All students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, as well as all University College and pre‐professional students, must complete the RooWriter writing assessment after completing Discourse 200 and before completing 90 credit hours. Additionally, students must complete the RooWriter Writing Assessment before being allowed to register for Writing Intensive classes. The optimal time to complete RooWriter is within one semester of completing Discourse 200.
Transfer students who have satisfied the Discourse 200 requirement should complete RooWriter within their first semester at UMKC.
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).
Students are charged a fee for their first RooWriter submission. They may retake the RooWriter as many times as they wish throughout their career at UMKC with no additional charges.
Undergraduate students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and students who completed the UMKC WEPT prior to Fall 2013 are exempt from the RooWriter requirement.