International Foundations Writing Evaluation

The international Foundations Writing Evaluation (iFWE) gathers information from you that will help our Writing Program Placement advisors determine the best Foundations Writing course for you. We consider many things when determining placement, including:

  • Your language test scores, if applicable (TOEFL or IELTS)

  • Your educational background (where you completed high school, the language of instruction)

  • Your language background

  • Your writing and reading habits and experiences

  • A writing sample

It is important that you take the iFWE at least one week prior to your orientation so that you can register for a required writing course, with the best options for your schedule! It may take up to two hours to complete the iFWE.

You can access the iFWE in the Next Steps Center.