The application period for the fall 2013 proctored Writing Proficiency Exam is now closed.
We ask that you please observe both the requirements and the posted deadlines to ensure an equitable process for all potential test takers.
Students classified as Distance Education Students and who live more than 150 miles away from Wichita Falls should click here to verify mileage: Distance verification Information about test sites and proctors will follow after verification.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far away do I have to live to take the test by proctor?
More than 150 miles away from Wichita Falls, TX, according to Mapquest, from your home town to Wichita Falls, TX, not from your actual street address.
How do I sign up to take the exam by proctor?
Fill out the form by clicking here: Distance Verification The Writing Proficiency Office will receive the form directly and will give you further directions, including how to contact a prospective test proctor.
If I take the exam by proctor, do I take the exam the same dates and times as the on-campus exams are given?
No. Exams are generally mailed to the proctor 3-4 weeks prior to the on-campus exam dates. You will have a 10-day window to take the exam prior to the on-campus dates. For example, if the on-campus dates are in early March, you will take the exam in mid-late February. Distance exams are given early to ensure they can arrive in the mail to the Writing Proficiency Office in time to coincide with the on-campus dates. Distance exams are graded and scored at the same time as on-campus exams.
Who can I use as a proctor?
An employee of a college/university's testing center (may also be called assessment center). A student MAY NOT use a library, a learning resource center, a favorite professor or advisor, a boss, a friend, etc. All proctors must be verified by the Writing Proficiency Office in advance.
How do I verify my proctor with the Writing Proficiency Office?
Have the proctor e-mail the Writing Proficiency Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail should indicate that the person agrees to proctor the student and should state the proctor's name, the proctor's title, the proctor's university and the university's website, and the proctor's mailing address, phone and fax numbers.
What if I am in the military?
If you are stationed overseas, accomodations can be made for you to take the exam by proctor at the education center on your base. If you are stationed in the United States, you will need to take the exam at a college/university's testing center.
How soon do I have to find a proctor?
One month prior to the on-campus exams dates for that semester.
How can a distance student take ENGL 2113?
PLEASE NOTE: THE ONLINE COURSE IS FOR DISTANCE STUDENTS ONLY. CLASS SPACE IS VERY
LIMITED, BUT YOU MAY NOW ENROLL YOURSELF DURING REGISTRATION PERIODS. IF YOU NEED
HELP ENROLLING IN THE COURSE, PLEASE CONTACT THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE. IF YOU NEED TO
HAVE A WRITING PROFICIENCY HOLD WAIVED, PLEASE CONTACT THIS OFFICE. WE WILL ONLY
WAIVE WRITING PROFICIENCY HOLDS.