English Proficiency Examination (EPE)


    • Students must register for the EPE, ENGL 001, concurrently with ENGL 102:  Basic Composition II.  
    • Transfer students with credit for ENGL 102 should register for the EPE, ENGL 001, the first semester at UMES.  It is very important for students to fulfill this requirement as early as possible in their college careers.
    • ENGL 001, the EPE, is a prerequisite for ENGL 203, ENGL 305, and ENGL 310.
    • All students registered for the EPE are in a Blackboard class, where the information below and additional information is available. 
    • Click here for the EPE Handout.  

    The EPE will be given early the first week of Fall 2019 to students who have completed ENGL 102 and need the EPE to take ENGL 203, 305, or 310.  These students should register for ENGL 001, the EPE, for Fall 2019.  They will then have access to the ENGL 001: EPE Blackboard class. There, students desiring early testing will find an announcement regarding early testing and will be able to register for a specific testing session.  Early testing will be in the Writing Center: Wilson 1106.   
    At present, early testing sessions are Tuesday, 8/27/19, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm; Wednesday, 8/28/19, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm; and Thursday, 8/29/19, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.   

    Dr. Terry (Smith) Kundell, EPE Coordinator

    Last updated:  8/13/19 by Terry (Smith) Kundell, Coordinator of the EPE (tsmith@umes.edu)