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English Proficiency Examination (EPE)

  • ENGL 001: EPE is Being Eliminated Effective Immediately

    An external, stand-alone writing assessment is no longer required by the University System of Maryland. Therefore, effective immediately (April 5, 2021), we are replacing the English Proficiency Exam, ENGL 001: EPE, with a process-based writing assessment that is integrated within the English 102: Principles of Composition II course: the researched argumentation essay.  We consider the integrated assessment both more valid and reliable since it assesses writing the way we teach it: as a process.  UMES students will no longer take the EPE.

    Since this change has just been approved, the Registrar’s Office is working out some practical details. 

    • 1.The co-requisite of ENGL 001 for ENGL 102 and the pre-requisite of ENGL 001 for ENGL 203 and 305 are being removed in HawkWeb.  If you are currently registered for ENGL 001: EPE, you can pre-register for ENGL 203 and/or 305 for Summer 2021 and/or Fall 2021.  You will be administratively withdrawn from the EPE when this is resolved. 
    • 2.ENGL 001 will be removed from the degree audit. 

    If you have any questions, please email Dr. Terry Kundell: tlkundell@umes.edu.

    Last updated:  4/6/2021 by Terry Kundell, Coordinator of the EPE (tlkundell@umes.edu)