Candidates for graduation must have passed either the English Proficiency Examination or EN 304 English Proficiency Writing - with a minimum grade of "C". Students who maintain a 3.00 grade point average in EN 101 and EN 102 may petition to be exempted from the Proficiency Examination. It is recommended that this examination be taken during the first semester of the sophomore year. Students who pass the writing component of the PRAXIS Examination are exempt from taking the Proficiency Examination. Check the Academic Calendar for dates that the English Proficiency Examination will be given, or call the Office of Testing at 662-254-3333.