Writing Skills Test (WST)

General Information

All SJSU students complete the WST as part of the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR), implemented systemwide through all the CSU campuses in 1977 to evaluate university-level writing skills. 

Students must complete the WST before they have completed 75 undergraduate units. 
Some graduate programs require the WST to be eligible for graduate standing.

Learn more about the WST here.

 

Upcoming WST Test Dates

Please plan ahead and register early. Test registration is limited to the first 2000 students.
You must complete the WST at least 3+ weeks in advance of any deadlines for registration and/or admission, otherwise your scores may not be available in time.

The cost to register is $38. (Late registration $15 extra)
Fees are non-refundable and may be subject to change.

Registration is only open for one date at a time. Once we close registration for one test date, we will begin registration for the next WST one week later.

      Test Date    

Important Deadlines & Information

October 19, 2019

 Scores published to MySJSU by 11/12 - 11/14 (estimated)

 February 8, 2020

 Registration: $38 (9/27 - 1/23), late $53 (1/24 - 2/3)
 AEC: requests due by 1/8

 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by 2/3 (late reg by 2/5)

 Scores published to MySJSU by 2/28 (estimated)

April 18, 2020 

 Registration: $38 (1/24 - 3/26), late $53 (3/27 - 4/13)
 AEC: requests due by 3/18

 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by 4/13 (late reg by 4/15)
 Scores published to MySJSU by 5/8 (estimated)

 June 20, 2020

 Registration: $38 (3/27 - 5/28), late $53 (5/29 - 6/15)
 AEC: requests due by 5/20

 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by 6/15 (late reg by 6/17)

 Scores published to MySJSU by 7/10 (estimated)

July 25, 2020 

 Registration: $38 (5/29 - 7/2), late $53 (7/3 - 7/20)
 AEC: requests due by 6/25

 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by 7/20 (late reg by 7/22)
 Scores published to MySJSU by 8/7 (estimated)

 September 19, 2020

 Registration: $38 (7/3 - 8/27), late $53 (8/28 - 9/14)
 AEC: requests due by 8/19

 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by 9/14 (late reg by 9/16)

 Scores published to MySJSU by 10/9 (estimated)

 October 31, 2020

 Registration: $38 (8/28 - 10/8), late $53 (10/9 - 10/26)
 AEC: requests due by 9/30

 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by 10/26 (late by 10/28)
 Scores published to MySJSU by 11/20 (estimated)


Requests for accommodations must be made with AEC 4 weeks in advance of the test.
We will not be able to process requests for accommodations for any late registrations.

Register for the WST

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