September 2021 Start Date


This is where you can find all of the information about the WRIT placement assessment if you are starting your program in September.

What is the WRIT placement assessment?

As WRIT is a program requirement, Fanshawe enrolls students by default into WRIT. The WRIT assessment presents an opportunity for students to place out of this required course. In order to place out of the WRIT course, students must demonstrate the competencies taught in the course; students must meet or exceed the expectations of this post-secondary curriculum. The WRIT assessment is not a requirement; it is an opportunity.

If you do not write the WRIT assessment during the testing window, you will be required to complete the course. If you choose not to write the WRIT assessment, there is no impact on your program standing or your tuition fees.

If you have written the WRIT assessment before, please contact the School of Language and Liberal Studies for advice on how your previous assessment affects your current program. Contact information is available on the WRIT Contacts page.

When can I write?

The WRIT assessment is available online to students from Monday, June 14th to Sunday, July 18th. This is the “testing window” of opportunity.

Within the testing window, you are free to write the assessment whenever it is convenient for you. Once you begin your test, it is important to note that:

  1. You only have one attempt.
  2. You have only 50 minutes to complete the assessment.

Our recommendation is that (1) you choose a time and place to write the assessment carefully AND (2) you write the assessment as early as possible.

Instructions for completing the online assessment can be found on the writing the assessment online page.


Have questions?

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