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Writing Assessment

he John H. Lounsbury College of Education graduate applicants must pass the on-site writing assessment as part of the admissions process. Persons who do not meet minimum requirements on the College of Education writing assessment will not be admitted to the graduate program. Applicants not meeting the minimum requirement may retake the assessment. Scores will be sent by email approximately 5-6 weeks after the test date.  Graduates of Georgia College may waive the Graduate Writing Assessment.

Arts & Sciences

Macon-433 Cherry Street
317A Thomas Jefferson Building


Writing Assessment Dates

Date of Test





Saturday, June 21, 2014

Milledgeville-254 Arts & Sciences 

Milledgeville ONLY


Saturday, August 23, 2014  

Macon-433 Cherry Street 317A Thomas Jefferson

Macon ONLY


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Milledgeville-254 Arts & Sciences 

Milledgeville ONLY


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Macon-433 Cherry Street 317A Thomas Jefferson

Macon ONLY

Saturday, March 7, 2015 Milledgeville-254 Arts & Sciences

Milledgeville ONLY

Saturday, April 18, 2015 Milledgeville-254 Arts & Sciences       $82
Saturday, May 16, 2015  

Macon-433 Cherry Street 317A Thomas Jefferson


*Graduate Writing Assessment Registration 

*Graduate Writing Assessment Advice--Characteristics of an Exemplary Paper 

Graduate Writing Assessment Review Data

Day of the Assessment
The Graduate Admission Writing Assessment will be given from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Applicants should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. for check-in and bring official picture identification. Applicants may bring a dictionary and/or a thesaurus; however, neither will be provided. Food, drink, phones or other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing rooms.

Description of the Assessment
Applicants are given a prompt that includes a short summary of current research on a specific topic. They write an essay addressing topic. The primary emphasis for evaluation is how well the applicants integrate their own prior experiences with the current research. The assessment is based upon the quality (not quantity) of written expression along with the analysis and synthesis of ideas. Evaluation is blind and by multiple readers.

COE Writing Assessment Background, Data, and Historical Information

For questions contact: 
Center for Testing
100 Lanier Hall
CBX 74
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone toll free in Georgia: 800-342-0471 ext. 5016  

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