Paying for the Writing Proficiency Exam

To provide maximum flexibility in administering the Writing Proficiency Exam for the spring 2021 semester, we are conducting all Writing Proficiency Exams online. Both on-campus and distance education students will take the exam through D2L, and the exam will be monitored with LockDown Browser and Respondus proctoring features that are embedded in D2L. There will not be an additional charge to a third-party proctoring service; all exams will require the usual $25 payment to MSU through Touchnet. By doing so, we minimize any inconvenience that may be caused by potential shifts in face-to-face restrictions or group size. We will evaluate this process and make decisions for Spring testing in the coming months.


Summer 2021 WPE Payment Procedure:

  • Complete the WPE Student Survey linked below between Monday, May 24th, 2021 at 8AM, CT through Friday, June 25th, 2020, at 4PM, CT.
  • After submitting the survey, you will receive an automatic reply email that includes a link to purchase your exam ticket through Touchnet.  The deadline to pay your exam fee is: Friday, June 25th, 2021, at 4PM, CT.
  • A receipt for your purchase will be emailed to you. Save this receipt!
  • If you DO NOT qualify for the exam, you will receive an email from that includes instructions on how to re-use your exam ticket at a later date. You will not be able to take the exam this semester.
  • Students who DO qualify for the exam will not receive any additional correspondence from our office until the week of Monday, July 5th, 2021. That email will serve as a reminder about the exam and offer instructions for accessing the exam in D2L.
  • You may complete the WPE at any time between Monday, July 12th at 8:00AM CT and Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 11:00PM CT.


  WPE Student Survey