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

 Open registration ($38): Oct 10 - Jan 17 (5pm)  | AEC due by Jan 2
 Late registration ($53): Jan 18 - Jan 28 (5pm) | # of spaces: TBA
  
 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Jan 25 (5pm)
 Late reg: admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Jan 30 (5pm)
 Scores published to MySJSU by Feb 22-25

April 20, 2019

 Open registration ($38): Jan 18 - Mar 28 (5pm)  | AEC due by Mar 20
 Late registration ($53): Mar 29 - Apr 15 (5pm) | # of spaces: TBA
  
 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Apr 12 (5pm)
 Late reg: admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Apr 16 (5pm)
 Scores published to MySJSU by May 10-13

June 15, 2019

 Open registration ($38): Mar 29 - May 23 (5pm)  | AEC due by May 15
 Late registration ($53): May 24 - Jun 10 (5pm) | # of spaces: TBA
  
 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Jun 7 (5pm)
 Late reg: admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Jun  11 (5pm)
 Scores published to MySJSU by Jul 3-6

July 20, 2019

 Open registration ($38): May 24 - Jun 27 (5pm)  | AEC due by Jun 20
 Late registration ($53): Jun 28 - Jul 15 (5pm) | # of spaces: TBA
  
 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Jul 12 (5pm)
 Late reg: admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Jul 16 (5pm)
 Scores published to MySJSU by Aug 9-12

September 14, 2019

 Open registration ($38): Jun 28 - Aug 22 (5pm)  | AEC due by Aug 14
 Late registration ($53): Aug 23 - Sept 9 (5pm) | # of spaces: TBA
  
 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Sept 6 (5pm)
 Late reg: admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Sept 10 (5pm)
 Scores published to MySJSU by Oct 4-7

October 19, 2019

 Open registration ($38): Aug 23 - Sept 26 (5pm)  | AEC due by Sept 19
 Late registration ($53): Sept 27 - Oct 14 (5pm) | # of spaces: TBA
  
 Admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Oct 11 (5pm)
 Late reg: admission tickets sent via MySJSU by Oct 15 (5pm)
 Scores published to MySJSU by Nov 8-12

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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