Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE) Prep SkillShops

All HSU undergraduates must pass the Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam (GWPE) to graduate. Students are encouraged to take the exam in their junior year. 

The Exam

The prep workshop will be offered twice over Zoom:

Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom -- Register now


Date: Tuesday, November 3
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm   
Location: Zoom -- Register now 

In this interactive workshop, we will review the purpose, format, and scoring of the GWPE, and then practice strategies to help you perform your best on exam day.

NOTE: The workshop does not include a full-length timed practice exam. After the workshop, you are encouraged to complete a timed exam on your own and then meet with a Writing Studio Consultant for personalized feedback. If you can't attend either workshop, you can come to the Writing Studio for help preparing for the exam. Visit the Learning Center Virtual Front Desk (opens Zoom link) or make an appointment online through  

The workshop is free for HSU students.