Foundations Writing Evaluation

The Foundations Writing Evaluation is an online assessment to help determine which, if any, first-year composition courses you need to take.

About the Foundations Writing Evaluation

All new students (transfer, freshmen, re-admit) should complete the Foundations Writing Evaluation. Transfer students: this is how you initiate a Transfer Credit Review request for composition coursework.

Once completed, you'll be given a recommendation for which Foundations Writing Course you should take in your first semester. This recommendation will also be recorded in your UAccess Student account. If no course is needed, your account will be updated to show that the requirement is completed.

Complete the Foundations Writing Evaluation

Incoming Students

Access the Foundations Writing Evaluation (FWE) via Next Steps Center. Sign in to Next Steps Center and look for the Foundations Writing Requirement module.

See FAQs and other info at the New Student Orientation website

International Students

You should complete the international Foundations Writing Evaluation prior to orientation.

Learn about the international Foundations Writing Evaluation

Current UA Students

If you are a current student but have not completed the Foundations Writing Evaluation, please email us at