sophmore year, B+ in Am. Lit and As in both semester (I have 94% right nor in English) my senior year in World Lit. Should I be afraid of something or they'll just look at the level of me English? I am applying as an applied math major</p>

<p>That's what I found on website

Results of the University wide Analytical Writing Placement Examination will not affect a student's admission to the University. Those who do not pass the examination in May can still satisfy the Entry Level Writing requirement before enrolling in the University or during their first term at the University.


But what's the point of doing testing if it won't afect my admission? (hopefully)</p>

<p>Maybe they would put you in a lower level of English class if you failed. But I strongly suggest you to call them.</p>

Also, the letter informing you that your essay did not satisfy the requirement will include campus-by-campus instructions for enrolling in courses that will satisfy the Entry Level Writing requirement.


So I guess I'll just take easy English if I won't satisfy their needs, but I hope it won't affect my GPA cuz I am planning to have 3.7-4.0 at college. I just naturally suck at writing essays (I was bad writer in Russia, so I cannot write good essays in English), but good at History/Econ/Math/Sciences</p>

<p>If you don't satisfy the entry level writing requirement at any UC campus, you have to take a course called "Subject A". Subject A is basically a basic English composition class that is a requirement, but which you do not get credit for.<br>
So basically, you need to pass the test if you don't want to have to take the Subject A class.</p>

<p>I have a related question: if u scored a 680 or above on the writing portion of the SAT, u should be exempt. I scored a 690, 680 and 650 the three times i took the SAT and i'm not exempt. Is there a mistake or something?</p>

<p>I'm guessing the one in which you got a 650 in contained high scores for math and reading and thus that sitting was your highest. UCs only look at your highest sitting not individual sections. Therefore they only saw the 650 one. I think</p>

<p>If you don't pass, will you be place in a lower level writing class in college?</p>

<p>I am fine with that as long as it will not affect my GPA :) Thanks people, but hopefully I'll pass it</p>