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

February 2, 2019

 Scores published to MySJSU by Feb 22-25

April 20, 2019

 Scores published to MySJSU by May 10-13 (estimated)

June 15, 2019

 Scores published to MySJSU by Jul 3-6 (estimated)

July 20, 2019

 Scores published to MySJSU by Aug 9-12 (estimated)

September 14, 2019

 Open registration ($38): Jun 28 - Aug 22 (5pm)
 Admission tickets for open reg sent via MySJSU Sept 6-9
 AEC: requests due by Aug 14

 Late registration ($53): Aug 23 - Sept 9 (5pm)
 # of spaces: TBA
 Admission tickets for late reg sent via MySJSU Sept 10-11

 Scores published to MySJSU by Oct 4-7 (estimated)

October 19, 2019

 Open registration ($38): Aug 23 - Sept 26 (5pm)
 Admission tickets for open reg sent via MySJSU Oct 11-14
 AEC: requests due by Sept 19

 Late registration ($53): Sept 27 - Oct 14 (5pm)
 # of spaces: TBA
 Admission tickets for late reg sent via MySJSU Oct 15-16
 Scores published to MySJSU by Nov 8-12 (estimated)

2020 Test Dates

 Coming soon!
 Dates will be available October 2019

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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