This test is taken prior to registration or during the first term when the student begins work beyond the undergraduate level at Jackson State University. It is designed to show the strengths and weaknesses of each student in the areas of grammar and usage, logic, organization and content. Students unsuccessful on the English Examination must pass English 500-Advanced Laboratory Writing. The examination can be taken only once. It is expected that students who must take English 500 will do so no later than their second semester of enrollment. A final grade of “B” or higher is considered passing in English 500. ENG 500 does not earn credit in graduate degree programs. Information on specific dates can be obtained from the Division of Graduate Studies, the Graduate website and academic departments.
Administration of GECE
All students who intend to take the Graduate English Competency Examination must register through the prescribed university registration process. The GECE is offered three times a fiscal year- once during each semester, fall, spring and summer. A fifteen dollar ($15) assessment fee will be added to the student’s account after registering for the GECE. This fee will be assessed each semester thereafter for those registering for the examination until this requirement is met.
What to bring to the exam
Policies and Procedures
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