Because proficiency in English composition is important to successful performance in many courses, the UC Entry Level Writing Proficiency Requirement is one requirement for graduation that must be satisfied before entering UCLA or during your first year in residence. There are six ways to meet this requirement before enrolling in the University:

  • A score of 680 or higher on the writing section of the SAT I (given March 2005 and thereafter)
  • A score of 30 or higher on the combined English/Writing section of the ACT Assessment
  • A score of 680 or higher on the SAT II – Writing Exam (given May 1998 and thereafter)
  • A score of 3, 4, or 5 on one of the Advanced Placement (AP) tests in English
  • A score of 5 or higher in the Higher Levels of the International Baccalaureate (IB) test in Language A1 (English)
  • A score of 6 or higher in the Standard Levels of the International Baccalaureate (IB) test in Language A1 (English)
  • Four quarter units of a college composition course that transfers into UCLA as English Composition 3, with a grade of “C” or better