ECE Information

Updated English Competency Exam (ECE) Information

April 14, 2020

Beginning Summer 2020, the English Competency Exam (ECE) will no longer be given at JSU, nor will the ECE be a graduation requirement for any student in Summer 2020 and beyond, no matter the year of the catalog for that student’s academic program. Students in ECE remediation are not required to retake the ECE. 

Jacksonville State University recognizes that writing is an integral part of a college education, preparing students for the future through their ability to think critically, analyze and solve problems, and express themselves to an audience in various writing situations. Therefore, in place of the ECE, the university is in the process of implementing a Writing Across the Curriculum approach to help students improve writing skills. More information about JSU’s Writing Across the Curriculum plan will be forthcoming. JSU’s new approach to writing instruction will better equip students with the writing skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow.