WST

General Information

In 1977, the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) was implemented system-wide through all the CSU campuses to ensure that graduating students possess writing capability at the university level.

For Undergraduates Students: All students must pass both the WST and 100W course in order to satisfy the GWAR. All students are required to complete the GWAR prior to graduation unless satisfaction has been achieved through other approved provisions. English 1A and 1B or other equivalent courses are prerequisites for this test.

For Graduate Students: All graduate students are required to demonstrate competency in written English as a requirement for graduation. SJSU policy requires that English competency be a requirement for advancement to graduate candidacy

Currently, the testing fee of $38.00 and the late registration fee of $15.00 are non-refundable. Fees are subject to change.

An attempt for the WST is completion of both test parts.

Test Date              
Registration Deadline
Accommodation Deadline**
Late Registration Begins
Late Registration Ends 

 November 9, 2013

 October 17, 2013

 October 9, 2013

 October 21, 2013

 Closed*

 February 1, 2014

 January 9, 2014

 January 2, 2014

 January 13, 2014

 Closed*

 April 26, 2014

 April 3, 2014

 March 26, 2014

 April 7, 2014

Closed*

 June 7, 2014

 May 15, 2014

 May 7, 2014

 May 19, 2014

Closed*

 July 19, 2014

 June 26, 2014

 June 19, 2014

 June 30, 2014

Closed*

 September 27, 2014

 September 4, 2014

 August 27, 2014

 September 8, 2014

 September 24, 2014*

 November 1, 2014  October 9, 2014  October 1, 2014  October 13, 2014  October 29, 2014*

* Late registration may end early. Please check with Testing Office at (408) 924-5980 for availability.
** Accommodation deadline is for students with disabilities.