Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete the online UMKC RooWriter Writing Assessment after they have passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) but before they have attained 90 credit hours. Incoming transfer students with more than 90 credit hours must complete the RooWriter by the end of their first semester of enrollment or within one semester after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Students who have not completed the RooWriter Writing Assessment within two semesters after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) will be blocked from enrollment until they successfully complete the RooWriter.

Students may complete the RooWriter at any time while enrolled at UMKC as a diagnostic assessment, but it will only satisfy the baccalaureate graduation requirement after a student has passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Undergraduate students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from the RooWriter requirement. The RooWriter supports and is supported by the University-wide General Education Core requirements. Students should visit the RooWriter website for general information: