The ECE exam may refer to the English Competency Exam that Jacksonville State University requires of its undergraduates. Students must write a 400-500 word essay on one of two topics provided by the English Department. They must complete the exam in 90 minutes.
On the ECE exam, students typically write expository or argumentative essays, depending on the instructions. The university requires all students to pass the exam prior to graduation unless they have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited university. Once students have completed 60 credit hours, including English 101 and English 102, they can take the exam. The university recommends that students take the exam well in advance of graduation.
There may be other tests that are referred to as ECE exams as well. The fields of early childhood education and electrical and computer engineering are typically abbreviated as "ECE," and related exams vary depending on the university or the program. For example, in electrical and computer engineering, students may take ECE exams for individual courses, while doctoral degree candidates may need to pass a qualifying exam. Students in early childhood education programs may have exams for individual courses, and they may also need to take an exam to become certified to teach.