Registration Information (WST)

How to Register

Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that your registration is done correctly.
For general information and a list of upcoming test dates, click here.


    1. Click this CashNet link to register. Read the page carefully, then click "Writing Skills Test" ($38).
    2. Complete personal information carefully and accurately.
      • It is very important that you register exactly as your name appears on your ID.
        If you have more than one last name, include them all in the Last Name field.
        Add any middle names after your first name in the First Name field.
      • You will be denied admission if any of your information is missing, inaccurate, or invalid.
        If your SJSU ID number is entered incorrectly, you will not receive an admission ticket.
      • Click on "Add to Basket", then click "Checkout". Fill out the form with your payment information, then click on "Continue Checkout", then "Submit Your Order". Credit cards only. No debit cards.
    3. You will receive a e-mail receipt from CashNet when your transaction is completed. Please keep it for your records. If you do not receive a receipt, your transaction did not go through.
    4. Your test time is randomly assigned. Typical times are 8:00am, 10:15am, 12:30pm, and 2:45pm. Reporting times and room assignments will be on your admission ticket, which will be sent to you via MySJSU messaging about 1 week before the test. We encourage all testers to reserve the entire day so that you can attend the test session you are assigned to. We cannot assign specific times. 
      Print your admission ticket early! Click here for important information about admission tickets

Important Notes:

    1. Registration is limited to a maximum of 2000 students. Please register early.
    2. For online WST registration, a valid SJSU ID number is required. If you register online with an inactive ID number, a temporary ID number, an ID not in our records, or another student's ID, you will not receive an admission ticket and your registration fees will be forfeited. If you do not have an SJSU ID number, please visit WST FAQ.
    3. Fees are nonrefundable and may be subject to change. All writing submitted becomes the property of SJSU and will not be redistributed without your consent. Essays are retained for one WST cycle only; essays are not returned after scoring for any reason.
    4. Your receipt will only show your test date. Your room assignment and reporting time will be on your admission ticket, which will be sent 1 week before the test. 

Special Circumstances