The Grammar Proficiency Exam (GPE) is a placement test for students seeking admission into the Radio/Television, Advertising-Public Relations, and Journalism majors within the Nicholson School of Communication at UCF.
The total time limit is 35 minutes. It is a two part, standardized and national paper-and-pencil exam that consists of the following:
While there is no official study guide, “Elements of Style” has been used by students to prepare
If the exam is not passed on the first attempt, students may enroll in a remediation writing course. Students should consult with the Nicholson School of Communication for a list of acceptable remediation courses. If the remediation course is completed with a grade of “B” or higher, then it is not necessary to retake the exam. If the remediation course is completed with a grade of “B-“ or lower, then the student may opt to retake the exam. Students have a maximum of two (2) attempts on the Grammar Proficiency Exam. Students should consult with the Nicholson School of Communication at (407) 823-2681 or firstname.lastname@example.org or NSC 143 for questions about grammar proficiency requirements of limited access majors within the school.
A score of 75% is considered passing. GPE results are available after 1:30 PM on the Friday of the week that you took the exam. Results may be available sooner if you take the exam during the first week of classes for the semester.