Writing Intensive News and Tips

Writing Placement

The Writing Placement Exam (WPE) is no longer required for students who possess SAT or ACT scores. Please go to the Writing Placement Exam website for a detailed explanation about who does and who does not need to take the WPE.

Advising information for students

Incoming freshman must take three Writing Intensive (WI) courses before graduating. At least one of the three must be an upper-division (300 or 400-level) course.

Student who transfer to UH Hilo and are considered second-semester freshmen or sophomores, must also complete three WI courses, with at least one being an upper-division course.

Students who transfer to UH Hilo as Juniors must complete two WI courses with at least one being an upper-division course.

Students who transfer to UH Hilo as Seniors must complete one WI course, which must be and upper-division course.

Faculty Resources

The following resources are materials affiliated with campus Writing Intensive presentations and workshop that occur on a regular basis.