The EWP requirement must be satisfied within the first 45 credits of a student’s program. It is necessary for students who have not satisfied their EWP requirement to do so fall 2023.  

The EWP requirement may be satisfied by passing either the three-credit course EWP 115 or the EWP exam.  See the EWP section of the Academic Calendar for more information.

Prepare for the next EWP exam by attending an EWP exam workshop, focusing on the review of exam instructions, sample questions, evaluation, and tips.

The EWP exam workshop will be hybrid, taking place on both Teams and in LLC 002:

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (ET)
    *Note that you must register for the workshop by emailing After registering, you will be added to the Teams site.

The EWP exam will not take place on Moodle; the EWP exam will be an in-person exam.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET)
    In Nicolls room 001
    *Note that the exam lasts two hours; therefore, you must start the exam no later than 6:00 p.m. to have the full two hours to write. You must register for the exam.

The exam times will also be indicated on the exam announcements emailed to students.

Who should write?

Students who started their bachelor degree program BEFORE September 2020 and have NOT yet satisfied their EWP graduation requirement should write.

Students who started their degree program in September 2020 or later are EXEMPT from writing the exam.


Students MUST register for the EWP exam by emailing one week before the scheduled exam at the latest. You must be registered in order to be added to the Moodle page.

Students requiring accommodations must register by sending an email to

Additional Information

Students will be monitored by proctoring software when taking the exam and are not allowed to wander to other web pages on the computer. Those doing so will be automatically assigned a grade of zero.

A Bishop’s identification card will be required to take the exam. (Other card-sized photo ids may be acceptable.)

Any questions? Send an email to

How to Prepare

Students should understand how the exam is evaluated and be familiar with sample questions.

Students should review their previously written EWP exams with a Writing Consultant at the Writing Centre.

Students should write practice EWP exams and have them reviewed at the Writing Centre in advance of the next EWP exam.

Appointments to review exams can be made through the following site: