Usage & Grammar Test

The Usage and Grammar Test is a graduation requirement for all UNC Hussman majors and second majors. Students are required to score 70 percent or better on the test before graduation.

The test evaluates word usage, grammar and punctuation competencies based on AP style. It is a timed 60-minute test given electronically through Sakai that consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. Allow about one hour in your schedule for this test.

All MEJO 153 students will take the test once in class. Hussman minors are not required to score 70 percent or better.

The test is offered multiple times throughout each fall and spring semester and once each summer session. There is no limit to how many times the test is taken. Seats are limited. Availability can be competitive near the end of the semester. Make every effort to fulfill this obligation before your final semester.

Testing opportunities

Current MEJO 153 students will take the test once only during class. MEJO 153 students do NOT register for seats through the calendar until the next term (if a passing score was not earned in class).

Tests are proctored via Zoom and thus require a laptop with an operable camera for completion. Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser to use with Sakai for all operating systems. Download it to your laptop before test day. Ensure your laptop is fully charged or connected to a power source during testing.

Students who self-identified with ARS must notify us upon seat reservation at the latest.

Reserve your seat beginning one week before each test date via the school’s calendar (see below). If your plans change, cancel your registration.

• For cancellations before registration closes: Cancel your test registration by accessing the Mobile Summary via your registration confirmation email. After logging in with your registered email and opening your ticket summary, an option for canceling your order will be available. If you have trouble canceling, please contact us.

• For cancellations after registration closes: Please notify us at your earliest convenience. 


Test: Friday, March 22, 2024, 11 a.m.

Registration period: March 13 at 8 a.m. through March 20 at 3 p.m.

Test: Friday, April 5, 2024, 10 a.m.

Registration period: March 27 at  8 a.m. through April 3 at 3 p.m.

Test: Friday, April 12, 2024, 11 a.m.

Registration period: April 3 at 8 a.m. through April 10 at 3 p.m.

Test: Friday, April 19, 2024, 2 p.m.

Registration period: April 10 at 8 a.m. through April 17 at 3 p.m.

How you can prepare