Writing Skills Test (WST)

(Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST. You may read about it here.)

 

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 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 11, 2020
(closed)


April 18, 2020
(closed) 

(Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST. You may read about it here.)

 June 20, 2020
(closed)

(Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST. You may read about it here.)

July 25, 2020 

(Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST. You may read about it here.)

 September 19, 2020

(Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST. You may read about it here.)

 October 31, 2020

(Due to COVID-19, SJSU has instituted a temporary alternative to the WST. You may read about it here.)


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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